Matt McKerrow Steps Down as Triathlon Ireland CEO

December 17, 2012

Triathlon Ireland’s Board have accepted the resignation of current CEO Matt McKerrow.

As the inaugural CEO of the organisation, Matt has led and steered Triathlon Ireland through a period of significant growth, development and professionalization during his three year term in the role. In this time, the organisation has more than doubled its membership; as well the number of affiliated clubs and sanctioned events. Other highlights of the period include a dramatic rise in the results of TI’s high performance athletes; the hosting of two major European Championships; as well as increases in the funding of the organisation by the Irish Sports Council and Sport NI and commercial partners Vodafone and Kinetica.

A native of Australia, Matt is heading back down under, having accepted a senior management role with government agency High Performance Sport New Zealand. He will remain in post at TI to ensure a smooth transition from the role until mid-late January. An open and transparent process to recruit a new CEO for the organisation, involving both the ISC and Sport NI, will begin this week.

Speaking on behalf of the TI Board, President Mark Riseley took the opportunity to congratulate and thank Matt for his hard work over his three year tenure: “There isn’t a shadow of doubt that the organisation is in a better place as a result of Matt’s efforts – his successor will have some big shoes to fill”.

“It’s been an amazing journey – one I’m a little sad to be bringing to a close” TI CEO Matt McKerrow commented. “The achievements of the organisation in the past three years fill me with an immense sense of pride; and I thank both all who’ve given me the opportunity to contribute to the sport of triathlon in Ireland, and in particular the many hard-working and committed staff, volunteers and members of the triathlon community who each through their own contributions have made Triathlon Ireland the innovative, modern and healthy governing body it is today.”