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Chief Executive and Managing Director assignments handled by the Nolan Partners team:

  • Chief Executive – The Football Association
  • Chief Executive – Wembley Stadium
  • Chief Executive – Scottish Premier League
  • Chief Executive – European Professional Football Leagues (Switzerland)
  • Chief Executive – Rugby League International Federation (Australia)
  • Chief Executive – Scottish Football Association
  • Chief Executive – British Horseracing Authority
  • President – San Jose Earthquakes
  • Chief Executive – USA Triathlon
  • Chief Executive – British Swimming
  • Chief Executive – Newbury Racecourse plc
  • Chief Executive – Lancashire County Cricket Club
  • Chief Executive – The League Managers Association (LMA)
  • Chief Executive – Greyhound Board of Great Britain
  • Chief Executive – Leicestershire County Cricket Club
  • Chief Executive – Al Jazira Football Club (Abu Dhabi)
  • Managing Director – Turf TV
  • Managing Director Asia – Chelsea Football Club
  • Racecourse Managing Director – Goodwood

“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

“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

“The international search brought candidates from the US, Switzerland, Singapore and UK. I’ve been delighted with their partnership approach, results and tenacity in helping us secure an outstanding individual for the post.”

Chris Buckley

“We believe they are the number one firm in sports recruitment and would recommend them to any sports organisation to handle their senior appointments.”

Paul Barber

“It was a pleasure to work with Nolan Partners. Their research on the brief was impressive and insightful. They listened and then produced an imaginative long list of excellent candidates. They were constantly helpful during the interviewing process and then helped effectively to land the chosen candidate. I was delighted by their reach and support.”

Donald Brydon CBE
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