Chairman and Non-Executive assignments handled by the Nolan Partners team:

  • Independent Non-Executive Chairman – The Football Association
  • Independent Non-Executive Chairman – The Rugby Football League
  • Chairman – Scottish Premier League
  • Chairman – British Horseracing Authority
  • Chairman – Amateur Swimming Association (British Swimming)
  • Chairman – Greyhound Board of Great Britain
  • Chairman – Regulatory Board – Greyhound Board of Great Britain
  • Non-Executive Director – British Horseracing Authority
  • Independent Regulatory Non-Executive Director – British Horseracing Authority
  • Independent Non-Executive Director (x2) – The Football Association
  • Independent Non-Executive Director (x2) – Wembley Stadium
  • Non-Executive Director – The Football League
  • Non-Executive Director – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Non-Executive Director – Lancashire County Cricket Club
  • Non-Executive Director – Amateur Swimming Association (British Swimming)

“Paul Nolan, we find, is a consummate professional and we are currently using his organisation on more assignments and are very pleased with progress-to – date. We are very much enjoying working with him.”

Ralph Topping
Chairman of the Scottish Premier League and former Group Chief Executive of William Hill Plc

“Nolan Partners’ knowledge of the sports sector is unrivalled, their insight into the complexities of a sports governing body unique. We are consistently delighted with both the levels of service and quality of the candidates they present to us.”

Alex Horne
Former General Secretary of The FA Group

“I appointed Nolan Partners to assist on a challenging mandate to hire a Director of CRM to lead our teams across Gibraltar and Israel. Not only did we hire someone with the perfect skill set, they really understood the company and department culture to attract the right person, which was critical. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Colin Cole-Johnson
Director of Customer Intelligence, William Hill Plc

“Nolan Partners during the whole search process were partners in every sense of the word.  They clearly know the wider sport industry intimately, and brought a high level of professionalism and integrity to the process. I would not hesitate in recommending them to other sports organisations.”

Chris Parsons
Former VP International of the NFL

“Their ability to identify and attract people to a relatively unknown business provided us with shortlisted candidates from ‘A’ list strategy houses, rights holders, technology companies and broadcasters. We have since engaged Nolan Partners on another C-level mandate and look forward to maintaining our long term partnership.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor