We acutely understand the challenges in the business of sport and the need to marry performance, on and off the pitch. Nolan Partners has conducted Executive Searches across a wide variety of sporting organisations including world famous sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, broadcasters and the major corporate organisations involved in sport and to date we have worked across 18 major sports across the world.

To see a sample of some of the roles we have successfully worked on, please click here and to read more about what our clients think of us please click here.

Some recent assignments:

• Independent Non-Executive Chairman – The Football Association
• Chairman – British Horseracing Authority
• Chief Executive – Rugby League International Federation
• Chief Executive – Lancashire County Cricket Club
• Managing Director Asia – Chelsea FC
• Chief Operating Officer – International Tennis Federation
• Chief Commercial Officer – Mercedes Formula One Team
• Senior Director of Enterprise Events – Northside Entertainment Ventures, parent company of Chicago Cubs (Major League Baseball)

“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

“Over the last two years we have worked with Nolan Partners on the appointment of a Sporting Director, a Main Board Non Executive Director and a number of other senior management appointments. We have found them extremely thorough, professional and good fun to work with.”

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

“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 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
Former General Secretary of The FA Group

“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
Chairman of the London Stock Exchange, Chairman of Chance to Shine, Chairman of Sage and Chairman of the Medical Research Council