The Board of the Football Association of Ireland has ratified the appointment of Rea Walshe, Mark Russell, Mark Scanlon and Ger McDermott to four key roles within the FAI’s new Senior Leadership team after an internal recruitment process.
Rea Walshe has been reappointed to the role of Chief Operations Officer and Mark Russell moves from Commercial Director to the new position of Commercial and Marketing Director.
Mark Scanlon is the new League of Ireland Director and moves from his current job as National Co-ordinator for Schools and Third Level Football. Ger McDermott is the new Head of Grassroots having previously served as Club and League Development Manager.
Welcoming the appointments, Interim CEO of the FAI Gary Owens said: “I want to congratule Rea Walshe, Mark Russell, Mark Scanlon and Ger McDermott on their appointments and look forward to working with them on our Senior Leadership Team. On behalf of the Senior Leadership Team and all their colleagues at the FAI, I wish them well in their new roles.”
FAI Senior Leadership Team:
International Football Director – Stephen Kenny
League of Ireland Director – Mark Scanlon
Football & High Performance Director – Ruud Dokter
Head of Grassroots – Ger Mc Dermott
Chief Operations Officer – Rea Walshe
Finance Director – Alex O Connell
International Operations Director – Barry Gleeson
Commercial & Marketing Director – Mark Russell