Irish Squash has announced that Scott Graham is to take over as the new CEO of the organisation.
He will take up his role next week. Scott was previously the Operations Manager in Cycling Ireland and before that had worked in sponsorship and communications roles with Teneo and Triathlon Ireland.
Tiernan Harris has also been appointed as the new full-time Office Administrator with responsibility for a range of duties, including managing the software platform, SportyHQ and developing an improved social media presence for the organisation.
Paul Nugent remains in his post as Chief Operations Officer, in which he has provided administrative duties in liaison with voluntary board members for Irish Squash for many years.
The new complement of 3 staff members will enhance the operational delivery of services to the squash community in Ireland and is an important step in delivering on the goals outlined in organisation’s Strategic Plan 2022-2027 – ‘Connecting the Dots’.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as the CEO of Irish Squash,” said Graham.
“The sport has enormous potential, and I am looking forward to working with the Irish Squash community, staff, and key stakeholders to further develop the sport and professionalise the organisation.”
“My key priority will be to deliver upon the ambitious 5-year strategic plan and help bring Irish Squash to new heights.”
“This is an exciting time for our organisation as we professionalise operations and we are grateful for the support of Sport Ireland in this regard,”” added Irish Squash President Rosie Barry.
“Scott and Tiernan both excelled in the competitive interview processes for each role.”
“The Board looks forward to developing a strong working relationship with our new CEO so that together with the squash community, we may realise the ambitions set out in our strategic plan.”
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Scott Graham is the seventh new CEO in the Irish Sporting NGB sector in the past year, joining Stephen McNamara at Paralympics Ireland, Enda Lynch at Badminton Ireland, Tim Bourke at Irish Sailing, James Quilligan at Cycling Ireland, Kevin Quinn at Tennis Ireland, and Anne McCormack at Hockey Ireland.
With New CEO’s also in place in the same time frame at Leinster Rugby, Dublin GAA and Six Nations Rugby, this is clearly a time of great change.
We have worled with Scott down the years and he is a strong appointment to take the sport to a new level. We wish him all the best in that.