Scott Calder will return to his native land as a member of the sales and nominations division of Cambridge Stud when new owners Brendan and Jo Lindsay take over from Sir Patrick and Lady Justine Hogan on Apr. 1.
“I am absolutely delighted that Scott has agreed to join us at Cambridge Stud,” said Henry Plumptre, incoming CEO of Cambridge Stud. “He is a person of the highest integrity, he possesses great horse skills and most importantly is passionate about the New Zealand thoroughbred industry. He will be a great asset for our senior team going forward and we look forward to welcoming him back to New Zealand at the end of March.”
A graduate from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Management (1st Class Honours), Calder was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar and worked at Curraghmore Stud before taking part in the Godolphin Flying Start Programme. Calder worked at Coolmore Stud since then, first in Ireland in marketing for 18 months, followed by a sales and marketing position at Coolmore America for the past five years.
Added Calder, “I couldn’t be more excited to be returning home to play a part in the future of Cambridge Stud under Brendan and Jo Lindsay’s leadership. During my time abroad, I’ve had some fantastic opportunities and learnt from world-class people at Coolmore and Godolphin. This experience has also made me even more appreciative of the New Zealand breeding industry’s ability to punch above its weight and there is no better example of that than Cambridge Stud.”