Sunday 18 August 2019

Chief executive of Irish Institute of Directors Maura Quinn joins board of Rugby Players Ireland

Pictured today is Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member
INPHO/James Crombie
Pictured today is Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member INPHO/James Crombie
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The chief executive of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland, Maura Quinn, has joined the executive board of Rugby Players Ireland, the representative association for professional rugby players.

In addition Irish Women’s 15 captain Ciara Griffin,  Irish Women’s 7’s player Louise Galvin and Irish Men’s 7’s player Greg O’Shea have been appointed to the increased board, which is chaired by Ireland rugby international Rob Kearney.

Pictured today is Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member and Rob Kearney, Chairman
INPHO/James Crombie
Pictured today is Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member and Rob Kearney, Chairman INPHO/James Crombie

Tapping a non executive director from outside the world of rugby showed the directors recognised the need for an external perspective, Maura Quinn said.

The IoD has previously been involved with the association, including providing mentoring to professional rugby players from across the Irish provinces. 

The four new directors join fellow players Rob Kearney (Chairman), Darren Cave, Eoin McKeon, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton on the Executive Committee and existing Independent Board member, Peter McKenna.

Rugby Players Ireland was established in 2001 and extended last year to include the Women’s International programme and both the Men’s and Women’s Rugby 7’s teams.

Rugby Players Ireland CEO Simon Keogh said the new board additions will bring different experiences, expertise and skills to the executive board that are: “reflective of the broad remit and impact of Rugby Players Ireland within the game.”

Pictured today is (L-R) Greg O'Shea, Executive Board Member, Ciara Griffin, Executive Board Member, Simon Keogh CEO, Rob Kearney Chairman, Peter McKenna, Independent Board Member, Louise Galvin Executive Board Member, Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member
INPHO/James Crombie
Pictured today is (L-R) Greg O'Shea, Executive Board Member, Ciara Griffin, Executive Board Member, Simon Keogh CEO, Rob Kearney Chairman, Peter McKenna, Independent Board Member, Louise Galvin Executive Board Member, Maura Quinn, Independent Board Member INPHO/James Crombie

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