Sarah Keane, CEO Swim Ireland & President Olympic Federation of Ireland
Chief Executive Officer of Swim Ireland
President of Olympic Federation of Ireland
Member of National Central Bank of Ireland Commission
Member of National Sports Policy of Ireland Leadership Group
Member of World Aquatics Bureau
Member of LEN Bureau
Member of the EU High level Working Group on Gender Equality
Positions Previously Held
Board member of the Federation of Irish Sport (umbrella body for sporting organisations in Ireland).
Member of the Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel;
Member of Sport Ireland’s ‘Women in Sport’ Steering Committee.
Sarah has international experience in Governance and Gender Equality Issues as well as extensive experience in Corporate Management, Governance and National & International Sports Policy. She is a qualified solicitor and worked at a leading Irish law firm prior to taking up her CEO position with Swim Ireland.
Sarah’s qualifications include:
Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial is a Professor of Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University in the UK and the Vice-President for Strategy and Development for the International Council for Coaching Excellence and Sport Coaching Europe.
He has published widely on a variety of sport-related topics including youth sport and coach development. Sergio is also the co-founder of ICOACHKIDS, a global movement helping coaches put kids first in sport by developing free resources for coaches, parents and sport organisations.
Sergio is recognised globally and consults for multiple high-level organisations such as the IOC, Nike, UEFA and FIBA. He is also a former international basketball coach for Great Britain and has coached national league for over 25 years winning 18 National Titles with both male and female teams.
Stefan Bergh is the President of the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation, ENGSO. He has more than 25 years of experience in sport policy, leadership and in the work for the development of grassroots sport.
Since 2016 Mr Bergh is also the Secretary General of the Swedish Sports Confederation. He has a great passion for sports and is especially committed to issues related to international sports development and the societal role of sport.
Between 1995 and 2015 Mr. Bergh was involved in Executive Committee of the International University Sports Federation, FISU, where he fulfilled the positions of Vice-President and Assessor. His input and advices, most specifically in the fields of development and strategic review, contributed to establishing the federations basis and its relations with its national and continental members.
Between 2011 and 2016, Mr Bergh also served as the Secretary General in the Swedish Cancer Society, Sweden’s largest fund-raising organisation. Mr Bergh has a bachelor in pedagogy from Uppsala University.