Rowing Ireland is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The Board is advised by a number of expert committees and is responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of our organisation.

There are four Board Sub-Committees that report directly to the Board on a regular basis:

  • Audit & Risk Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nominations Committee

Board meetings take place approximately every six weeks. The CEO attends meetings of the Board but is not a Director of the Company.

At executive level, there is an operational structure in place which contains a number of operational committees, each of which report directly to the CEO.

Rowing Ireland is registered on the Sport Ireland website as an organisation fully compliant with the code as of 2023 Sport Ireland governance register of organisation 2023 Rowing Ireland submitted the governance code in January 2019 and became fully compliant with the Governance Code of Ireland in March of that year. The Board adopted the Governance Code in May 2023, in line with required three-yearly update. At this time they made a Public Statement of Compliance which states “we have completed the process as set out for a Type C organisation and now comply with the principles and practices of the Governance Code for a three-year period commencing June 2023.

We will continue to operate to the best practice standards as set out in the Governance Code adopted by the board. Rowing Ireland is committed to term limits with this committee members serve in line with this. In particular principle four “Working effectively”. Sport Ireland code of governance can be found here

Rowing Ireland Disciplinary

The Board of Rowing Ireland has resolved from 3rd October, 2022 that:

Gerard McGrath of McGrath McGrane Solicitors LLP is appointed disciplinary officer within the meaning of the rules of Rowing Ireland.

Gerard (Gerry) qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and worked in Dublin, Limerick and Cork before establishing the practice with Brian McGrane in 1999. He advises on immigration law, commercial work, and general litigation. He has developed a specialty assisting immigrant investors obtain residency following donations to Irish charities (through the IIP) and commercial investments.

Gerry lectures on the Law Society certificate course in immigration law and practice and heads up the Immigration team at McGrath McGrane LLP.

Gerry is a former international distance runner, a level 2 coach with Athletics Ireland and coaches young athletes in DSD Athletic Club. He is also on the board of the women’s mini marathon, the largest sports participation event in Ireland.

The present Chair of the Disciplinary committee is Rosie Bell.


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