McGrath joins Aquis Farm in newly created role at the stud
He previously held roles at Eliza Park and Coolmore Australia
Queensland-based nursery Aquis Farm has appointed Shane McGrath to the newly created role of deputy chief executive officer at the operation.
McGrath has over 15 years of experience in the Australasian bloodstock industry as he was general manager of Eliza Park and most recently was bloodstock sales manager for Coolmore Australia.
Justin Fung, chief executive of Aquis Farm, said: "We have great aspirations for the next three years and in Shane, we feel we have identified a person with the necessary expertise, experience and ambition to take our operation through the next stages of its development. I am thrilled that Shane has decided to join Aquis Farm."
McGrath added: "I'm very excited to be joining Aquis Farm. I am hugely grateful to Tom Magnier and the team at Coolmore for the opportunities that I was afforded in my time there. Coolmore is an industry leader globally and one cannot help but to learn when part of such a professional and experienced outfit.
"However, I was inspired by the vision for the future that Justin outlined to me and his obvious passion for the industry. The opportunity to be part of the operation that is being built by Aquis Farm was just too good to refuse."
The operation of Hong Kong-based billionaire Tony Fung has built up its bloodstock interests in recent times and among the stallions they stand for the Australian breeding season is former Coolmore shuttler Holy Roman Emperor.