Des Holton is a Business development Executive at the Sport Ireland Campus. His love for sport and desire to work in the industry drove him to complete a Masters in Sports Management from University College Dublin in 2017.

He joined the Sport Ireland Campus team in May 2018 having worked in the finance industry for 5 years previously with top financial firms like Citi, State Street and BNY Mellon.

In his role at the Campus, Holton is responsible for developing client relationships, increasing sales and participation, identifying and developing new business opportunities.

He has played a key role in delivering two flagship annual events, the Family SportFest with Sport Ireland and the All Ireland Company Games with Sport for Business that highlight the Sport Ireland Campus as a venue not only for High-Performance Athletes but for the community.

Holton still plays football with his club Johnstownbrige GAA in Kildare.


Sport for Business 30 Under 30 – The Class of 2019
Sport for Business 30 Under 30 – The Class of 2018
Sport for Business Young Leaders – The Class of 2016


Do you know someone that has risen quickly through a career in sports administration, sponsorship or other areas where sport and business crossover that you believe deserves recognition?

We want to hear from you.

The criteria for submission is that the person should be working within the sports industry, or in a sponsorship or agency capacity that is bringing sport to life, and that they should be born in or after 1990.

The list will build up over the coming weeks and we will gather as a group in May of this year to meet with alumni from previous years and to further the creation of a network of people making a real difference within our industry.

The nomination process is simple. Contact us today, quoting 30 under 30 in the subject line, with a name and a few lines on why you or they could be one of our 30 Under 30 for 2020.

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