John Treacy is the Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, the statutory agency for sport in Ireland.
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.
As Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council, John oversaw the development of the organisation, the introduction of the Irish anti-doping programme, the allocation of state funding to national governing bodies for sport, the implementation of high performance systems and the roll out of the local sports partnership initiative to promote sport and physical activity in local communities.
John also oversaw the introduction of the Irish Institute of Sport, a world class facility offering support services to high performance athletes and coaches, along with the National Trails Office, research unit and organisational development & change supports for national governing bodies.
Since the establishment of Sport Ireland in October 2015, John has taken on responsibility for the National Sports Campus, a state-of-the-art multi-sports facility located at Abbotstown in Dublin.
John has been a member of Concern’s Board of Directors since 2008 and, in 2018, was elected to the position of Chairman. John holds a BS in Accountancy and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Providence College, Rhode Island and is both an Honorary Fellow of Waterford Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.