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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 – USA Cycling
• Chief Executive – Indy Eleven
• 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)
• Chief Operating Officer – Relevent Sports / International Champions Cup
• 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
• General Counsel – Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
• 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, Human Resources – San Francisco 49ers
• 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

“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

“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

“It was a global search and we had 3 appointable candidates. We were delighted with the outcome and our new Chief Executive is making a real difference. Nolan Partners demonstrated expertise, knowledge and commitment throughout, and I would have no hesitation recommending them to any international sports body.”

Nigel Wood

“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

“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
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