Good Governance is one of the five strategic pillars of the Olympic Federation of Ireland. Since the new Executive Committee was appointed for the Tokyo Olympic cycle, a lot of work has been done on policy drafting and implementation of 23 policy documents, as well as constitutional amendments to bring about important governance reforms such as term limits, the structure of the Executive Committee, the establishment of standing committees to provide oversight and direction, and most recently, a 40% minimum gender balance on the Executive Committee.

Much of the work from 2019 onwards, was to put the final actions in place to ensure compliance with the Code of Good Governance, having already taken steps in 2017 and 2018 to bring our constitution into line with the 25 recommendations of the Deloitte report and the IOC’s Governance requirements based on the Olympic Charter. The Olympic Federation of Ireland is now fully compliant with the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.


Committee Members


Audit and Risk


Gearoid Costello (Chair – Independent)
Robert Downes (Independent)
Michelle Carpenter
Georgina Drumm


Human Resources and Remuneration


Sarah Keane (Chair)
Colm Barrington
PJ Nolan
Harry Hermon




Sarah O’Shea (Chair)
Moira Aston
Eoin Gallagher
Colum Lavery
Robert Norwood


Athletes’ Commission


Shane O’Connor (Chair)
Natalya Coyle (Vice-Chair)
Paddy Barnes
Brendan Boyce
David Harte
Claire Lambe
Annalise Murphy
Sanita Puspure
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