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A selection of appointments recently completed by our team. For more detailed lists of assignments we have conducted, please refer to the menu on the left.

Sports Corporate
• Independent Non-Executive Chairman – The Football Association
• Independent Non-Executive Chairman – The Rugby Football League
• Independent Non-Executive Chairman – Scottish Professional Football League
• Chairman – British Horseracing Authority
• President – San Jose Earthquakes
• Chief Executive – USA Triathlon
• Chief Executive – European Professional Football Leagues
• Chief Executive – Rugby League International Federation
• Chief Executive – British Swimming
• Chief Executive – Amateur Swimming Association
• Chief Executive – British Horseracing Authority
• Chief Executive – Barnsley Football Club
• Chief Executive – Lancashire County Cricket Club
• Chief Executive – Newbury Racecourse plc
• Managing Director – Chelsea Football Club (Asia)
• Chief Operations Officer – Western & Southern Open (USTA)
• President of Business Operations – Houston Dynamo
• Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Leicestershire County Cricket Club
• Chief Financial Officer – Liverpool Football Club
• Chief Commercial Officer – Conqur Endurance Group (LA Marathon)
• Football Secretary – Manchester United Football Cub
• Associate General Counsel – World Surf League
• SVP, Partnership Development EMEA – Just Marketing International
• Chief Technology Officer – Milwaukee Bucks
• Vice President, Business Development EMEA – PGA Tour
• SVP, Global Media – Electronic Sports League (ESL)
• Vice President, Partnerships – Oakland Athletics
• Vice President, People Operations – Oakland Athletics
• Vice President, Finance – Oakland Athletics
• Vice President, Partnerships – Cleveland Browns
• Senior Director New Business EMEA – NBA
• Senior Director of Professional Tennis Strategy and Officiating – United States Tennis Association
• Marketing Director – Liverpool Football Club
• Vice President, Marketing – Chicago Cubs
• Commercial Director – Leicester City Football Club
• Finance Director – Leicester City Football Club
• HR Director – All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)
• HR Director – Rugby Football Union
• HR Director – United States Equestrian Federation
• Operations Director – Manchester United Foundation
• Head of Catering & Event Delivery – Manchester United Football Club
• Director of Catering & Events – Southampton Football Club
• Strategy and Business Development Officer – Supponor
• Director of Merchandise – Liverpool Football Club
• Commercial Director – Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
• Assistant Director, Programming and Scheduling – Chicago Cubs
• Director of Marketing Partnerships – Swansea City Association Football Club
• Head of Marketing – Derby County Football Club
• Head of Marketing – Watford Football Club
• Senior Director, Ticket Sales – New York City Football Club
• Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships – Oakland A’s
• Partnership Development Manager – Arsenal Football Club
• Director, Food & Beverage – NHL Team & Arena

Sports Performance
• Director of Football – The Premier League
• Head of Coaching (Academy) – Arsenal Football Club
• Technical Director – The Football Association
• Technical Director – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
• Football Secretary – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
• Sporting Director – Huddersfield Town Association Football Club
• UK Technical Director & Head of Player Recruitment – Watford Football Club
• Football Secretary – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
• Pathway Development Manager – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
• Head of Performance Medicine – The Football Association
• Sporting Director – City Football Group (Yokohama F. Marinos)
• Director of Sport – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)
• General Manager – San Jose Earthquakes
• Director of Sports Science – ASPIRE Academy (Qatar)
• Head of Medicine (First Team) – Manchester City Football Club
• Participation Director – Scottish Rugby
• Head of Scouting Operations – Manchester United Football Club
• Director of Sport – Loughborough University
• First Team Doctor – Manchester City Football Club
• Academy Doctor – Liverpool Football Club
• Sporting Director – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Entertainment
• Chief Operating Officer – William Hill Online
• Chief Marketing Officer – Ladbrokes plc
• Director of Mobile – William Hill Online
• Director of CRM – William Hill Online
• Director of Sport – ITN Productions
• Director of Game Entertainment; Producer – Toronto Blue Jays
• Managing Director – Turf TV
• Director of Marketing – Mecca Leisure
• Director of Marketing – Grosvenor Casinos
• Head of Product Propositions, Retail & Digital – Sports Information Services (SIS)
• International Horse Racing Content Owner – Sports Information Services (SIS)
• Director of Sales – Major Global Sports and Entertainment Content Business

“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

“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

“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

“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

"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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