50 Women of Influence – Rea Walshe

Rea Walshe, FAI

Rea Walshe was promoted to Corporate Affairs and Licensing Director of the FAI in 2018 from her position as Head of Legal and Licensing.

She has been with the FAI for nearly 5 years moving up the ranks from Legal Manager.

She is centrally involved in a number of projects including preparing Ireland for hosting four matches as part of the EURO 2020 Finals and the potential 2030 Joint World Cup bid with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

She has a wide remit within the FAI touching all departments at some point or another.

She has also expanded her sporting involvement by joining the Board of the Federation of Irish Sport as Director and Company Secretary in 2017.  She is also company secretary of the FAI and the Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee.

Walshe has an honours degree in law from UCC.  She completed UEFA’s first edition of the Football Law Programme in 2016 and is currently participating in an Executive Masters in Sports Governance (MESGO) a unique programme designed for sports sector professionals wishing to master the complex dimensions and the diversity of international practices related to professional sport on an international level.

50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2018 Nomination to let us know who you think should be joining us.

This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

We will be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and you can book one of the limited places available to join us by clicking below.

We will also be publishing this year’s Women of Influence list, together with other interviews and content relating to the cause of promoting Women in Sport in a commemorative booklet.

If you would like to highlight the work your organisation is doing in this area as part of this project CONTACT US TODAY, Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Partnership and let’s talk about the options that are available.

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