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
  • 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

“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
CEO, Supponor

“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
Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and Former Non-Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

“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

“As a truly international business we are delighted with our hire – a German national who was working for an Italian company, living in the UK and now happily relocated to Gibraltar. Their ability to excite potential candidates was first class and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Henry Birch
Group CEO, Rank Plc, Former CEO, William Hill Online

“The British Horseracing Authority engaged with Nolan Partners to help us find a new Chief Executive Officer and after conducting a search, Nolan Partners presented a strong long list of 11 candidates which was whittled down to a shortlist of four. The successful candidate was up against one of the highest quality Chief Executive fields I have ever come across, with a range of senior leaders from the UK business, consumer and leisure industries. One of the most difficult things was saying thank you but no to three of them. All were outstanding and the appointed Chief Executive was up against an incredibly competitive field.”

Steve Harman
Chairman, British Horseracing Authority