Directors' chief among new faces on Rugby Players Ireland board
The chief executive of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Maura Quinn has been appointed to the board of Rugby Players Ireland (RPI).
Ms Quinn, who has been in her current role with the IoD since April 2008, spearheaded the introduction of the body's chartered director programme, which is the most sought-after director qualification in Ireland.
Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) was established in 2001 as an organisation to represent professional players in Ireland.
Ms Quinn is a leading voice on the importance of director training and board diversity, and is a keen advocate of the need to improve corporate governance standards and the quality of boards across Ireland.
Chairman of RPI Rob Kearney welcomed Ms Quinn to the board, along with Ireland women's captain Ciara Griffin, as well as sevens internationals Louise Galvin and Greg O'Shea.
"The appointments reflect the continued growth and development of professional rugby in Ireland," Leinster and Ireland full-back Mr Kearney said.
"It is also particularly pleasing to have an individual of the calibre of Maura Quinn join the board and provide her expertise to the executive board."