OCI Staff Profiles

January 2, 2015

Stephen Martin

Chief Executive

Dr. Stephen Martin MBE is a Double Olympic Hockey Medalist, and former Captain of both Great Britain and the Irish Hockey Teams. He won a Gold medal in Seoul 1988, Bronze medal in Los Angeles 1984 and finished 6th in Barcelona 1992. He played in 229 International matches for Great Britain (94) and Ireland (135), played in 3 European Cups, 10 Champions Trophy Tournaments, 1 World Cup and 3 Olympic Games before being awarded an MBE for Services to Hockey in 1993.

His career has been in sport, as Director of Coaching at Ulster Hockey, worked in Performance Dept at Sports Council NI, and over the past 7 years was Deputy Chief Executive at the British Olympic Association, one of the 3 key Stakeholders of the 2012 BID.

He was Deputy Chef de Mission of the Team GB in 2000 Sydney, 2002 Salt Lake, and 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Team GB’s most successful Olympic period for 80 years.

He was promoted to Chief Executive, Olympic Council of Ireland in January 2006. He was in Torino 2006 with a small Irish team of 4 athletes and involved in the Irish Teams planning and preparation for summer Games in Beijing 2008, and London 2012 as Deputy Chef de Mission, Ireland’s  most successful Games since 1956. Martin was also Team Ireland Chef de Mission for Sochi 2014 and Deputy Chef de Mission European Games 2015. He was recently appointed as Team Ireland Deputy Chef de Mission for Rio 2016.


Martin Burke

Sports Director

Martin joined the Olympic Council of Ireland prior to the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.

His background is in Canoe Flat-water Racing, but he has also competed in Cycle Road Racing.

He has been involved in four Olympic Games.

Martin was Chef de Mission for the last two editions of the European Youth Olympic Festival and has attended five European Youth Olympics overall.

He was Chef de Mission for the first ever World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore 2010

He was an instrumental part of the Team Ireland HQ management team in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Martin was appointed Chef de Mission for Nanjing YOG 2014 and the EYOF Tbilisi.

Rod McLoughlin

OCI Medical Officer

Contracted to the OCI Rod McLoughlin graduated from UCD 1984 and completed his General Practice training in 1991. He then completed a full-time one year University course in Sport & Exercise medicine at the London Hospital. On returning to Ireland in 1991, Rod set up practice as a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician at O’Neill’s Sports Medicine.

Rod is Medical Officer to the OCI and in addition Medical Director at the Irish Institute of Sport and Head of Medical Services at the IRFU. He continues to lecture on the BSc courses in Sports and Exercise Management, at University College Dublin.

Rod is responsible for overseeing the delivery of sports medical support systems, with particular emphasis on pre-habilitation and injury prevention. Rod will also have a more direct role with the athletes that do not have a structured medical support system within their NGB.

Jack McGouran

Media Affairs

Contracted to the OCI and now handling media affairs for his sixth Olympics in London 2012.

Jack is a Dublin based public relations and marketing communications professional. In an extensive career, starting in The Irish Times.

He has handled the media, marketing and sponsorship needs of a host of Irish and overseas companies as well as many sporting organisations.

Linda O Reilly

Personal Assistant to the President

Linda has been involved with the Olympic Council since Barcelona Olympics 1992.

She was part of the OCI support team in London 2012.

She has 16+ years experience providing outstanding administration and personal support to Senior Executives.

Alex Bocsi

Office Secretary

Alex provides secretarial support to the Honorary Official and Executive Staff, and has been employed with the Olympic Council from June 2007.

Alex has a BSc in Marketing and Economics, possesses an Advance Computer Certificate and speaks two languages Hungarian and English.

She was part of the OCI support team in London 2012.

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