Olly Tait, chief operating officer of Darley, will leave the organization in November, concluding a tenure of 15 years, Darley announced Oct. 8.
Tait's time at Darley took him to all parts of the world as Darley's bloodstock interests expanded. He was instrumental in establishing both the Australian and Japanese operations. After a period overseeing Darley's American operation he took on his current role at Darley's Newmarket headquarters as COO, coordinating what is now a global organization.
Commenting on his departure, Tait said: "The last 15 years have been challenging and exciting, and I will always value the time that I have had in such a dynamic and ambitious environment. I am very grateful for the opportunities that Sheikh Mohammed and Darley have provided me. Now is the right time in my career for me to seek new challenges and explore other opportunities within the Thoroughbred industry."
Said John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock adviser: "Olly has played a central role in Darley's operations around the world. He is a talented leader, and whilst we are sad to see him go, we wish him the best in the next phase of his career."