Board of Sport Ireland Campus
Roger is chairman of Sport Ireland Facilities dac and is highly qualified Sports Business Leader, having attained a Batchelor of Commerce Degree and a Master of Business Administration, both from UCD. He has been a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 1997.
He has extensive experience working in the elite professional has worked in elite professional sport, holding the positions of Managing Director and Head of Finance & Regulations at ERC, the organiser and rights holder of the Heineken Cup rugby tournament and as CFO of the newly redeveloped Curragh Racecourse Ltd. Roger’s current position is Director, Commercial Affairs with ICON plc.
Caroline is a Broadcaster and Psychologist who runs her own Communications Consultancy. She has presented ‘It Says in the Papers’ on Morning Ireland and has many years’ experience of Sports Broadcasting in both Radio and Television. She was a member of the National Sports Campus Development Authority and its representative on the High Performance Committee of the Irish Institute of Sport.
Patrick O’Connor is a Solicitor, Coroner, Arbitrator and Notary Public. Patrick is a member of a number of professional and regulatory bodies and associations including The Law Society of Ireland, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Mental Health Tribunal, and the World Rugby, Six Nations and IRFU Disciplinary panels. Patrick has previously served as member, chairman or director of a wide range of professional, sporting and philanthropic organisations including the Board of Management of St. Louis Community School, Hope House, the Irish Association of Suicidology, the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, the Courts Service Board and the Press Council of Ireland. He has held various offices within the Law Society of Ireland most notably as President (1998-99).
Susan is the CEO of Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities Ltd. and she has over 30 years experience in the Irish leisure industry, both in the private and public sectors. She has previously held the position of President of Ireland Active and was up until recently a member of the Board.
Jerry Grant has a background in Civil Engineering and is an experienced Director and Executive Advi- sor in the Utilities and Construction sectors with 25 years at Director Level including roles as director of MC O’Sullivan Consulting Engineers (MCOS), and 10 years as Managing Director of RPS in Ireland. Jerry has the held roles of Specialist Advisor, Head of Asset Management and Managing Director with Irish Water from 2012 to 2018. He is currently Managing Director of Jerry Grant & Associates, Chairman of the Dublin Port Company and External Member of the Governing Body of the Technological University Dublin.Jerry is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators and is qualified in Law & Arbitration as well as being a Chartered Fellow of Engineers Ireland.
Páraic has a lifelong experience of active involvement in sport, as both administrator and participant. From 2008 to 2018 he was Director General of the GAA. As Director-general he provided a strategic and analytical perspective and developed policies on a wide range of issues for the Association. His current roles in Irish sport include President of Ulster Schools GAA; independent member of the board of Ulster GAA; member of the Disputes Resolution Authority and Chairperson of the Judging Panel for the Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sports Awards. He is Coaching Officer in his local GAA club, Scotstown.
Michelle works as Head of Sport and Recreation in Trinity College Dublin. Her work includes strategic development, profile, management, staffing, resourcing, and promotion of sport, infrastructural projects, representation, stakeholder engagement and planning. She has responsibility for a portfolio of 67 acres of outdoor sports and 13,000sqm of indoor sports facilities. She has led on projects form inception to completion at various scales, including the acquisition, design and development of key sporting facilities at Trinity College. She is an active Board and committee member, holding officer positions within Student Sport Ireland spanning a 16-year period and has been involved in Volleyball Ireland in an advisory capacity.