Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has added another string to his bow after being appointed as the new chairperson of Ireland’s largest international aid agency Concern Worldwide.
Treacy has been a member of Concern’s Board since 2008 and also sits on Concern’s US Board.
As with all Concern’s Board roles, the position of chairperson is undertaken in a voluntary capacity.
“It is a privilege to have been appointed chair of Concern,” said Treacy yesterday.
“It’s a great organisation with 50 years of history working for the world’s poorest people. I’ve been a supporter and member of the board for many years and a key focus of mine will be to ensure that Concern maintains highest standards of governance in its work, and that the organisation maintains the trust and confidence of the public.”
“It’s their support that allows Concern to reach people in the most remote, insecure regions of the world and with such a high level of humanitarian crises and need at the moment, that support is more vital than ever.”
Treacy achieved international recognition by winning the World Cross Country Championships in 1978 before retaining the title the following year. In 1984, he won silver in the marathon at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
He holds a BS in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Providence College, Rhode Island. John is an Honorary Fellow of Waterford Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.