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Irvine to take up Hong Kong Jockey Club role

17 November 2015

GEORGE IRVINE, who leaves SIS at the end of next month, is taking up the role of commingling development director at the Hong Kong Jockey Club on January 4.

Irvine, former MD betting and international at SIS, is the longest-serving member of staff there and most recently has been working as a consultant on special projects for the chairman a round t he international business.

 Irvine, 62, said: “I've wanted to take on something different, I love the business, the people within it and every minute of the job. I've also been involved with the international side since 2000,so the role in HK, although challenging, holds no fears for me.” 

He has been in betting/horseracing since 1972, and in his 29 years with SIS he launched

Irvine added: “Hong Kong remains a world leader in the provision of horseracing. My son has also lived there since 1996. I also have a granddaughter, so it will be nice to spend time with my HK family.”

He follows Tony Kelly, the former managing director of Arena Racing Company, who moved to Hong Kong in September as racing director.

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