Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Weatherbys to appoint Graham Ayres as Group FD. Graham was subsequently promoted into the Group MD role.
Established in 1770, Weatherbys is a family run group of companies providing a range of services to the horse racing industry. The Weatherbys diverse family of companies now comprises Weatherbys Ltd, Weatherbys Bank and the DNA Laboratory in Ireland, amongst others. The founding company, Weatherbys Ltd, is today primarily responsible for providing racing services to the BHA, along with racecard production, pedigree research, printing, publishing, marketing and ticketing services to a range of clients.
Bailey Fisher Executive Search was engaged to manage the search for a Group FD. Graham Ayres was appointed to develop the finance function to support future growth. With his background in publishing, Graham played a key part in the transformation from print to digital data.
The search was managed by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Private Markets Practice at Bailey Fisher Executive Search. Andrew has subsequently assisted Weatherbys with a number of senior appointments.