Three new Basketball Ireland Board members confirmed
June 16, 2018
Voting for three positions on the Board of Basketball Ireland took place at the Basketball Ireland AGM, which was held at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght today (June 16th).
Three new board members were confirmed to bring the Board’s membership to seven, with one new member to be co-opted in the coming weeks to bring the membership to eight.
The three new board members are:
Sinéad Gordon is an experienced project manager, with a proven track record in delivering international world-class competitions and events. She is currently working as the Event Director for the Allianz Para Swimming European Championships that will take place in Dublin in August and is completing a MSc in Sports Management in UCD.
Sinéad has always had a passion for basketball, which started when playing for St. Nathy’s College Ballaghaderreen (and is a proud Mayo supporter), with this passion becoming a career path when she joined Basketball Ireland (BI) almost a decade ago as Competitions Director. She has also worked as the Head of Basketball Operations with BI’s UK equivalent, British Basketball and at the highest level of the sport with the International Basketball Federation FIBA, in Munich.
She departed Ireland in 2010 to take up a role that she describes “as one of the best jobs I have had to date”, organising the London 2012 basketball and wheelchair basketball events. Another career highlight is being the 3x3 Competition Manager for the inaugural Baku 2015 European Games, where Team Ireland snatched a hugely impressive 8 th place finish.
Charles is an enthusiastic active coach at club and county level. He is the current Chair of the Clare Area Basketball Board and their representative on the National Area Boards Committee. Charles has both National and International experience in contract and claims negotiation. He is a seasoned professional and adept in working with cross functional teams. He is a business owner and is proactive in working with volunteer organisations. Charles believes that basketball is a way for kids and adults alike to be part of something that can make them both a team player and an independent thinker.
Paul McDevitt, FCCA Registered Auditor & Accountant, has been a partner in McDevitt & McGlynn since 1992. Paul has extensive experience in dealing with SME’s and Not For Profit Organisations advising them on taxation, financial, corporate governance and auditing matters. Treasurer of both the NWAB and the NABC, Paul is also a member of Council, representing the NABC. He is also a member of joint council and board sub committee, reviewing the current corporate structure of Basketball Ireland and is actively involved in coaching at both club and Area Board level.