John who is from Cappagh, Co. Waterford joins IGB from Timac Agro where he is employed as a Sales Specialist. John previously held sales and commercial positions with Nutec Limited, Southern Milling, Dairygold and and Lucey Feeds.
Mr. McGrath also has a strong background as a former greyhound owner, breeder and trainer. In 2005 he bred an English Derby finalist and
in 2006 bred the UK young greyhound of the year. John who is a former director at Youghal Greyhound Stadium is also a committee member sat Cappoquin Coursing Club as well as being a member of the Dungarvan Point to Point Committee. Mr McGrath is also Chairman of the Board of Management of Modligo Primary School, Co. Waterford. John is also very prominent in the local GAA set up.
In commenting on the appointment Adrian Neilan CEO of IGB said that John McGrath has an ideal mix of greyhound industry experience, commercial acumen and local knowledge to be a very good selection for the management role of leading the team at Youghal Greyhound Stadium. Mr. Neilan went on to say that John has had a very successful sales career, has also been a top class breeder owner and trainer and has also been very involved in a voluntary capacity at a leadership level in many community based fundraising organisations in East Cork and West Waterford area.