Aquis Appoints Chief Operations Officer

In Farm Newsby Ben Ready

Aquis Group has appointed experienced Business Manager Paddy Power to the position of Chief Operations Officer.

Aquis CEO, Shane McGrath said: “Aquis has seen significant growth over the past four years, from our original investment in Canungra in 2015, to taking over the management of Emirates Park in 2017 in addition to our ongoing investment in breeding and racing interests, the commitment of the Fung family to the Australian bloodstock industry continues apace”.

“Bringing someone of Paddy’s calibre onto the team will be a significant asset in supporting Aquis Farm’s continued growth and development in Australia and helping to realise the Fung family’s full vision for Aquis into the future”.

Born and raised in Ireland, Paddy undertook a Master’s in Business Studies at University College Dublin before working for Goodbody Stockbrokers. He relocated to the Hunter Valley (NSW) in 2012 to work for Coolmore Australia as their Business Manager. Whilst at Coolmore he was also a member of the Coolmore Australia Advisory Board. He is the Treasurer of TBNSW and Treasurer of HTBA. Paddy was an integral part of the team that saw the refusal of Anglo American’s application to build an open cut coal mine adjacent to Coolmore Australia and Darley Woodlands.

 “I am hugely excited to be joining the team at Aquis,” Mr Power said.

“To have witnessed the development of the company over the past four years has been truly phenomenal and to be afforded the opportunity to be a part of that continued progression into the future, is an opportunity that I am very much looking forward to.”

“The past seven years at Coolmore Australia have been the most fulfilling years of my life on both a personal and professional level and I am immensely grateful, in particular to the Magnier family, but also the entire team at Coolmore for the experience I have gained and opportunities I have been afforded throughout my time there”.

Paddy will join the team at Aquis on March 4th.

Along with a number of real estate investment, Aquis has made a firm commitment to Australian racing and breeding, and to the thoroughbred industry as a whole. The company plans to extend its brand to facilitate the continued growth of the Australian racing industry as well as international markets.