BoyleSports founder steps down as CEO as he hands over company reins to son-in-law
BoyleSports CEO and founder John Boyle has stepped down from the role as his son-in-law has been appointed as the new chief.
Conor Gray - who has worked with Ireland's largest independent bookmaker for the last 16 years - will now take the reins.
"After 35 years building BoyleSports from one shop into Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker, it would not be possible step back if I were not confident that I was handing the reins to the right person," Mr Boyle said.
"In Conor I am confident I have 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."
Mr Gray joined the company’s Baggot Road, Dublin branch as a trainee cashier in 2001, moving to the Information and Media department at HQ in Dundalk, County Louth two years later.
Over the next decade he took on executive roles in various departments within the company including IT, Trading and Digital.
In 2013 he moved to Asia to oversee relationship development work for BoyleSports returning to the Head Office in January 2014 as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Hailing from Armagh and an avid GAA fan, Conor is married to Kerry and has two daughters.
Mr Boyle's daughters Orla and Jenna also hold senior positions within the company.