IFA appoint Gerry Mallon to board

Gerry Mallon
Gerry Mallon

THE Irish Football Association has appointed Gerry Mallon to its Board as an independent non executive director.

The appointment was ratified by a special meeting of the Association’s Council on 4 August 2014, is effective immediately, and is for an initial three year term.

Gerry Mallon has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Ulster. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank UK since 2008 and previously worked for Bank of Ireland, McKinsey and Co and the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

Gerry has been a member of the Council of the University of Ulster since 2004 and its’ Chairman since 2009. He is also a member of the Economic Advisory Group which advises the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment and he is a director of Business in the Community Northern Ireland. He is a keen football supporter, following both Liverpool and Northern Ireland.

Dr Les Caul, Chairman of the Board of the Irish Football Association, said: “Gerry Mallon’s experience of the commercial world will add considerable value to the work of the IFA Board where an understanding of a non executive directorship will bring substantial experience to the Association. All of this is enhanced by his commitment to association football and his avid interest in the Northern Ireland international team and its performance. Gerry Mallon will undoubtedly make a substantial contribution to the work of the Board of the IFA.”

Commenting on his appointment, Gerry Mallon said: “I’m delighted to be asked by the IFA to join its Board and I look forward to helping support the work of the Association at a particularly exciting time in its development.”