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31 May 18 14:23
Date Joined: 05 Jun 08
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Nicholas Hartery is an Irish businessman, the chairman of CRH plc. Nicholas Hartery was born in May 1951. He is the chairman of CRH plc since 2012 and a board member since 2004, and a non-executive director of Musgrave Group and Eircom.

A Chairman is needed with some vision and perspective, will not accept the status quo and just might strategically think about the organisation he will be running. How on earth a man running a concrete company turning over 87 BILLION with 87,000 employees will find time to worry about sectional timing in Tramore and over-watering in Kilbeggan is beyond me.

The last "busy" man that devoted plenty of time to this role was the favoured son Denis Brosnan. Unless Hartery has the significant backing of the multi-tentacled Coolmore operation he hasn't a prayer of making any significant impact. His profile coming in to the job is very low-key indeed - a few ponies with Mick Halford - and he certainly has never been heard from before with a single interesting or controversial opinion on the game. Expect more of the Joe Keeling approach which got us exactly nowhere.
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Report cloone river May 31, 2018 10:24 PM BST
What will his salary be?
Report Arklearkle May 31, 2018 11:01 PM BST
His CRH function is non-executive. Other executives run the Company.
Report RoyalAcademy June 1, 2018 10:08 AM BST
Directors receive €13k p.a. and JK - possibly paid a little more - took no remuneration during his term. One serves.

10 employees are paid in excess of 100k and the average salary of all others is 70k+.
Report kincsem June 1, 2018 10:43 PM BST
Does not sound like the ideal person to help the struggling grass roots.
Report neill d June 2, 2018 1:23 AM BST
Non-executive director = the nice biscuits and explanations like "if you were actually here day-to-day, you'd see why we have to pull the stuff we do".
Report Roger De Bris June 24, 2018 12:19 AM BST
Biog/Info on new Chair

Mr Hartery has a lifelong interest in horses and is the owner of a stud farm in Co Limerick where he breeds mainly thoroughbred horses for flat racing, selling foals, yearlings and broodmares at sales such as Goffs, Tattersalls and Arqana, France. In addition, he races horses in Ireland, the UK and France having winners in Group 1, 2 and 3 races.
Mr. Hartery is the current Chairman of Cement Roadstone Ireland (CRH) having been appointed in 2012 following a period as director (2004 – 2012). He is also the Chairman of the Musgrave Group, an Irish food wholesaler (2009 to present). He is also the current President and CEO of PRODIUM, a consultancy and business advisory firm (2009 to present). In the past Mr. Hartery has held senior management positions with a number of international companies including Dell Computers, Eastman Kodak, EMEA, Verbatim Corporation and General Electric.

Note for editors:
The position is for a period of 5 years and the appointment has been made following a competitive process managed by the PAS (Public Appointments Service).
Report peckerdunne June 24, 2018 12:44 PM BST
RoyalAcademy gets another commendation for copying and pasting.
Report RoyalAcademy June 25, 2018 5:11 PM BST
pecker, is your weiner out of joint coz I've no idea what you're talking about? If its my intro to the latest in-house selection then I might suggest there was a reason for the italics.

Apart from that, have you anything of interest to say on the topic or are you just a skirmisher?
Report frank60 June 25, 2018 5:16 PM BST
Report peckerdunne June 25, 2018 6:33 PM BST

Perhaps now you understand a little more.

Never polite to just wade in regardless.
Report kincsem June 25, 2018 10:49 PM BST
The Irish Field, 23/06/18

Six regular racegoers wanted for HRI body

Would you like free admission to all Irish racing?
That's one of the perks for members of the Horse Racing Ireland's Racegoers Consultative Forum (RCF) and six new members are needed.
The RCF has 14 members representing all areas of the country, including Northern Ireland.
Their brief is to bring ideas and feedback from racegoers on how to improve the race-going experience to senior executives in HRI when they meet four times a year.
Report Arklearkle June 27, 2018 10:17 PM BST
... they'l be lucky to find 6
Report RoyalAcademy July 5, 2018 1:15 PM BST
The new Chairman got his first taste of the flavour of his political masters during the week and it was an easy ride. It's fair to say he is not immersed in the various issues and debates that are currently in vogue and most responses included "I'll come back to you on that."

For oversight to be effective it depends on knowledgeable public servants (TD's and senators) to be interested and concerned about the game and I was keenly anticipating the first question after Hartery introduced himself and his CV. Would it be drug testing in the breeding industry, betting tax, racecourse plummeting attendances and betting handle, trainer hegemony and domination, superpowers etc etc?? Not quite! The first question was about harness racing!!!! The pump is still greased in the parish.
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