The Board of Canoeing Ireland wishes to announce the appointment of Karl Dunne as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Karl has been employed since March 2012 as General Manager of Canoeing Ireland and was successful in recent interviews for the new role following an open recruitment process for the post which was undertaken by independent HR Consultants as part of an organisational restructuring programme.
Canoeing Ireland President Paul Donnelly said ‘I am pleased that this important position of CEO of Canoeing Ireland has been filled. One of the CEO’s first tasks will be to finalise the development and implementation of a new Strategic Plan for the organisation to guide its development and expansion into the future. The Board look forward to working in cooperation with the CEO and his dedicated staff in meeting the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead”

Dunne said: “It is an honour to be appointed to the role of CEO with Canoeing Ireland. Canoeing in Ireland has a proud history of both performance and participation and I look forward to working with the Board and staff of the organisation and our partner agencies for the benefit of our members.
Canoeing is a fantastic community sport that is very accessible. It is my priority to grow participation levels in the sport across the country in the coming years”
Canoeing Ireland is the governing body for the 70 affiliated clubs in the Republic of Ireland and is affiliated to Sport Ireland, the Institute of Sport, Coaching Ireland, Paralympics Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland, the European Canoe Association and the International Canoe Federation.
Issue date: 25 January 2016.