John Treacy

Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Sport Ireland

John Treacy is the former Chair of Concern Worldwide and currently sits on Concern’s US Board.

A distinguished athlete, John achieved international recognition by winning the World Cross Country Championships in 1978 before retaining the title the following year. In 1984, John won silver in the marathon at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.

John recently retired from his position as Chief Executive at Sport Ireland, the statutory authority tasked with the development of sport in Ireland. This includes participation in sport, high performance sport, anti-doping, coaching and the development of the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, the Sport Ireland Institute, the Local Sports Partnership Network and the National Trails Office.

He holds a BS in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Providence College, Rhode Island. John is an Honorary Fellow of Waterford Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.