GPA Seeking CEO

The Gaelic Players Association has published the notice seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. Details of what is being sought and how to apply were posted on the GPA website on Friday and published here on Sport for Business today.

The new person to take on the role will replace Dermot Earley who is returning to his position in the Defence Forces after a sabbatical. They will become the third CEO of the organisation after Earley and Dessie Farrell who led it from 2002 until 2016.

The GPA has grown from small beginnings to being a powerful force within the GAA. It represents 2,300 current and a growing number of past players and has become a strong fundraising and advocacy group.

“The GPA is seeking to appoint an experienced, motivated and motivating CEO who will oversee the organization’s day to day management and lead it to continued growth and success,” according to the job specification which can be seen here.

“The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with excellent people skills and the ability to establish and develop positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including our players, the GAA, Government Bodies, commercial partners, individual supporters and staff.”

“The CEO will inspire confidence, have the ability to develop and implement operational policies and possess the drive and skills to deliver the GPA vision outlined in its Strategic Plan.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual with strong leadership and managerial qualities combined with a passion for our games.”

All enquiries and requests for a detailed job description should be emailed
to and the closing date for applications is Friday the 27th of April 2018 at 5pm.

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