Boylesports Appoints Conor Gray as New Chief Executive

July 28, 2017

Gaming News

Boylesports has revealed that its founder, John Boyle, who founded the company in 1982, will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the Dundalk-headquartered bookmaker’s firm later this year and that his son-in-law, Conor Gray, has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Gray started out as a trainee cashier at the company’s Baggot Road, Dublin branch in 2001 and later went on to hold a number of senior roles in the firm’s IT, trading and digital division.

Gray moved to Asia in 2013 in order to oversee relationship development work for the company and moved to the Information and Media department at headquarters in Dundalk, County Louth two years later. He thereafter took on executive roles in a number of departments within the company.

Gray is married to Boyle’s daughter Kerry, whose two sisters, Orla and Jenna also hold senior positions within the company.

John Boyle commented on the new appointment by saying that, after 35 years building BoyleSports from one shop into Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker, it would not be possible to step back if he was not confident that he was handing the reins to the right person.

Boyle went on to say that in Conor he is confident he has a successor who can bring not only experience and expertise but also a passion for all things related to bookmaking in general and BoyleSports in particular.

Boyle will remain on as Executive Chairman of the company.

Conor hails from Armagh and he and Kerry have two daughters.

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