Badminton Ireland welcomes two new Co-opted members
Monday 15 March 2021
Badminton Ireland welcomes two new Co-opted members to the boad Pamela Kavanagh and Louise Burke.
Badminton Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Co-opted members to the Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members to 10 and a gender balance of 40% female and 60% male.
New board members Louise Burke and Pamela Kavanagh have deep experience in Sport. Burke brings management experience from working in Basketball Scotland and Scottish Golf. Speaking on the appointment, Burke said, "I am honoured to be joining the board of Badminton Ireland. I look forward to working with my colleagues to support the CEO and the team in reengaging the current membership and attracting new members to badminton in a time where we need Sport and community more than ever. It is an exciting time to be able to utilise my sport development experience in various governing bodies to support the return to play for Badminton Ireland as well as the upcoming strategy."
Kavanagh has extensive marketing and communications experience working with Special Olympic Ireland. "I strongly believe that having visible female role models encourages the next generation of businesswoman to perform better. Sport in Ireland has a long history of providing a platform for women to lead from the front, and I am delighted to play my part through this Board position with Badminton Ireland." Said Kavanagh.
Commentating on the announcement today, Badminton Ireland Chair Michael Watt said, "We are delighted to welcome two new Independent Directors onto the Board of Badminton Ireland. This is part of a planned strategy to broaden and complement the skills and experience present within our existing Board. Both Pamela and Louise come with a wealth of experience, and join us at an exciting time of planning our new Strategy to lead Badminton into the future. We look forward to working with them . "