Sport Ireland praises Harry Hermon’s legacy
The large crowd that gathered for Harry Hermon’s retirement party last week (Thursday 8 December) was testament to his popularity and length of his tenure. Harry has retired as CEO of Irish Sailing after nearly seventeen years in the role.
Joining John Twomey in the speeches was Dr Una May, CEO of Sport Ireland who said how Harry was one of the longest standing CEOs in sport and a pleasure to work with. She continued that for her and Sport Ireland, Harry’s outstanding legacy was the huge success of the performance teams and the performance programme, and the Watersports Inclusion Games.
Irish Sailing board member Vera Quinlan presented Harry with an image of the Dunmore East seabed from INFOMAR (Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource) which is funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, and delivered by Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute.
Among the many emails and plaudits wishing Harry well was one from David Graham, CEO of World Sailing:
“Everyone at World Sailing sends their best wishes to Harry on his retirement. He is someone who truly has sailing in his bones and his service to Irish Sailing and the wider sport is an inspiration to all of us."