Paralympics Ireland have confirmed the appointment of Trevor O’Rourke as their new Head of Commercial and Funding.
O’Rourke is an experienced operator has a wealth of experience having worked in sport since the mid-1980s. He was an advisor to the FAI in the aftermath of Saipan and the Genesis Report alongside Declan Conroy back in the early ’00s and has also been involved in more recent years in a number of technology projects and with Special Olympics International.
In his new role, O’Rourke will have responsibility for the development and implementation of a funding plan for the organisation and will lead on all funding and commercial aspects of the organisation.
He takes on the position vacated late last year by Patrick Haslett who left to become CEO of One-Zero.
“We are delighted to welcome Trevor to the Paralympics Ireland family,” said Paralympics Ireland CEO Miriam Malone.
He is an acknowledged industry expert with unrivalled experience and is sure to be an exceptionally valued member of our team. I look forward to working with Trevor in the coming years to expand on Paralympics Ireland funding opportunities and to attract new partners to Paralympic Sports in the future.”
“I am really looking forward to working with Paralympics Ireland,” added O’Rourke.
“This organisation has been making great progress in recent years, so I jumped at the opportunity to work here. This is an exciting time as we look forward to Tokyo and beyond and I can’t wait to get started.”
Paralympics Ireland’s main partnership has long been with Allianz who also backed last year’s European Para-Swimming Championships at the National Sports Campus.
They also have partnerships in place with Toyota and Flogas and will be looking to add more in the run-up to the Rio Paralympic Games in 2020.