John Treacy is the Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, the statutory agency for sport in Ireland.
A distinguished athlete, John achieved international recognition by winning the World Cross Country Championships in 1978 before retaining the title the following year.
In 1984, John won silver in the marathon at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. As Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council, John oversaw the development of the organisation, the introduction of the Irish anti-doping programme, the allocation of state funding to national governing bodies for sport, the implementation of high performance systems and the roll out of the local sports partnership initiative to promote sport and physical activity in local communities.
As a committed, serving trustee of Concern UK and a former Board member of Concern Worldwide, Zamila has supported both Boards in providing strategic expertise, analysis and critique; ensuring accountability, transparency and high standards are upheld and maintained, even through challenging times.
Zamila is the International Director at the UK Department for Education and leads key global programs with the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as those of other Governments and NGOs. As well as experience as a Senior Strategic Policy Official, Zamila has worked in the United Nations in Darfur, Sudan and in many other settings.
Zamila has highly relevant international development experience, strong networks and, crucially, the time available to commit to the Board should she have the honour of being elected. Her experience in championing greater diversity and inclusion in the civil service, including on ethnicity and race, will be of great value to the Board and the global organisation.
Colin sits on the Consumer Foods Board of Borb Bia and up till December 2018 was CEO of Glanbia Consumer Foods – Ireland’s largest consumer food company. He served for several years on the board of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and chaired Ibec’s Food Drink Ireland trade association.
Colin has worked on a number of government and non-government advisory groups looking at the role of industry, agriculture and food in a wider context. Colin is an alumnus of Trinity College Dublin and UCD, is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland since 1999, and holds a Diploma in Non Executive Directorship from the Financial Times.
Vincent Murphy is a Chartered Accountant and has worked at senior level with public companies in the manufacturing, service and technology sectors in Ireland and the United Kingdom. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters of Accountancy Degree, both with University College Dublin, and has recently obtained the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors.
He is the Finance Director and Company Secretary with Aviva Stadium and is a non-executive director of Savvi Credit Union. He is a member of the Concern Worldwide Finance Committee.
David is Chief Officer and Secretary General of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland (the RCB). Prior to working for the RCB, David was a director of DLL Group (part of Rabobank), where he was responsible for the development of new financial markets and products including developing economies and renewable energy financing.
David previously worked for Concern in both Cambodia (‘91–‘93) and Rwanda (‘94). He has previously chaired Concern Worldwide’s Audit and Finance Committee as well as being a member of the strategic review group.