Maeve Buckley, Leading Sport

Maeve Buckley is the Founder and Executive Director of Leading Sport as well as a Director of the Federation of Irish Sport and of Line Up SME.

She is one of the go-to people in sport when it comes to strategic planning and operates on a global as well as a domestic stage.

Buckley was the CEO of Platinum One Group and a Director of the National Sports Campus from 2012 to 2105.

She is also a judge of the European Sponsorship Awards and the Irish Sport Industry Awards and has worked on a number of recent strategic plans within Irish sport including for the Camogie Association and the IRFU.

She will be undertaking a major piece of work for an international Governing Body over the course of 2019, which we will bring news of very shortly.


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.