Board of Directors
Tim Murphy is a corporate finance professional who provides strategic advice to clients through his firm, Guacamole Partners Limited. Tim serves on the board of several regulated and private companies. He is also a volunteer board member of the Social Care Workers Registration Board, a CORU board. Tim has worked in financial services for over 30 years in the US, UK and Ireland. He trained as an accountant and began his career with Ernst & Young Boston in 1988.
Ken McIntyre has been a director of J B Barry & Partners, one of Ireland’s leading consulting engineering practices, for over 20 years. He has been involved in the delivery of major infrastructure projects in Ireland and has also provided technical and institutional support to local administration on projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, a Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers and a Fellow and Past Chair (Republic of Ireland) of the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management.
In his playing career, Ken was a founding member of Marian (now UCD Marian) Basketball Club with whom he won two national championships. He was an underage international at u15, u18 and u20 level and a senior international from 1970 to ‘79.
Ken also played basketball in Sligo and over the years has been involved in both coaching and administration.
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 Operations Manager for the Sport Ireland Campus, home to world class facilities for Team Ireland's elite athletes including the National Indoor Arena & Covered Pitches, National Gymnastics Training Centre and National Aquatics Centre to name a few. Previous to this role, she worked as the Event Director for the Allianz Para Swimming European Championships, an event that was awarded Sporting Event of the Year via the 2019 Irish Sport Industry Awards.
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) over a decade ago as Competitions Director. Since leaving BI, she has also worked as the Head of Basketball Operations with GB Basketball and at the highest level of the sport with the International Basketball Federation, FIBA, based in Munich. She most recently qualified as one of the first Irish FIBA Technical Delegates which will allow her to oversee European and World qualifiers as a FIBA representative.
She departed Ireland in 2010 to take up a role that she describes as one of the best jobs she has ever worked, organising the London 2012 basketball and wheelchair basketball events and despite basketball introducing her to most countries in Europe and beyond she is relishing being back on home soil and enjoying playing a part in the progression of the sport in Ireland. She has a particular interest in the area of sport development and governance having graduated with a MSc. in Sport Management from UCD in December 2019, with a final year dissertation focusing on the governance of elite sport which she hopes to publish.
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.
A graduate of Unilever, Emer is now a marketing and strategy consultant, having worked her way up to Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer roles in London and Dublin’s top Advertising Agencies.
In her playing career, Emer played international basketball for Ireland at all levels as well as in the top flight of the NCAA college basketball in the USA where she captained her team for two of her four years, before playing professionally in England’s Premier Division until injury got in the way.
Emer was assistant coach on the Ireland U20 women at the 2017 FIBA European Championships and is an underage coach with the newly amalgamated Drogheda Wolves basketball club.
Global CRM & Services Systems senior manager at ICON CR. Jeanne is a professional Technical Consultant with over 20 years of experience and qualifications across Enterprise Systems, Business Development and related software applications and business services.