Michael Watt - Chairperson
Michael was appointed Chairperson of Badminton Ireland at the AGM in August 2020.
He was Vice-Chair of the Board since 2016 with a previous 2 year stint as CEO.
He is presently an Independent Financial Adviser within Watt Financial Planning.
Previous Board experience includes Badminton Great Britain Ltd 2003 – 2016, overseeing Badminton in GB focussing on the Olympic preparation and policies. He was also Chairperson of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Sports Forum 2013-2017 which is a representative Sports body to develop performance sport in the Council area.
Previous Badminton experience includes 90 Ireland caps, 9 times All-Ireland senior singles champion, represented N Ireland in Commonwealth Games in Canada1994 and Kuala Lumpur 1998 and winner of Gold medal in European over 45 men’s singles championships 2010.