Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster has announced the appointment of Sebastian Hutch to the new role of General Manager of Bloodstock Sales. In addition, as part of a restructure of the senior management team at Inglis, Jonathan D’Arcy has been appointed General Manager of Bloodstock Operations and International Development.
Both positions will report to the Managing Director, a role currently held by Webster, who will be stepping down at the end of the year after an 11-year tenure.
Webster explained the changes were part of a plan to separate sales from operations and logistics, to ensure the sales team could focus on servicing our clients and growing the business.
"The basis of Sebastian’s new role is managing all bloodstock sales resources in NSW and Victoria," Webster said.
He described Hutch as a “young, talented and dynamic industry leader’’.
Hutch joins Inglis following a 10-year stint at Coolmore Australia, which he joined after graduating from the University of Dublin with a Bachelor of Business and Legal studies.
He is currently Coolmore Australia’s Sales, Marketing and Racing Manager as well as a member of the Coolmore Australia Advisory Board.
“I am very proud to be joining the team at Inglis,’’ Hutch said.
“I will forever be grateful to the Magnier family, in particular Tom and Sophie Magnier, for the opportunities that I have been afforded in my time at Coolmore.
“It was an incredible environment in which to grow, work and live with extraordinary levels of commitment and expertise in evidence every day. I leave with lifelong friends from my time there and I progress to Inglis with great ambitions for the future.’’
A long-standing member of the Inglis team, D'Arcy will take on a new role managing all operations and logistics involved in conducting major auctions.
“Jonathan will continue to play a significant role as a member of the Inglis leadership team and as the company’s senior auctioneer," Webster said.
"I expect Sebastian and Jonathan will work closely together to ensure vendors receive the best service possible and our buyers find the right horses for their budgets when they attend an Inglis sale.”
The new appointments are effective from November 19.