Remarkable continuity to the board of Arrowfield Group

The Arrowfield Group has announced the appointment of Martin Story and Michael Messara as new directors to its Board.

“These new directors, who share my commitment to the future of Arrowfield and the Australian thoroughbred industry, bring the next generation into play at board level,” John Messara said.  “I look forward to their fresh input and support.”

Martin Story, 52 is a chartered accountant and brings a remarkable continuity to Arrowfield’s board.  He has been the company’s chief financial officer since the Stud’s foundation more than 25 years ago.  He has been part of the team which has completed the many successful acquisitions, stallion syndications and international partnerships for which Arrowfield is renowned.

Michael Messara, 30, is a director of specialist investment firm Caledonia, with portfolio management responsibilities for the Caledonia Australia, Small Caps & Private Investment Trusts.  He has ten years experience researching Australian and International equities with a particular emphasis on the materials, health care, media and gaming sectors.

Michael is a son of Arrowfield Stud founder John Messara AM and is also a director of, one of Australia’s largest online retail and auction companies.  He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has a passion and excellent knowledge of horse racing.