Though, of course, somewhat wistful for all of us. Paddy has been Training & Development Officer, then Secretary General and latterly Chief Executive of the Association for over 16 years. During his 'watch' the ISA has grown considerably in its scope and service standards. Many people will recall basic beginnings when the then 'IYA' started to look after some aspects of sail boat racing. Paddy joined the ISA gradually taking over from Ursula MAGUIRE who had carried out all the various administrative duties for some 30 years. He and Ursula then comprised the entire operation. He has overseen an era of continuous growth and development within sailing and Irish Sport. The ISA have increased their influence nationally and internationally and are now well represented within the International Sailing Federation, where Paddy BOYD's membership of several key committees has just been renewed for a further four years.
The organisation has now expanded to support sailing and boating in all its varied facets.
The ISA was one of the first sports to begin operating under a published Strategic Plan which is now in its second quinquennium. ISA already has a team of experienced management that handle implementation of the strategy and who report to the ISA Board. This Management Team will be further strengthened in the near future by the appointment of an Olympic Coach. Furthermore we are looking to enhance our member services and the effectiveness of our communications methods. In order to fulfil that objective we will also advertise shortly for a Marketing & Communications Manager.
Paddy BOYD will be leaving the ISA on a phased basis, firstly standing down from his Chief Executive role in February and finally that of Secretary General in April 2005.
The ISA has commenced advertising for a new Chief Executive. Applicants are invited to send details in strict confidence to John CREBBIN by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post marked STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL, J.F.Crebbin, President, ISA, 3 Park Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
If you have any queries about this communication, or indeed any other matter relating to the ISA, please do not hesitate to contact the President, or any member of the Management Team