Irish Hockey Announce New Chief Executive Appointment
22 Apr 2008 12:44
The Irish Hockey Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Angus Kirkland to the position of Chief Executive.
In the role of CE, Mr Kirkland will primarily be responsible for the effective implementation of the Association's 2008-2020 Strategic Plan. This appointment is fundamental and timely in continuing the development of hockey throughout Ireland based on the structures which were first implemented by Irish Hockey’s former CE, Mr Paul Varian.
“Angus’ appointment is timely for a number of reasons, firstly, it follows an extended vacancy of the position of Chief Executive and secondly it coincides with the imminent finalization of the next phase of our strategic planning. This plan outlines the development of hockey over the next four years.” commented Irish Hockey’s Chairman, John Dennis.
Angus Kirkland joins the Association with a wealth of experience in strategic planning, sponsorship and sports management. In 2002 Angus completed a Masters in Business Administration majoring in finance, marketing and project management before accruing a further six years experience primarily in the sporting industry.
In 2005 Angus was appointed as Chief Operating Officer with Irish Squash of which his primary responsibility was to oversee all aspects associated with the development and growth of squash in Ireland.
Angus also has excellent hands on experience with regard to the day to day management of sport which was gained in management positions with both Mount Pleasant LTC and the Harvard Club of Boston. Angus is also familiar with the demands of playing sport at an elite level as from 1991 – 2000 he competed as a professional squash player which involved international travel to compete in major events. “His experience as a sports administrator coupled with his professional career as an international athlete gives him the acumen to successfully adopt to the role of Chief Executive of Irish Hockey.” continued John Dennis.
Commenting on his appointment Angus is obviously looking forward to the role "I am absolutely delighted to accept the post of Chief Executive of Irish Hockey and to be part of an organization of such stature and reputation. I am looking forward to working with everyone within Hockey to continue to grow the games' profile and standing, and the challenge that entails."
Mr Angus Kirkland commences his role on 10 June 2008.
Source: Irish Hockey Association