Kevin Kilty has become the latest senior official to resign from the Olympic Council of Ireland Board ©Twitter

Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) honorary treasurer Kevin Kilty has become the latest Board member to announce his resignation before the release of a report into management issues within the national governing body.

Reporters in Ireland have claimed that Kilty, who served as Ireland's Chef de Mission at Rio 2016 and was one of three officials questioned by Brazilian police for possible involvement in a ticketing scam, has announced his resignation in a letter sent to other members of the body's Executive Committee.

It is not clear exactly why he has stepped down.

The 50-year-old has been a key member of the OCI since 2008 and was seen as a close ally of the organisation's suspended President Patrick Hickey.

Hickey remains in Brazil as an investigation into ticketing allegations continues.

He has been charged with "ticket touting, forming a cartel and illicit marketing" but no date for a trial has yet been given.

The 71-year-old has applied to have his passport returned and is hoping to be allowed to leave the country while the process continues.

He denies any wrongdoing.

The resignation of Kilty, who was released without charge following his questioning in Rio, follows the departure of Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney as OCI vice president this week.

It came ahead of a Board meeting today at which the results of a management review undertaken by auditors Deloitte was discussed.

The draft report, which was circulated to committee members for the first time this evening, will "over the coming days be reviewed by Committee members for factual accuracies". 

Deloitte will then finalise its report before it is published "soon after".

Both Kevin Kilty and John Delaney were seen as close allies of Patrick Hickey (pictured) ©Getty Images
Both Kevin Kilty and John Delaney were seen as close allies of Patrick Hickey (pictured) ©Getty Images

According to the Irish Independent, proposed changes will include a shortening of the period in which individuals can serve in certain positions.

But the newspaper reports that there are divisions within the Board over how they should proceed.

A separate report is also being compiled by Grant Thornton into the ticketing allegations.

It was expected to report back by October 10, but the Irish Independent reports that it is still being delayed and is facing a deadline of next month at the earliest.

Hickey has stepped-down as President of the OCI and of the European Olympic Committees as the investigation continues.

He faces seven years in jail if found guilty.

Kevin Mallon, the director of THG Sports, the company owned by Britain's Marcus Evans and who Hickey is accused of supplying Rio 2016 tickets to illegally, is also facing charges of ticket-touting, illicit marketing and money-laundering in Brazil.