Catherine Tiernan is the Commercial Director at the Olympic Federation of Ireland. She was a key player in terms of managing relationships with key partners as the Tokyo Games of 2020 slipped over into 2021.
She has also managed the transition of the principal commercial partner from FBD Insurance in Tokyo to Allianz for the Paris Cycle of the Games.
Tiernan joined the OFI in November of 2018 having previously been Head of Marketing with Chill Insurance during its period as a key sponsor of Cork GAA.
Prior to that, she had been Head of Sponsorship at O2.
Check out the others who have so far joined the list right here.
This is the ninth edition of our Sport for Business listing of 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport.
We are proud to do so this year with a new partner in AIG, an organisation that have pledged their commitment to equality in their partnerships with Gaelic Games, Tennis, Golf and more, for whom “Effort is Equal” and with whom we have ambitious plans to extend the reach of this annual celebration of the Women who are making a difference.
They are drawn as before from the worlds of leadership, partnership, storytelling and performance.
We began this journey in 2013 when challenged that we would never be able to produce a list of twenty Influential Women in Irish Sport. The 20 stretched to 30, then 40 and 50 and it still does not do justice to the talent that is out there.
This year once more, to keep things fresh we will introduce at least 30 per cent of fresh names from last year. That will be the hardest part to have some names replaced but if it was too easy it would be of less value.
The list we will continue to build over the coming weeks is a snapshot of those women who are making a mark on how sport is played, consumed, grown and delivered.
They are part of making the role of women in sport unexceptional by being exceptional in what they do.
“A powerful and influential network of information and collaboration”
Sport for Business Partners