As Director of Operations, Tal supports the Managing Directors of PeacePlayers International (PPI) in their day-to-day responsibilities and the implementation of each site’s long-term plan. Prior to joining the Washington, D.C. staff, Tal served as Managing Director of PeacePlayers International – South Africa, where he focused on enhancing the site’s local leadership presence.
Gareth took up the position of Managing Director with PeacePlayers International – Northern Ireland (PPI – NI) in March 2009, having previously worked as Programmes Manager with Rural Community Network NI, a regional rural community development organization. He has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Geography, and an MSc in Town and Country Planning – both from the Queens University Belfast. Gareth also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Management and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), both from the Open University. Most recently, Gareth became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming. Gareth is married and has two children and hails from Co. Down.
I've worked at PeacePlayers International in a handful of different roles for the last three years. Starting there right after graduating from the University of Maryland, sport-for-development-and-peace has been my career thus far. Originally from Norristown, PA, near Philadelphia, I've got a background in journalism and writing and a curiousity in just about any topic you can find.