Student Sport Ireland would like to congratulate Independent Board Director Pierce O’Callaghan on his appointment as Head of Competition Management with World Athletics. After working as a consultant to World Athletics to establish the Continental Tour, expand the World Athletics Indoor Tour and lead the Global Calendar Unit in recent years. He has also been an international referee at four World Athletics Championships and four Olympic Games and was Director of Operations for the 2017 World Championships in London and Director of Readiness for the 2019 World Championships in Doha.
O’Callaghan’s appointment coincides with the announcement of a one-day series for the world’s best cross-country, combined events and race-walking meetings all moving to a three-tier World tour format from October 2022.
Student Sport Ireland President, Mr. Matthew Dossett expressed his and the organisations congratulations to Mr. O’Callaghan, “I am delighted to see our SSI board colleague Pierce O’Callaghan appointed to the position of Head of Competition Management with World Athletics. Pierce is a highly experienced sports industry professional who is well respected in Ireland and internationally for his work across event management and athletics. On behalf of the board and the SSI members I would like to congratulate Pierce and wish him the very best of success in the role”