The former chief executive of the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS), Sarah O’Connor, has joined Wilson Hartnell PR where she will head up the agency’s sport division.
A former solicitor, O’Connor was chief executive of FIS for the past eight years and she also lectures on the BSc Sports Management course in the Centre for Sports Studies in UCD.
According to Brian Bell, managing director of Wilson Hartnell, “we envisage Sarah building on the successes of WH in the sponsorship space while simultaneously expanding our offering across all aspects of sport in Ireland. At WH Sarah will lead a team that has consistently demonstrated its insight into sport by delivering award-winning campaigns for our clients. Sarah will also form part of WH’s senior management team while liaising with Ogilvy’s worldwide sports business.”