The Board of Table Tennis Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of David McNally as the organisations first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). David will be joining TTI on the 8th January 2024 and brings with him a wealth of senior management skills and experience gained from his career in the sport, recreation, and commercial sectors. David was General Manager at Fingal Community and Recreation Services and previously CEO at Welsh Gymnastics.

Arnold Morgan, Chair of TTI said,

The appointment of a CEO is a major step forward for us as an NGB and for the sport. In parallel with Sport Ireland and the aims of the National Sports Policy, part of our Strategic Plan has been to develop the core management team of TTI to be paid professional staff. Staff numbers have grown with the help of Sport Ireland and more recently Sport NI, and the appointment of David as our first CEO marks another key milestone in the development of table tennis. This presents a fantastic opportunity to drive the implementation of the Strategic Plan forward, raise our profile, increase our membership, and enable players to achieve their full sporting potential. I am confident the staff team led by David will bring the sport to new heights. I want to offer mine and the board’s good wishes to David and look forward to him starting with us in January.”

In response to his appointment, David McNally said,

I am really excited and thrilled with my appointment as CEO. I have a lot to learn about the sport, but I hope that my background will allow me to hit the ground running. I am really looking forward to meeting up with the staff and key stakeholders to help bring me up to speed. This sport ticks so many boxes in terms of inclusion, participation, and performance. I am sure it can see a significant growth over the next few years. It seems that almost everyone has at one stage in their life played table tennis and I see some real potential to capitalise on this. If we can find new ways and ideas to keep it fun and relevant to both existing and new players, we can build the sport back to being a go to sport for the community. It won’t happen overnight and I am sure there will be some bumps along the way, but I fully believe we can achieve and hopefully exceed what is set out in the strategic plan.”

David McNally