Paralympics Ireland announced that Miriam Malone will take up the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after 11 years as the Business Partnerships Director and member of the management team of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).
Prior to that, Malone headed up Kilkenny Local Sports Partnership, and also worked for Special Olympics in a development role.
“I am honoured to take on the role of CEO for Paralympics Ireland,” she said. “I look forward to repaying the trust shown to me by the board recruitment and selection committee.
"I believe that Paralympics Ireland is an important part of the Irish sporting landscape. I know that with Liam Harbison at the helm for the last number of years it has grown greatly, and had a very successful Paralympics Games in London and Rio.
“One of the challenges for me and all the staff will be to maintain that trajectory of growth, progression and recognition for the athletes.”
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Ireland won 13 medals overall, including five golds, five silvers and three bronzes.
Welcoming the news, President of Paralympics Ireland Jimmy Gradwell said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Miriam on board. We were overwhelmed by the interest in the role and are so pleased to have someone of Miriam’s calibre and extensive experience in the sector leading us into Tokyo 2020 and beyond.”
The full story is available on Paralympics Ireland’s website.