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Functional Director assignments handled by the Nolan Partners team:

  • Technical Director – The Football Association
  • Director of Football Regulation & Administration – The Football Association
  • Football Secretary – Manchester United Football Club
  • Sporting Director – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Sporting Director – Significant Asian Football Club
  • UK Technical Director & Head of Player Recruitment – Watford Football Club
  • Director of Sport – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)
  • Director of Sports Science – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)
  • Performance Director – Scottish Football Association
  • Sporting Director / General Manager – San Jose Earthquakes
  • Chief Operating Officer – Manchester United Foundation
  • Director of Football Operations – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
  • Director of Football Governance & Regulation – Scottish Football Association
  • Director of Participation – Scottish Rugby
  • Director of Participation – Amateur Swimming Association (British Swimming)
  • Chief Marketing Officer – Ladbrokes plc
  • Chief Marketing Officer – City Football Group
  • Chief Technology Officer – Milwaukee Bucks
  • Vice President, Partnerships & Hospitality – Oakland A’s
  • Vice President, People Operations – Oakland A’s
  • Brand & Marketing Director – William Hill Group plc
  • Sales & Marketing Director (Grosvenor Casinos) – Rank Group Plc
  • Marketing Director (Mecca Bingo) – Rank Group Plc
  • Director of Communications – British Horseracing Authority
  • VP Marketing – Breeders’ Cup (New York)
  • VP Marketing – Chicago Cubs
  • SVP Partnership Development EMEA – Just Marketing International
  • VP Marketing Partnerships EMEA – NBA
  • Director of Commercial Partnerships – NFL (Europe)
  • Senior Director New Business EMEA – NBA
  • Group Commercial Director – The Football Association
  • Director, Game Presentation; Producer – Toronto Blue Jays
  • Group Chief Financial Officer – The Football Association
  • Chief Financial Officer – Liverpool Football Club
  • Group Finance Director – The Jockey Club
  • Chief Finance Officer – Leicester City Football Club
  • Finance Director – Derby County Football Club
  • Finance Director – Tattersalls
  • Group Head of Marketing – Welsh Rugby Union & Millennium Stadium plc
  • Chief Commercial Officer – The Football League
  • Chief Commercial Officer – Southampton Football Club
  • Strategy and Business Development Officer – Supponor
  • Chief Commercial Officer – Leicester City Football Club
  • Commercial Director – Rugby Football League
  • Commercial Director – Scottish Professional Football League
  • International Business Development Director – Celtic Football Club
  • International Director – Great British Racing
  • Racing Director – Weatherbys
  • Retail Operations Director – William Hill Group plc
  • Operations Director – Liverpool Football Club
  • Associate General Counsel – World Surf League
  • Group Director of Digital and Information Technology – The Football Association
  • Director of Mobile – William Hill Online (Gibraltar)
  • Director of CRM – William Hill Online
  • Trading Director – William Hill Group Plc
  • HR Director – British Horseracing Authority
  • HR Director – Rugby Football Union
  • HR Director – All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)
  • HR Director – Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
  • Head of Catering & Event Delivery – Manchester United Football Club
  • Director of Catering & Events – Southampton Football Club
  • Director of Merchandise – Liverpool Football Club
  • Development Director, Betting – Racing Enterprises Ltd
  • Commercial Director – Goodwood Racecourse
  • Commercial Director – Pentathlon GB
  • Director of Events – British Olympic Association
  • Business Director, Sport – Compass Group
  • UK Marketing Director – Technogym UK
  • UK Sales Director (B2B) – Technogym UK

“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

“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

“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

“Nolan Partners have been a trusted search partner and advisor to The FA for a number of years finding senior talent across the whole organisation including boardroom level, commercial, regulatory, financial, digital, technology, communications and corporate affairs.”

Alex Horne

"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
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