Campion Appointed Director at FAI

The FAI has announced the appointment of Karen Campion as Business Partnerships and Strategy Director.

Campion brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, with over 13 years’ experience with the Association in various roles.

As an accountant, she has a strong Finance background as well as people, project and stakeholder management experience attained following her move to the role of Head of Business Partnerships and Strategy in May 2017, after the departure of Miriam Malone to become CEO of Paralympics Ireland.

The role was at Director level under Malone and has now returned to that degree of seniority within the FAI’s management structure.

Campion will continue to manage all non-commercial income streams from application through to the compliance, regulatory and reporting requirements of the Association. She will also continue to lead the Association’s strategic planning process.

“I am delighted to be appointed as Director of Business Partnerships and Strategy, a fantastic start to 2019,” she said yesterday.

“I would like to thank the football family and various stakeholders who have partnered with me over the past 13 years for their support, commitment and solid working relationships that we have built over my time with the FAI.”

“I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and the opportunities that the role continues to present.”

“Karen deserves this recognition as she brings her experience, energy and enthusiasm to this role,” added FAI CEO John Delaney.

“Karen’s promotion to Director level was a natural progression. She is the second woman in the past year to be appointed Director, joining Rea Walshe, Corporate Affairs and Licensing Director, at this level.

“I look forward to continue working with Karen in this capacity and supporting her career progression. On behalf of the Board of Management, we congratulate her on this achievement.”

Campion was identified by us on our Liberty Insurance supported list of the Most Influential Women in Irish Sport back in 2017.

We will open up for you to nominate who you think should be on the list for this year as we start a weekly feature interview with Women making a difference in the commercial world of Irish sport next month.


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