Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media

Governance in Irish Athletic Boxing Association: Discussion

Mr. Ciaran Kirwan:

The Deputy needs to bear in mind that in 2019, I introduced a change in the structure of the company that made the grassroots clubs members of it. Prior to that, the only members of the company were the board of directors. That change was very significant. A roadshow went on for two or three years. There were 15 or 20 draft rule books encompassing all that. The big change was that the clubs are now the members. The clubs have the ability to vote. We have a majority of boxing representatives on the board. I have never appointed an independent director in my tenure. My predecessor, Joe Christle, never appointed his full complement of independent directors. There is a majority of directly elected boxing representatives on the board.


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