Sport Ireland's 2022 Annual Governance Conference

Sport Ireland is pleased to announce the details for this year's Annual Governance Conference as part of the Gov-Enhance Governance Programme. 

This conference will take place on Thursday the 24th of November from 11:00am to 3:30pm in the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley. 

This year's conference is focused on the importance of Leadership in Governance with a priority on the sport sector increasing the gender balance within one of their primary leadership group - their governing Board. 

We will be joined by Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers who will address the attendees at the conference.

Registration for the conference will take place from 10:30am, with the event being MC'd by RTÉ sports broadcaster Evanne Ní Chuilinn.

For more information, please email

See below the list of guest speakers for the conference. 

Guest Speakers

Carol Coad

Carol Coad

Carol Coad is chair of Wicklow Local Sport and Recreation Partnership and Rural Recreation Officer for Co Wicklow.  A sport science and business graduate, Carol worked in China and France before returning to Ireland and Coillte, taking the reins in Recreation Innovation.  In 2019, she joined County Wicklow Partnership as RRO and a lead player in the Wicklow Outdoor Recreation Committee.  She is passionate about outdoor activity and sport and was appointed chair of WLSRP in early 2022.