Recruitment News Articles

Jenas joins M&C Saatchi Merlin - 29 Aug 2014

M&C Saatchi Merlin has announced the signing of QPR central midfielder Jermaine Jenas, who joins a high profile sport and entertainment roster which also includes the likes of Mo Farah, Andrew Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp. read more

Boardman becomes Tour of Britain ambassador - 21 Aug 2014

Olympic gold medal winning cyclist, Chris Boardman, has been named as an ambassador for the Friends Life Tour of Britain. read more

Arsenal promotes Vinai as Fox joins Villa - 21 Aug 2014

Arsenal FC has appointed Vinai Venkatesham as its chief commercial officer, following Tom Fox’s move to Aston Villa as the club’s new chief executive officer. read more

Tuilagi joins Paragon Sports Management - 20 Aug 2014

England centre Manusamoa Tuilagi has joined Paragon Sports Management’s expanding rugby division, which also includes Carlin Isles, the player dubbed ‘the fastest man in Rugby,’ and England veteran Mike Catt.  read more

Grayling recruits new Head of Sport - 19 Aug 2014

Grayling  has appointed Nick Hamilton has the agency’s new head of sport following the win of a number of new briefs in the sector. read more

Agency of the Year expands management - 13 Aug 2014

Two Circles, the data-driven sports agency that was named Agency of the Year, sponsored by Colouration, at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2014, has announced some significant new appointments and promotions as part of a new three-year strategic plan – Two Circles 2.0. read more

Nolan Partners hired to find new BHA CEO - 06 Aug 2014

The British Horseracing Authority has hired executive search firm Nolan Partners to uncover its new CEO, after current chief Paul Bittar announced that he would be stepping down for the role in early 2015 – after three years at the helm. read more

TVC Group launches sport offering - 06 Aug 2014

TVC Group has launched a dedicated sport offering, TVC Sport, with two new senior hires set to join the growing team. As part of the new section, Ben Barker joins as head of sport and Maryann Stevens as senior account director. Barker will lead the team, with Stevens working alongside him and the existing TVC sports team, reporting to TVC Group … read more

Triathlon Board appoints new chairman - 04 Aug 2014

Nick Rusling, CEO of Human Race Group, has been appointed chairman of the new Triathlon Industry Association board, and will be supported in the role by Mel Berry of Avalanche, as deputy chairman. read more

Paul Bittar to leave BHA in 2015 - 03 Aug 2014

Chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority, Paul Bittar, has confirmed he will leave the organisation in early 2015 after three years in the role. read more

RFU appoints Hill for consultancy role - 01 Aug 2014

Former England flanker Richard Hill MBE has joined the RFU as player pathway liaison manager, which will see the World Cup winner take up a consultancy role with England’s international performance coaches. read more

Job Opportunity – Benchmark Sport - 31 Jul 2014

With an ever-expanding portfolio of international events and industry-leading content, there is now an exciting opportunity available to join the growing marketing and communications team at Benchmark Sport. read more

MJ Performance grows GB team - 29 Jul 2014

Michael Johnson Performance has announced two new appointments to its Great Britain operation with David Thomas and Duncan Woods joining the team at St. George’s Park. read more

ECB begins search for new Chief Executive - 28 Jul 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has officially begun its search for a new chief executive following David Collier’s decision to retire from the post at the end of the current cricket season. read more

Ashley Giles heads back to school - 25 Jul 2014

A host of household names from the world of sport, including former England cricket star Ashley Giles, are heading back to the classroom in a bid to secure a Masters Degree in Sporting Directorship. read more

Inter Milan appoints Claire Lewis as MD - 25 Jul 2014

FC Internazionale has appointed Claire Lewis to the team as marketing director, joining from Apple.   read more

Jamie Elson signs Jenahura partnership - 18 Jul 2014

European Tour professional Jamie Elson has signed a new sponsorship and management deal with boutique golf events company Jenahura. read more

Havill appointed ECB acting chief executive - 17 Jul 2014

Brian Havill, the England and Wales Cricket Board's finance director and company secretary, has taken on the additional role of acting chief executive following the announcement that David Collier is to retire at the end of the current cricket season. read more

Jose Mourinho signs with BT Sport - 14 Jul 2014

Jose Mourinho has signed a three-year deal with BT Sport, which will see the Chelsea boss carry out a number of roles for the broadcaster, including making football programmes, acting as a football expert, as well as becoming a BT Sport ambassador.  read more

ECB CEO announces retirement - 14 Jul 2014

David Collier has announced he will retire as the chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the end of the 2014 season after ten years in the role. read more

Weatherby succeeds Wrigley at Jockey Club - 11 Jul 2014

Roger Weatherby today begins his five-year term as Senior Steward (non-executive Chairman) of The Jockey Club, succeeding Nicholas Wrigley who held the role from July 2009. read more

Michael Johnson signs with Benchmark Talent - 09 Jul 2014

Benchmark Talent, the talent management arm of Benchmark Sport International, has announced that it will represent Olympic legend Michael Johnson, who since retirement has forged high-profile careers as both a celebrated media commentator and a successful businessman. read more

Brandrapport changes look with new ownership - 09 Jul 2014

brandrapport has launched a new ‘look and feel’ to reflect a number of key developments at the agency, including a change in ownership. read more

Premier League chairman steps down - 01 Jul 2014

The Premier League’s chairman Anthony Fry, who was appointed to the role in June 2013, has stepped down because of illness. read more

M&C Saatchi Merlin expands roster - 30 Jun 2014

M&C Saatchi Merlin has announced the signing of Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones and motor racing legend Nigel Mansell CBE. read more

Srinivasan ratified as new ICC chairman - 26 Jun 2014

Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been confirmed as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council, despite ongoing investigations against him, while Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh becomes the ICC president. read more

ECB announces Patel to succeed Perera - 25 Jun 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the appointment of Sanjay Patel as its new chief sales and marketing officer.  read more

Grey-Thompson named to BBC advisory group - 23 Jun 2014

The BBC has announced the creation of an Independent Diversity Action Group - chaired by director general Tony Hall and including Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and former footballer Jason Roberts amongst its members - as part of measures to ensure the BBC represents 'every family and community in the UK.' read more

World Cup star joins Wasserman team - 16 Jun 2014

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has agreed a deal with Wasserman Media Group, joining his club mate Jack Wilshere on the books of the agency’s Global Football Division. read more

Dunstone named chairman of Ainslie Team - 12 Jun 2014

Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse, has been named Chairman of Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team which was launched this week.  read more

David Grevemberg appointed CGF Chief Exec - 09 Jun 2014

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, has been announced as the successor to Mike Hooper as the new Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). read more

Debbie Jevans joins Football League board - 06 Jun 2014

The Football League has appointed former London Olympic executive and current head of the 2015 Rugby World Cup organising committee, Debbie Jevans, as a new independent board member. read more

NBA announces EMEA exec changes - 04 Jun 2014

The National Basketball Association has announced a number of organisational changes in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in London, with immediate effect. read more

British Triathlon appoints new CEO - 02 Jun 2014

British Triathlon has announced the appointment of Jack Buckner as its new chief executive officer, replacing Zara Hyde Peters, who announced she would be stepping down from the role after six years in March. read more

Sports Consultancy appoints former Locog exec - 30 May 2014

The Sports Consultancy has appointed former Locog executive Paul Foster as a senior associate, who will expand the consultancy’s offering around senior operational major event planning. read more

Internship Opportunity – Benchmark Talent - 23 May 2014

With a growing portfolio of personalities, an internship opportunity has arisen in the Talent Management team at Benchmark Sport. Working across the full range of talent, the successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of commercial, media and strategic management.  read more

Peloton Translations launches Euro offering - 22 May 2014

Peloton Translations has announced the launch of its expanded translations offering to the European Cycling industry. The new agency offers bespoke translations to cycling teams, organisations, publications and events and covers all major European languages. read more

University launches Sport Director degree - 19 May 2014

A University in Manchester has launched the UK’s first ever Masters programme in Sport Directorship, a role fast becoming one of the most important in modern sport.  read more

Job Opportunity - Benchmark Sport - 16 May 2014

With our growing portfolio of international events and industry-leading content, an opportunity has arisen in the marketing and communications team at Benchmark Sport. read more

London Legacy chief to step down - 14 May 2014

It has been announced that the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, Dennis Hone, will step down at the end of the summer to take up a new role with consultancy and construction firm Mace.  read more

Hill Dickinson unveils new sport team - 13 May 2014

Hill Dickinson has announced the launch of a new sport, media and entertainment team, to be based in the international law firm’s London City office.  read more

World Athletics Champs 2017 MD named - 02 May 2014

UK Athletics has today announced the appointment of Sally Bolton as managing director of the Organising Committee for the London double header of World Athletics Championships in 2017. read more

Ex Thomas Cook Sport chief joins Tourvest - 30 Apr 2014

Tourvest, the Southern Hemisphere's largest tourism group based out of Johannesburg, have announced their plans for expansion in the UK & European sports travel market, with former managing director at Thomas Cook Sport and Kempster, Danny Talbot, joining the company. read more

Jeff Randall joins The Jockey Club - 25 Apr 2014

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has appointed journalist Jeff Randall as a non-executive director of its Sandown Park Racecourse in Surrey. read more

Havas S&E appoints new UK CEO - 23 Apr 2014

Havas Sports & Entertainment, the brand engagement network of the Havas Group, has appointed Tove Okunniwa as the new CEO of Havas Sports & Entertainment UK. read more

Owen Farrell lines up Essentially conversion - 16 Apr 2014

Essentially, part of the CSM Group, has announced that Saracens and England fly-half Owen Farrell has signed exclusively with the Athlete Commercial Division.  read more

Brailsford quits British Cycling role - 11 Apr 2014

Sir Dave Brailsford has quit as British Cycling performance director, bringing an end to one of the most successful reigns in British sport, with his management duties at Team Sky to become his principal focus.  read more

WTA targets change with senior appointments - 09 Apr 2014

The Women’s Tennis Association has announced a new three-year plan designed to transform its marketing operation into a digital and mobile centric editorial and publishing organisation, appointing Heather Bowler and Richard Libero to help drive this change. read more

Bushell named BT Sport Managing Director - 09 Apr 2014

Delia Bushell has been named as the new managing director of BT TV and Sport, joining in July from Sky Italia, where she is currently chief commercial officer, overseeing marketing and sales for its €2.5bn residential business.  read more

Premiership Rugby grows commercial team - 07 Apr 2014

Premiership Rugby has confirmed Paul Sherrell, formerly commercial director at Saracens and director at RT Marketing, as the new head of partnerships at Premiership Rugby.  read more

ECB appoints Gordon Hollins as COO - 31 Mar 2014

ECB has appointed Gordon Hollins, currently ECB’s managing director – Professional Game, in the new position of chief operating officer. read more

Groves joins Ogogo in Wasserman corner - 26 Mar 2014

Wasserman Media Group has announced that British Super Middleweight boxing star George Groves has joined the agency, ahead of the much anticipated rematch against Carl Froch for the WBA and IBF World titles at a sold-out Wembley stadium on 31st May. read more

Eurosport signs TdF champion LeMond - 20 Mar 2014

Eurosport has confirmed the signing of cycling legend Greg LeMond as a new global ambassador, joining the broadcaster’s on-air 2014 line-up to provide live on-site analysis at Paris-Roubaix, Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France across the channel’s 54 European markets in an exclusive preview and review show entitled “LeMond on Tour”. read more

Sarah Kendall to lead MKTG UK Operations - 14 Mar 2014

Charlie Horsey, chairman and CEO of global marketing services agency MKTG INC, has announced the appointment of Sarah Kendall to manage the company’s London office and European Operations.   read more

Limelight Sports strengthens development team - 14 Mar 2014

Global engagement agency, Limelight Sports, has appointed Mike Jones as Head of Business Development, following 16 years in Formula 1 and top level motor sport. read more

FA commercial heads start sports agency - 12 Mar 2014

The FA’s two commercial heads are leaving the governing body to form sports rights agency, Sport Collective. read more

Jose Mourinho signs with Yahoo - 06 Mar 2014

Yahoo has unveiled Chelsea FC coach, Jose Mourinho, as its new global football ambassador for 2014, where he will act as an exclusive analyst for Yahoo’s worldwide football coverage including the FIFA World Cup 2014. read more

Hainer remains CEO as adidas posts strong Q4 - 05 Mar 2014

Herbert Hainer will remain adidas AG chief executive until at least March 2017, as the company’s supervisory board extended his contract for a further two years beyond 2015, after taking on the role back in 2001. read more

Alan Pascoe steps down from CSM - 28 Feb 2014

Alan Pascoe, the former Olympic silver medallist and Vice Chairman of London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic, is stepping down from his role as President of CSM.  read more

Wasserman opens new office in Dubai - 25 Feb 2014

Wasserman Media Group has opened a new office in Dubai that will focus on corporate consulting and events in golf as well as event management, athlete representation and marketing. read more

Jose Mourinho secures two new signings - 19 Feb 2014

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has signed endorsement deals with Hublot the luxury watch brand and the car manufacturer Jaguar ahead of his team's Champions League match against Galatasaray. read more

Paragon Appoints new Head of Cricket - 11 Feb 2014

Paragon Sports Management has announced that former Essex cricket captain Paul Prichard has joined the company as head of cricket. read more

Chris Grant becomes Sported Foundation CEO - 05 Feb 2014

Sport for development charity, the Sported Foundation, has announced the appointment of Chris Grant as its new chief executive, replacing Adam Parr. read more

Generate appoints new chairman - 29 Jan 2014

David Stubley, former senior executive of WPP, Fast Track & Channel Four, has been named chairman of sport and entertainment agency, Generate. read more

Savage extends partnership - 21 Jan 2014

Former Barclays Premier League midfielder and BBC football pundit Robbie Savage has extended his deal with as a brand ambassador of the online sports retailer. read more

Froome signs with Sports PR Company - 20 Jan 2014

The Sports PR Company has announced it will be representing the reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome for worldwide personal PR and sponsorship.   read more

Sally Gunnell signs First Milk partnership - 15 Jan 2014

Former Olympic gold medalist Sally Gunnell has signed a two-year partnership with First Milk to become a brand ambassador for UK dairy company. read more

Havas S&E moves global leadership to London - 14 Jan 2014

Havas Sports & Entertainment, the brand engagement network of the Havas Group, has announced the relocation of its President & Global CEO, Lucien Boyer, from Paris to London as part of a strategic development plan to be closer to key global clients and the centre of the global sports and entertainment industry. read more

brandRapport takes digital offering in-house - 07 Jan 2014

brandRapport Sport and Entertainment has announced the appointment of Alex Goddard to lead the agencies new digital and social media division, having taken the decision to move its digital offering in-house.  read more

WSFF appoints Sally Hancock as new chair - 06 Jan 2014

The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) has appointed Sally Hancock as its new chair of trustees, replacing former chief commercial officer of the BOA Hugh Chambers who will be standing down as chair after a five-year stint in the role.  read more

Captive Minds recruits marketing specialist - 06 Jan 2014

Content marketing agency Captive Minds - the company behind the recent Walking With The Wounded polar expedition featuring Prince Harry - has appointed sports marketing specialist Peter Gostling as its new business development manager.  read more

William Morris Endeavor acquires IMG Worldwide - 19 Dec 2013

IMG Worldwide has been sold to entertainment talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners for a reported US$2.3 billion, ending a protracted auction process that has run since last summer. read more

The Jockey Club appoints Weatherby - 10 Dec 2013

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has announced the appointment of Roger Weatherby to succeed Nicholas Wrigley as its senior steward (non-executive chairman), for a term of five years. read more

Formula One legends join JMI garage - 03 Dec 2013

Motosport agency Just Marketing International has announced it has signed new agreements with Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda, to represent the Formula One world champions. read more

Sportsbeat win British Lions & BOA briefs - 25 Nov 2013

Creative multimedia agency Sportsbeat have been appointed by the British Olympic Association and the British & Irish Lions to develop content for their respective audiences, while James Parsons has been appointed new managing director of the agency. read more

M&C SaatchiMerlin acquires three60 Sports Management - 21 Nov 2013

Talent agency M&C SaatchiMerlin, whose clients include Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Jamie & Louise Redknapp and Mo Farah, has acquired three60 Sports Management – whose current talent pool includes double Olympic Champion Victoria Pendleton CBE, who will join M&C SaatchiMerlin’s roster.  read more

Tessa Barrera joins Lexis social media team - 21 Nov 2013

Tessa Barrera has joined Lexis in a newly created position as Head of Social Media. She joins from Red Bull where she was Global Head of Social Media. read more

Limelight Sports bolsters marketing team - 20 Nov 2013

Engagement agency Limelight Sports has added Lucien Bigois, the former Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One digital marketer, to their marketing department.  read more

Arsenal appoint marketing director - 15 Nov 2013

Vinai Venkatesham has been appointed as the marketing and sales director at Arsenal FC following Angus Kinnear’s move to West Ham United. read more

Tanni Grey-Thompson Joins Sportsaid - 14 Nov 2013

SportsAid has announced that Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE has become the ninth member of its board of trustees. read more

IRB chief moves to IOC role - 13 Nov 2013

The head of the Rugby World Cup at the International Rugby Board (IRB), Kit McConnell, has been appointed as the sports director at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). read more

Paralympians and Olympians back Craven - 12 Nov 2013

Sir Philip Craven has received the backing from some of the Britain’s best known Paralympians and Olympians as he campaigns to continue in his role as the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). read more

British Cycling elects new president - 11 Nov 2013

Bob Howden has been elected as the new president of British Cycling, succeeding Brian Cookson who hastaken over at the helm of the International Cycling Federation (UCI). read more

Sport Magazine Names New Editor - 05 Nov 2013

Sport has announced Tony Hodson as the publication’s new editor replacing Simon Caney who was made the magazine’s publisher in July. read more

Caterham F1 team appoints new CEO - 04 Nov 2013

Graham Macdonald has been appointed as CEO of the Caterham Group, including responsibility for the company's Formula One team. read more

Sport England appoints Speed Communications MD - 31 Oct 2013

Managing director of Speed Communications, Kate Bosomworth, has been appointed to the Sport England Board. read more

Fuse bolsters senior management team - 23 Oct 2013

Omnicom Media Group’s sport and entertainment agency, Fuse, has hired Kate Fairclough from WPP’s Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a senior account director, who will now focus on a variety of clients including Carlsberg and Nissan. read more

Adidas appoints new MD for North Europe - 22 Oct 2013

Sportswear brand adidas has appointed Gavin Thomson as the new managing director for North Europe, as part of the creation of a new Western Europe region, and will take the leadership role for UK and Ireland, Benelux and the Nordics.  read more

Ferdinand & Hodgson join FA commission - 21 Oct 2013

Former England captain and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has joined national team boss Roy Hodgson as the latest names on the Football Association commission, set up to investigate and improve the state of the game in the country. read more

Downton appointed ECB managing director - 17 Oct 2013

Former England wicket-keeper Paul Downton has been appointed to succeed Hugh Morris as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, who will take up his new appointment in February 2014. read more

BHA opens Graduate Development programme - 16 Oct 2013

The British Horseracing Authority has opened the 2014 edition of its Graduate Development Programme, which continues to provide valuable training and development to newcomers to the Racing Industry.  read more

Synergy Sponsorship expands digital team - 10 Oct 2013

Synergy has announced the appointment of Josh Robinson as the specialist sponsorship consultancy’s new head of digital, and will be responsible for the digital strategy across all of Synergy’s clients, and for leading the agency’s digital division. read more

Glenn Hoddle returns to FA in new role - 09 Oct 2013

Glenn Hoddle is set to return to the Football Association, 14 years after being sacked as England boss, to take up a role on the commission set up by FA chairman Greg Dyke in a bid to transform the fortunes of the national team. read more

BOA appoints new chief executive - 08 Oct 2013

The British Olympic Association has confirmed Bill Sweeney, currently working as head of business development at Puma, as its new chief executive – replacing Andy Hunt, who stepped down earlier this year.  read more

UK Sport adds Steele to Institute of Sport - 08 Oct 2013

UK Sport has appointed John Steele to chair its science, medicine and technology arm, the English Institute of Sport (EIS). The CEO of the Youth Sport Trust and former CEO of UK Sport and the RFU succeeds Steve Cram, who stepped down from the role in June after 10 years in post. read more

Strauss walks on ECB director role - 02 Oct 2013

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has decided against a bid to become the new managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). read more

UCI President Cookson appoints new team - 30 Sep 2013

Former president of British Cycling and newly appointed president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Brian Cookson, has kicked off his new role with the appointment of three new vice-presidents. read more

Cav turns consultant for SiS shares - 30 Sep 2013

Mark Cavendish has been appointed as a consultant for nutrition company Science in Sport (SiS) with the British cyclist gaining a stake in the company in return.  read more

Octagon expands German operations - 27 Sep 2013

Octagon has increased its German based operations by appointing senior sports marketing expert Marc Brix and his team. The appointment gives Octagon a presence in Frankfurt, Cologne and Düsseldorf making it one of the biggest Sports and Entertainment Marketing agencies in the market. read more

Tennis Canada president named new LTA chief - 24 Sep 2013

Michael Downey, the former President and CEO of Tennis Canada for the past 9 years, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association. read more

RFU appoints first female Citing Commissioner - 16 Sep 2013

The Rugby Football Union is to appoint its first female Citing Commissioner, and the first in Europe, with Jilly Holroyd set to take up the role in the Greene King IPA Championship this season.  read more

Bach replaces Rogge as IOC president - 11 Sep 2013

The International Olympic Committee has elected Thomas Bach as its new president, replacing Jacques Rogge, who is standing down after 12 years in charge. read more

Daley unveiled as latest Glasgow 2014 ambassador - 04 Sep 2013

As ticket sales for Glasgow 2014 enter their final week, diving star Tom Daley has been unveiled as the latest and youngest Official Games Ambassador for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  read more

ECB MD swaps England for Glamorgan - 27 Aug 2013

Hugh Morris has announced his intention to stand down as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board to take on the dual role of chief executive and director of cricket at Glamorgan County Cricket Club.  read more

UK Sport begins search for EIS Chair - 22 Aug 2013

UK Sport is set to begin the search for a new chair of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) following the announcement in June that Steve Cram MBE is to step-down after more than 10 years as head of the organisation. read more

Guardiola to front European adidas ads - 16 Aug 2013

FC Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has been officially announced as an adidas ambassador and will become the face of this season’s adidas UEFA Champions League campaign, Gamedayplus, which will run for the entirety of the forthcoming European season. read more

F1 marketer joins Limelight Sports - 09 Aug 2013

Limelight Sports has appointed Bastien Hibon as its new marketing director, leaving a similar role at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team to join the sport experience agency. read more

Reddin appointed for FA performance role - 07 Aug 2013

The Football Association has appointed former England rugby management official Dave Reddin as their new head of performance services, reporting directly to the governing body’s director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth, and will be based at the new national football centre, St George’s Park. read more

Tweddle retires with legacy programme deal - 06 Aug 2013

On the anniversary of her greatest triumph at the London 2012 Olympics, Beth Tweddle MBE, Britain’s greatest ever gymnast, returned to the Olympic Village on Tuesday to announce her retirement from the sport and to launch the first athlete-led legacy programme on the Olympic site. read more

Football League appoints new chief exec - 30 Jul 2013

The Football League has announced the appointment of former Leeds United CEO Shaun Harvey as its new chief executive, who will take up the new role from October. read more

Owen nets horseracing ambassadorial role - 25 Jul 2013

Former England striker Michael Owen has agreed a new deal to become an ambassador for the QIPCO British Champions Series, a collection of flat races that culminate at Ascot on British Champions Day in October. read more

IMG MEDIA APPOINTS Tom Harrison - 18 Jul 2013

IMG Media has announced that Tom Harrison is to head up the company’s media distribution business in the UK and Ireland. He will also continue to have responsibility for international cricket board rights. read more

Giggs joins Wasserman Media Group - 10 Jul 2013

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed with Wasserman Media Group, joining the likes of Jack Wilshere, Steven Gerrard and Mark Cavendish for representation. read more

Joshua set to sign with Matchroom - 09 Jul 2013

London 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua is set to turn professional this week by signing with Barry Hearn’s Matchroom, according to media reports, in what could be a blow to the new plans by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to allow professional fighters to compete at Rio 2016. read more

Sport Industry Group announces key appointments - 09 Jul 2013

James Monteith, the former Director of BMI Sport Info, has been appointed Managing Director of the Sport Industry Group in South Africa, and will lead its continued expansion as it helps set the agenda for the country’s dynamic sports marketplace through world-class events and strong content provision. read more

Colin Murray joins talkSPORT team - 08 Jul 2013

talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, has announced the signing of Sony Gold winning radio presenter Colin Murray, who will be joining the station from 12th August - ahead of the start of the Barclays Premier League - covering the 10am to 1pm slot every weekday. read more

Leyanne Jenkins takes cycling into the Limelight - 05 Jul 2013

Leyanne Jenkins, the former BMX operations manager at LOCOG for London 2012 and major events & projects officer at British Cycling, has joined UK sport experience agency, Limelight Sports, in the new role of cycling business owner. read more

Professional Sports Group signs Le Clos - 04 Jul 2013

South African swimming star and London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, Chad Le Clos, has signed with Professional Sports Group. read more

UKA board prove worth with new appointment - 02 Jul 2013

UK Athletics has announced the appointment of a new senior independent director to the board of UK Athletics. Starting on 4th July, Richard Worth will join the board in a non-executive capacity following an open recruitment process, focusing on commercial and marketing areas.  read more

Trott signs with Eleven 01 Management - 26 Jun 2013

England and Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has signed with Birmingham-based Eleven 01, which will see the sports management agency take over the player’s commercial and sponsorship rights, in addition to current agreements with New Balance, MetLife and London Evening Standard. read more

H+K launches in-house AudioVisual Content - 21 Jun 2013

Hill+Knowlton Strategies UK has launched a new in-house AudioVisual Content + Production specialist offering, following the appointment of Toby Leslie as Senior Creative Producer and the promotion of James Alexander to Head of AudioVisual Content + Production. read more

Commonwealth Games make development appointments - 19 Jun 2013

Gideon Sam, current president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has been appointed chair of the Commonwealth Games Federation development committee, with Louise Martin, chairman of Sport Scotland and honorary secretary of the CGF, appointed chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport.  read more

GB Boxing name interim chairman - 14 Jun 2013

Richard Thomas, chief executive of Amateur Boxing Scotland, has been named as the interim chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) while the search goes on for a permanent successor for Derek Mapp.  read more

Synergy promotes Curran to MD - 06 Jun 2013

Synergy, the sponsorship consultancy that counts BMW, Capital One, Coca-Cola, Guinness and RBS among its clients, has promoted Dominic Curran to managing director. read more

Jockey Club appoints Martin St Quinton - 05 Jun 2013

The Jockey Club, owners of 15 racecourses including Cheltenham and the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has announced the appointment of Martin St Quinton to chair the committee overseeing the financing plans of its £45 million development plans at Cheltenham Racecourse, which it unveiled earlier this year. read more

Eurosport strengthens development division - 29 May 2013

Eurosport Group’s newly-appointed chief executive officer Jean-Thierry Augustin has strengthened its development division with the appointment of Julien Bergeaud as development director, reporting directly to Augustin, while Arnaud Simon, managing director of Eurosport France, extends his responsibilities to become TV content director, broadcast… read more

Threshold Sports appoints Karen Earl - 23 May 2013

Threshold Sports has announced the appointment of Karen Earl as a non-executive Director to its board. The London-based sports marketing agency was created in 2007 and boasts a client roster that includes BP, Nokia, Standard Life, Deloitte, Cisco, Dulux, adidas, Sport Relief, Comic Relief and MITIE. read more

Fast Track Strengthens Content Offering - 15 May 2013

After securing the ‘Best Use of Social Media’ at the BT Sport Industry Awards 2013 for its ‘Ricky Hatton: Redemption’ campaign, Fast Track has announced two new recruits to further strengthen the agency’s content offering with Dan Humphreys and Miles Rose joining the agency. read more


UTV Media has announced the appointment of Adam Mills as the new Sales Director of talkSPORT and Sport magazine. read more

Havas S&E bolters UK office with new hires - 02 May 2013

Havas Sports & Entertainment has strengthened its London-based UK office with the appointment of three new senior executives: Formula 1 specialist, Nick Hayes; research specialist, Anna Semens; and former LOCOG senior press officer, Julie Burley.   read more

Eurosport Group promotes new CEO - 01 May 2013

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport has revealed a new leadership structure, with a reshuffle of its senior management resulting in Jean-Thierry Augustin promoted to CEO of Eurosport Group and Philippe Denery appointed as non-executive chairman. read more

Premier League appoints new chairman - 26 Apr 2013

The Premier League has announced Anthony Fry as its new chairman, taking effect from 1st June, after the chairman of Dairy Crest was unanimously endorsed. read more

Sport England & UK Sport confirm new appointments - 25 Apr 2013

British sport will have a new look from this week after senior appointments were confirmed at UK Sport and Sport England, with Rod Carr and Nick Bitel named as chairmen of the respective organisations.  read more

Essentially Group strengthens senior team - 24 Apr 2013

Essentially has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Will Dowdy as sales director and Sarah Dawson as head of client services, with Nick Hoyle moving into the role of MD UK. read more

The Sports Partnership signs England captain - 15 Apr 2013

The Sports Partnership has announced the signing of England and Lincoln Ladies football captain, Casey Stoney, for management. read more

Murray signs XIX Globosport deal - 08 Apr 2013

Tennis star Andy Murray has renewed his ties with Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, settling speculation over his off-court future after reportedly becoming a high-profile target for a number of other management agencies.  read more

Ex-IRB head joins World Olympians Association - 02 Apr 2013

Mike Miller, former head of the International Rugby Board (IRB), has been appointed the first-ever chief executive of the World Olympians Association (WOA), as the organisation embarks on a new development drive and commercial programme. read more

Vettel signs as Infiniti Director of Performance - 28 Mar 2013

Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver and triple Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, has enhanced and extended his role at Infiniti by becoming the new director of performance for the premium automotive brand. read more

Pitch and MP & Silva launch partnership - 25 Mar 2013

Sports rights agencies Pitch International and MP & Silva have launched a partnership which will see the agencies develop and manage projects In the Asian market.  read more

Jockey Club appoints new marketing manager - 19 Mar 2013

Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), the UK’s largest racecourse group, has appointed Nadine Mansfield as Regional Head of Marketing in its North West region, which consists of Aintree, Haydock Park and Carlisle racecourses. She joins JCR on 18th March 2013 from Manchester United FC, where she is currently Venue Marketing Manager. read more

Draper set to stand down as tennis chief - 14 Mar 2013

Roger Draper will step down from his role as the chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association at the end of September, ending a seven-year reign at the top of British tennis.  read more

Merger forms Fast Track Scotland - 05 Mar 2013

CSM Sport & Entertainment, a division of Chime Communications, has announced the integration of Glasgow-based The Sports Business and Fast Track, to form Fast Track Scotland. read more

Seb Coe appointed Nike international advisor - 27 Feb 2013

Sebastian Coe is set to take on a wide-ranging advisor role for Nike, including acting as an international ambassador for ‘Designed To Move’, a major global initiative to tackle global inactivity. read more

Man Utd chief to step down in close season - 21 Feb 2013

Manchester United chief executive, David Gill, has revealed he will step down from his role with the Barclays Premier League leaders on 30th June, remaining a director of the club, with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward set to assume CEO responsibilities.  read more

Hunt to step down as BOA chief - 14 Feb 2013

British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive Andy Hunt has announced he will stand down from the position at the end of February. Despite Team GB having had its most successful Olympic Games in 104 years, Hunt has called time on his four-year tenure at the BOA.  read more

Jacksonville Jaguars reveal UK plans - 07 Feb 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced plans to employ a London-based sales executive to extend the franchise’s activity in the UK market.  read more

Liverpool FC appoints new media chief - 05 Feb 2013

Liverpool Football Club has appointed Matthew Baxter as the club's new chief media officer to head up its Digital Media and TV operations. read more

BT Sport adds Clare Balding to new lineup - 01 Feb 2013

BT Sport has added to its presenter lineup ahead of its launch in the summer, with broadcaster Clare Balding signed up to present her own flagship show on the new sporting channel. read more

Phar Partnerships creates strategy division - 31 Jan 2013

Phar Partnerships has recruited Alastair Macdonald to build a new division offering research, evaluation and strategy consultancy services. The new division will offer research and analysis into sponsorship value and effect, and advice on how sponsorship programmes may be structured to achieve their potential.   read more

Havas S&E appoints Gordon Lott - 23 Jan 2013

Gordon Lott, who helped run Lloyds TSB's London 2012 sponsorship, has been appointed new managing director of Havas Sports & Entertainment UK, overseeing the agency's London office. read more

The Jockey Club Director joins FA - 22 Jan 2013

The FA has announced the appointment of Andrew Crean, group finance director of The Jockey Club, as its group chief financial officer from the end of April 2013. His new role at The FA Group will incorporate the governing body of football in England, Wembley Stadium, the England International Teams and the new St George’s Park complex.  read more

ATP boss steps down due to illness - 15 Jan 2013

Men’s tennis boss Brad Drewett is stepping down from his role as executive chairman and president of the ATP due to illness, the organisation announced today. read more

Four appoints Russell to Sport & PR post - 11 Jan 2013

Four Communications has announced that Alex Russell has joined the Sports, Arts & Sponsorship team and the Public Affairs team. read more

Capitalize makes new appointments - 10 Jan 2013

Capitalize, the BrandFan Agency, has continued its major restructuring of the company with the appointment of Garry Lace as the new chairman. The announcement coincides with the agency’s decision to form a new Board of Directors and hire Candida Hilton, former head of Eskimo PR, the consumer fashion PR agency. read more

Hull FC owner launches Pro Sports Recruitment - 10 Jan 2013

Pro Sports Recruitment (PSR), a national sport specialist recruitment company, has been launched by Hull FC owner Adam Pearson and business partner Tony Doherty, providing a focused and tailor-made search facility for sports professionals and organisations within the UK’s £27billion recruitment market. read more

LOCOG PR head joins England Rugby 2015 - 07 Jan 2013

England Rugby 2015 has appointed former head of PR and media at LOCOG, Joanna Manning-Cooper to the new position of communications and marketing director.  read more

England Rugby 2015 add to board - 17 Dec 2012

England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has announced the appointment of Bill Beaumont and Paul Deighton to its Board.  read more

British Swimming names new chairman - 13 Dec 2012

British Swimming has confirmed former Manchester United club director Maurice Watkins as its new chairman, amidst a rebuild following the resignation of performance director Michael Scott and head coach Dennis Pursley after missing their medal target for the London 2012 Games. read more

Howard named president of British Triathlon - 13 Dec 2012

Ian Howard has been appointed as president of the British Triathlon Federation, taking over from Dr Sarah Springman CBE, who steps down after serving the maximum number of terms in post. read more

Kitbag announces first UK Brand Ambassador - 10 Dec 2012

Online sports retailer Kitbag, has announced that former Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage will be its first UK brand ambassador. read more

ER 2015 appoints rugby operations director - 04 Dec 2012

England Rugby 2015 has appointed Neil Snowball, previously head of sport operations for LOCOG, to the new role of rugby operations director as part of a wider organisational restructure as the tournament organiser of the 2015 Rugby World Cup moves from planning to the operational phase. read more

New position and prize for Seb Coe - 03 Dec 2012

Lord Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been named executive chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment. read more

Jockey Club appoints new Director - 30 Nov 2012

The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing, has announced the appointment of Tom Manners to the new position of Group Brand Development Director, effective Tuesday 4th December 2012. read more

GB Hockey captain joins Promote PR - 29 Nov 2012

Specialist sport and fitness public relations agency, Promote PR, has appointed Great Britain women’s hockey captain, Kate Walsh, as their newest recruit. Walsh led the GB Women's Hockey team to Olympic bronze at London 2012 and has amassed over 290 international caps.  read more

Wasserman announces new football structure - 19 Nov 2012

Wasserman Media Group has announced the restructuring of its global football division, with a new leadership structure put in place from within the organisation. read more

Sports Partnership signs Olympic star - 13 Nov 2012

The Sports Partnership has announced that it has signed two-time Olympic Gold medal winning cyclist, Ed Clancy, for management.  read more

Lord Coe named new BOA Chairman - 08 Nov 2012

Lord Coe, the London 2012 Olympic chief, has been elected as chairman of the British Olympic Association, and will be tasked with trying to help Team GB build towards Rio in 2016 - following their successful medal tally in London.  read more

Hone appointed London Legacy Chief - 06 Nov 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that Dennis Hone has been appointed as chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).  read more

Glasgow 2014 starts recruitment drive - 02 Nov 2012

Glasgow 2014 is set to officially launch its volunteer programme for the Commonwealth Games, by accepting expressions of interest from next week. Around 15,000 people will be required to help put on the event, with interest expected to be high following the success of the 70,000 London 2012 Games Makers.  read more

Talbot to leave Thomas Cook Sport - 26 Oct 2012

Danny Talbot, managing director of Thomas Cook Sport, has announced he will be leaving the company at the end of the year to join Kempster, the sponsorship activation agency, in a new role as their managing director. read more

FA chairman to retire next year - 18 Oct 2012

Football Association chairman David Bernstein has been unsuccessful in his attempt to extend his tenure beyond his 70th birthday next year, after the FA Council voted by 45 votes to 40 to reject a proposal to allow him to extend his contract to the end of the 2014 World Cup.  read more

BOA & UK Sport set for new additions - 17 Oct 2012

Lord Sebastian Coe is set to be elected unopposed as chairman of the British Olympic Association after his only opponent withdrew from the race. UK Sport is also welcoming a new addition to the team after appointing Simon Timson as its new performance director. read more

Former England captain joins ICC committee - 12 Oct 2012

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed to the International Cricket Council's cricket committee, replacing West Indian Ian Bishop, who opted not to continue in the role. read more

Champion jockey joins talkSPORT lineup - 11 Oct 2012

Champion jockey AP McCoy OBE is to join international sport radio station, talkSPORT, as a contributor and presenter. McCoy, who was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, will also become a guest editor of talkSPORT’s sister publication Sport magazine. read more

Football League appoints new rights chief - 10 Oct 2012

The Football League has appointed Alfonso Medina to the position of head of media rights. read more

Chang Beer expands Everton activation team - 08 Oct 2012

Chang Beer UK has appointed Joanne O’Connell as sponsorship activation manager, to continue to drive the company’s sponsorship of Barclays Premier League team, Everton FC. The move comes as the brand celebrates a landmark success as the longest standing football club sponsor in the division.  read more

Sir Clive Woodward leaves BOA - 05 Oct 2012

Sir Clive Woodward has announced his departure from the British Olympic Association (BOA), where he has been director of sport since 2006. Woodward, who coached England's rugby team to its 2003 Rugby World Cup win, worked for the BOA in the build-up to the Games in both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.  read more


Puma has announced its new partnership contract with the French national football player Gaël Clichy, with the Manchester City left back wearing the current evoSPEED 1FG boots for the first time in Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, 3rd October.  read more

Ascot announces new commercial director - 28 Sep 2012

Juliet Slot, with over 20 years of diverse experience within the business of sport, has been announced as the new commercial director at Ascot Racecourse, joining in early November. read more

Derby County appoints new CEO - 18 Sep 2012

Championship side Derby County has appointed Wasserman’s Sam Rush as the club’s new president and chief executive officer. read more

Havas S&E launches Russian arm - 17 Sep 2012

Havas Sports and Entertainment has announced the opening of a new office in Moscow, increasing its global footprint to 36 offices in 20 markets.  read more

Speed announces new management line-up - 17 Sep 2012

Speed Communications has announced the appointment of Kate Bosomworth and Scott McLean as joint managing directors of the agency, following the decision by Stephen Waddington and Steve Earl to leave the company to pursue individual opportunities.  read more

UKA appoints new Performance Director - 14 Sep 2012

UKA has appointed Neil Black as its new performance director, with immediate effect, and will be tasked with finding a new Olympic head coach - following the resignation of Charles van Commenee earlier this week. read more

Mayor takes control of Legacy Corporation - 13 Sep 2012

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is set to take over as chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, replacing Daniel Moylan who will head up a new aviation policy unit set up by Johnson in an attempt to try and attract more investment in the city.  read more

Olympic experts flood marketplace - 13 Sep 2012

An exodus of 'big draw' Olympics PR professionals into the private sector jobs market is taking place as the Games comms machine started to dismantle this week. read more

UKA Head Coach announces resignation - 12 Sep 2012

UKA has confirmed that Head Coach Charles van Commenee will leave the organisation in December, after the Dutch coach stayed true to his word that he would step down if the GB athletics team did not meet his target of eight medals at London 2012. read more

Coe to stand as new chair of BOA - 11 Sep 2012

Sebastian Coe will stand to be the next chairman of the British Olympic Association after the chairman of London 2012 confirmed that he had been approached to stand as Colin Moynihan successor. read more

London 2012 CEO gets Government role - 05 Sep 2012

London 2012 CEO Paul Deighton has been appointed as a Minister in Britain's Treasury by the Prime Minister David Cameron.  read more

Volvo Ocean Race appoints new COO - 31 Aug 2012

Tom Touber has been announced as the new chief operating officer of the Volvo Ocean Race. read more

PJA appoints new chairman - 24 Aug 2012

The Professional Jockeys Association, the body representing professional jockeys in the UK, has announced that Nigel Payne will take over as the organisation's new chairman in the autumn of 2012. read more

BOA chairman set to step down - 14 Aug 2012

Chairman of the British Olympic Association Colin Moynihan has announced he will step down from his role - a year before his tenure was due to expire - in a bid to aid the search for his successor. read more

Mayor praises Olympic volunteer spirit - 09 Aug 2012

The Mayor of London has praised the ‘friendly army’ of Team London volunteers who are helping create the festival atmosphere by welcoming millions of visitors to the city throughout the Olympics and Paralympics. Boris Johnson is aiming to build on the volunteering momentum with the appointment of a new Senior Adviser for Team London, Volunteerin… read more

Jockey Club appoints new regional directors - 07 Aug 2012

Jockey Club Racecourses has announced the appointment of four regional directors under a new management structure that will see its 14 racecourses run in four regional clusters, reporting to Paul Fisher, JCR's group managing director.  read more

Broad signs as Investec brand ambassador - 31 Jul 2012

Investec, the specialist bank and asset manager, has signed England Test cricketer Stuart Broad as a new brand ambassador. read more

Warrior signs Hollywood hard man - 24 Jul 2012

Warrior has announced footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones as the brand’s latest football ambassador, and is set to become the face of Warrior’s latest campaign, Face Off - a new online Premier League prediction game - later this week. read more

Glasgow 2014 recruits head of transport - 20 Jul 2012

The organisation responsible for the staging of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, has named former British Paralympian David McCrae as its interim head of transport. read more

Beaumont appointed as RFU chairman - 09 Jul 2012

Bill Beaumont has been appointed chairman of the Rugby Football Union, with Paul Murphy taking over as president. The former England captain will oversee England’s preparations ahead of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2015. read more

Bradford Bulls lose coaching staff in cuts - 03 Jul 2012

Bradford Bulls have made their entire coaching staff, including coach Mick Potter, redundant as the club tries to find a way out of administration. read more

Nic Fletcher joins RFU from O2 - 27 Jun 2012

The Rugby Football Union has appointed Nic Fletcher to the role of Head of Marketing at the governing body. Nic joins the Union from O2 where he spent five years as Head of Sponsorship. read more

Olympic legacy development chief to step down - 20 Jun 2012

The chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, Andrew Altman, has announced that he will resign after London 2012. read more

LTA appoints new Commercial Director - 19 Jun 2012

The Lawn Tennis Association has appointed Simon Long as commercial director, to lead the LTA’s commercial programme, and the delivery of its tennis events. read more

Red Bull reveals intern application figures - 19 Jun 2012

Months after Red Bull offered a unique experience this F1 season, opening the doors of the Red Bull Racing factory to five interns for one month this summer, the team has revealed that nearly 15,000 hopeful applicants passed the first stage for the role. read more

Jockey Club appoints Darby in Exeter - 12 Jun 2012

Jockey Club Racecourses, the largest racecourse group in the UK, has announced the appointment of Tim Darby, former chief executive of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), as general manager of its Exeter Racecourse. read more

Wales Rugby League appoints new chair - 08 Jun 2012

Former rugby league player Brian Juliff has been named as the new chairman of Wales Rugby League – having reportedly been made aware of the job opportunity through Twitter. read more

City appoints new chief executive - 30 May 2012

Manchester City has appointed Derby County CEO Tom Glick as its new chief commercial and operating officer, with the American set to fill the role left by Garry Cook’s resignation last year. read more

Job opportunity - Head of Events, Benchmark Sport - 21 May 2012

With our growing portfolio of international events, Benchmark Sport International is seeking a new Head of Events who will deliver events in the UK, USA and South Africa. Benchmark Sport International (BSI) is the holding company for a network of brands and businesses specialising in the development of international sport and entertain… read more

Richardson set for top ICC role - 11 May 2012

The International Cricket Council has announced that former South Africa wicketkeeper Dave Richardson is set to take over from Haroon Lorgat as the new chief executive of the global governing body next month. read more

Gold Coast 2018 confirms new chair - 11 May 2012

Mark Stockwell's replacement as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed as Brisbane businessman Nigel Chamier. read more

Hodgson appointed England manager - 01 May 2012

Roy Hodgson has been appointed England manager on a four-year deal that sees the West Brom boss succeed Fabio Capello, following talks with the Football Association this week. read more

Gillespie to stand down as Cheltenham MD - 24 Apr 2012

Edward Gillespie, who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sport Industry Awards 2011, has announced his decision to stand down from the day-to-day management at Cheltenham Racecourse after 32 years in charge as managing director of the Gloucestershire venue.  read more

Beamon named Beyond Sport Ambassador - 20 Apr 2012

Bob Beamon, one of the most celebrated athletes of the 20th Century and a stand-out example of how sport can be used to overcome adversity, has underlined his commitment to the use of sport as a tool for social change by signing as a Beyond Sport Ambassador. read more

RFL chair named new Wimbledon CEO - 11 Apr 2012

Richard Lewis, chairman of the Rugby Football League, has been appointed chief executive at Wimbledon, replacing Ian Ritchie, who left the All England Club in February after six years to become chief executive of the Rugby Football Union. read more

Former Nike exec joins Limelight Sports - 10 Apr 2012

Charlie Greenwood, former Head of Strategic Planning at Nike UK, has joined UK participation agency, Limelight Sports. Greenwood has also worked for Reuters in London and the US, and was the founder and CEO of, the online social shopping network for sports equipment.  read more

NBA makes European appointments - 27 Mar 2012

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that Benjamin Morel has been promoted to senior vice president, NBA Europe.   read more

New England Rugby 2015 chairman appointed - 22 Mar 2012

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced the appointment of Andrew Cosslett as chairman England Rugby 2015 - the former chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group plc, who has held the post of interim chairman, will take up the role next month. read more

Bowker joins Football League - 21 Mar 2012

The Football League has appointed Richard Bowker as the new independent non-executive director, replacing Ian Ritchie who stood down at the end of February to become chief executive of the Rugby Football Union. read more

Brazilian football chief resigns - 13 Mar 2012

Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian football confederation for the past 22 years, has resigned. Under pressure in Brazil over the organisation of the 2014 World Cup and at FIFA following a series of corruption allegations, Teixeira's resignation had been predicted for months.  read more

Sports Consultancy adds to senior team - 08 Mar 2012

The Sports Consultancy has announced the appointment of Ben Wells, the former Chelsea FC head of marketing, to its team of senior consultants as it looks to build on its brand sponsorship consulting expertise. read more

New director of operations for Olympic Park - 01 Mar 2012

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has appointed Mark Camley as the new director of park operations at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. read more

M&C Saatchi announces new senior hire - 21 Feb 2012

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment has announced a senior hire to its 45-strong London team with the appointment of Haran Ramachandran as new digital director. read more

Sky Sports Living for Sports unveils lineup - 13 Feb 2012

New sporting stars are to join former Olympic sprinter Darren Campbell’s team of Athlete Mentors as they visit pupils across the UK on behalf of Sky Sports Living for Sport. read more

Marussia F1 reveals recruitment strategy - 08 Feb 2012

Marussia F1 has announced its second new partnership of 2012, teaming with online recruitment website As its global online recruitment partner, Monster will work with the Formula One team to fill as many as 40 positions, including four highly specialised roles, all of which will help influence the technical and commercial success of… read more

Webb set to advise Westfield on Games - 30 Jan 2012

Karen Webb has left the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) as executive director of marketing and communications, to set up as an independent consultant – with its first client, Westfield, a Tier Three sponsor of the Games, whose Stratford City shopping centre will act as a ‘gateway’ to the London 2012 Olympic Park. read more

IRB chief exec to step down - 23 Jan 2012

Mike Miller, chief executive of the International Rugby Board, is to step down at the end of the month – after nearly ten years in the role. Miller will also leave his position as Rugby World Cup managing director. read more

Oswald set to step down as ASOIF President - 19 Jan 2012

Switzerland's Denis Oswald is set to announce his resignation as President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations in order to allow the organisation to retain a position on the International Olympic Committee Executive Board – according to media reports. read more

PGA commissioner extends stay - 13 Jan 2012

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem received a vote of confidence this week, after being handed a four-year extension to his existing contract. read more

Howard replaces Blazer at CONCACAF - 03 Jan 2012

Ted Howard has been promoted to acting general secretary of the CONCACAF, which governs North and Central America and the Caribbean, following the resignation last year of Chuck Blazer. read more

FA appoints first female director - 23 Dec 2011

The Football Association has appointed Heather Rabbatts CBE as its first female non-executive director, while Roger Devlin also joins the board after a unanimous vote by the nominations committee. read more

Drewett named new head of ATP - 23 Dec 2011

Brad Drewett has been appointed executive chairman and president of the men’s professional tennis tour - the former Australian player succeeds Adam Helfant, who announced in June that he was stepping down at the end of 2011 – when his current three-year deal comes to an end. read more

Coe & Bubka appointed to new IAAF positions - 21 Dec 2011

Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, vice-presidents of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are among five new chairman appointed to IAAF Commissions. 
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Wimbledon chief named new RFU CEO - 15 Dec 2011

Ian Ritchie will become the new chief executive officer of the Rugby Football Union - Ritchie will join the RFU after fulfilling notice period obligations with the date to be confirmed later, with Stephen Brown continuing his role as acting CEO until then. read more

Lapasset re-elected chairman of IRB - 13 Dec 2011

Bernard Lapasset has been re-elected as chairman of the International Rugby Board, defeating current vice-chairman and former England captain Bill Beaumont by 14 votes to 12, at an IRB meeting in Los Angeles. read more

Havelange ethics case closed after resignation - 06 Dec 2011

FIFA has confirmed that the ongoing ethics case against former president Joao Havelange has now officially closed, after football’s world governing body confirmed that the 95 year-old Brazilian has resigned from the International Olympic Committee. read more

RFU chief steps down with immediate effect - 30 Nov 2011

Martyn Thomas has left the Rugby Football Union with immediate effect, with Stephen Brown taking over as acting chief executive. read more

Skipper named as new ESPN president - 25 Nov 2011

John Skipper has been named president of ESPN, replacing George Bodenheimer. read more

Pitch appoints new Head of Events - 16 Nov 2011

Sports and sponsorship communications consultancy, Pitch, has announced that Boris Pomroy has joined the agency as the new head of events.

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Baku appoints agencies for 2020 bid - 07 Nov 2011

The Baku 2020 Bid Committee has taken a significant step forward in its campaign to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, by appointing three international agencies - pmplegacy, Burson-Marsteller and Adore Creative. read more

Thomas to leave RFU positions - 03 Nov 2011

Acting chief executive Martyn Thomas is to step down from all his positions at the Rugby Football Union following the Board of Directors scheduled November meeting. read more

Moses lends support to London 2017 - 27 Oct 2011

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Moses has been appointed as an ambassador for London's bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. read more

Pearce and Powell to lead GB football teams - 21 Oct 2011

Stuart Pearce has been appointed to take charge of the men’s first Great British Olympic football team for over 50 years, and has made an appeal to the Scottish, Northern Irish and Welsh Football Associations to make their players available for the London 2012 Olympic Games. read more

Okoye backs London 2017 bid - 20 Oct 2011

Lawrence Okoye, British all-time record holder in the discus, has been named as the latest ambassador and member of the Athlete Commission for London’s bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. read more

LOCOG urges Olympic job applications - 14 Oct 2011

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is urging people to consider, research and apply for one of the tens of thousands of job opportunities that will become available between now and Games time. read more

No bold targets in LTA reshuffle - 12 Oct 2011

Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith has been handed an expanded role by the Lawn Tennis Association – the head of men's tennis since 2010, will become head of men's and women's tennis, and also retains his Davis Cup post. read more

Football League appoints Heaselgrave - 07 Oct 2011

The Football League has appointed Richard Heaselgrave to the position of Chief Commercial Officer from the National Basketball Association, where he spent two years developing the brand across Europe, the Middle East and Africa during his time there. read more

OPLC appoints new chief of design - 26 Sep 2011

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has announced the appointment of Kathryn Firth as its new chief of design - a role that will see her head the company's design team as it sets the tone for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's future. read more

ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission named - 23 Sep 2011

The British Paralympic Association has unveiled former swimmer Craig Hunter as the new ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. read more

Football League appoints Simon Eaton - 08 Sep 2011

The Football League has appointed Simon Eaton as Business Development Manager (Digital). read more

Team GB hopefuls confirmed for racing - 05 Sep 2011

Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish will lead his HTC Highroad team at The Tour of Britain, while Olympic gold and silver medallist, Ben Ainslie, is to step into the role of skipper on Oman Sail’s Extreme 40, Oman Air, for the Extreme Sailing Series. 

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Warwick elected BRDC president - 26 Aug 2011

The British Racing Drivers’ Club has announced that Derek Warwick has been elected as BRDC President. read more

Bradshaw resigns as MCC chief executive - 25 Aug 2011

Keith Bradshaw is to stand down as the secretary and chief executive of the Marylebone Cricket Club with immediate effect due to family reasons. read more

Benchmark Sport names new comms chief - 25 Aug 2011

Benchmark Sport has announced the appointment of Adam Fraser as its new Head of Communications, working across the firm’s array of businesses, following the departure of Drew Barrand after five years in the role. read more

Diack re-elected as IAAF president - 24 Aug 2011

Senegal's Lamine Diack, who has guided world athletics through the ups and downs of spectator interest and the global financial crisis, has been overwhelmingly re-elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). read more

RWC Anti-Doping Agency appointed - 23 Aug 2011

The International Rugby Board has appointed Drug Free Sport New Zealand to deliver the Rugby World Cup 2011 Anti-Doping testing programme. read more

SIA judge Beard named QPR CEO - 19 Aug 2011

Philip Beard, a member of the judging panel for the Sport Industry Awards, has been named the new chief executive officer of Queens Park Rangers – after Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes completed his takeover of the Premiership club. read more

ATP appoints new properties director - 17 Aug 2011

The ATP has announced the appointment of Marc Harris as a director in its Properties team.
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Search on for Olympic Ceremony cast - 16 Aug 2011

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG) has begun its search for adult volunteer performers to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. read more

Kerner set to leave adidas - 16 Aug 2011

Erica Kerner, Global Olympic Games director and head of London 2012 for adidas will leave in September to take up the newly created position of Vice President - Marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong.

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SNTV names new commercial director - 10 Aug 2011

Television sports video news agency, SNTV, has announced that Gabrielle Guedj has been named new commercial director.  read more

MediaCom launches new sports division - 09 Aug 2011

MediaCom Worldwide has launched a new global sports division, MediaCom Sport, which will be headed by global head of sports Marcus John - previously SVP & managing director of IMG Consulting Asia/Pacific. read more

Wasserman appoints new PR manager - 08 Aug 2011

Sports and entertainment company Wasserman Media Group, has appointed Duncan Ross as its new PR manager for UK and Europe. read more

Perform signs World Snooker deal - 04 Aug 2011

World Snooker has signed a new five year agreement with digital sports media company Perform, to live stream all professional tournaments online across its new website and via bookmaker sites through Perform’s Watch&Bet service - opening the sport up to a global audience. read more

Fulham name Gregory as commercial chief - 21 Jul 2011

Jonathan Gregory, the former director of partnerships for England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup, has been appointed as the new commercial director for Premier League club Fulham. read more

Tutu unveiled as Beyond Sport patron - 21 Jul 2011

Beyond Sport has announced that Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most recognised activists in the world, has agreed to become the global organisation’s Official Patron, helping it in its mission to promote, develop and support the use of sport to create positive social change across the world.
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RFU chairman stands down - 11 Jul 2011

Martyn Thomas has stood down as chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), following a report published on the sacking of former chief executive John Steele. read more

Squash Federation appoints Vero - 08 Jul 2011

Following the International Olympic Committee’s announcement that squash is on the shortlist for Olympic inclusion in 2020, the World Squash Federation has announced that it has appointed Vero Communications to be its bid management company. read more

FA appoints new group commercial director - 06 Jul 2011

The Football Association has announced the appointment of Stuart Turner to the position of group commercial director.
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Havas and Cake unveil new sports offering - 30 Jun 2011

Havas Sports & Entertainment has unveiled a new dedicated sports PR division, run in partnership with sister agency Cake, with Dan Connolly, the former head of PR for the England 2018 World Cup Bid, to lead the new offering in the role of UK sports PR director.   read more

Truman joins Pitch as head of events - 30 Jun 2011

Pitch has hired former London & Partners director Heidi Truman to head up the sports marketing agency's events and experiential division. read more

Raptor appoints ex-HSBC director - 30 Jun 2011

Raptor Group has announced that Mark Pannes, former director of HSBC Private Bank’s Global Sports Group, is to control the Group’s new consulting business ‘RaptorAccelerator’ as managing director – alongside Sean Barror, former Senior Vice President of Sales for Madison Square Garden read more

ESPN set to expand X Games - 29 Jun 2011

ESPN, the creator of the X Games franchise, has appointed global sports marketing firm Helios Partners to help expand the X Games commercial program and manage its host city bid process.  

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Scott resigns as Glasgow 2014 chief - 28 Jun 2011

The chief executive officer of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising committee John Scott has resigned after admitting breaking rules over accepting gifts and hospitality from a potential supplier. read more

Helfant to depart ATP World Tour - 14 Jun 2011

The ATP has announced that executive chairman and president Adam Helfant will not seek to continue his position with the Tour beyond the his three-year contract, which concludes at the end of this year. read more

Kissinger interested in FIFA offer - 06 Jun 2011

Former American statesman Henry Kissinger has been invited by the recently re-elected president of FIFA Sepp Blatter, to join his new committee to improve the accountability of world football’s governing body. read more

New ICC anti- corruption head named - 02 Jun 2011

The International Cricket Council has announced its new head of the anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) - Yogendra Pal Singh, a former Indian policeman - will take over from Ravi Sawani who is retiring, having been in the role since 2007. read more

Aviva appoints RPM for UK Athletics deal - 01 Jun 2011

Global insurance brand Aviva has appointed marketing agency RPM to handle experiential activity for its UK athletics sponsorship programme. read more

Bevington takes interim FA Comms role - 01 Jun 2011

Adrian Bevington will take temporary charge of The FA Communications department following the recent departure of The FA's director of Marketing and Communications, Julian Eccles. read more

Michael Vaughan joins Betfair - 26 May 2011

Betfair has announced that Michael Vaughan has signed up to become the brand’s full-time cricket ambassador. read more

Eccles resigns as FA comms director - 18 May 2011

Julian Eccles, the marketing and communications director of the Football Association, has resigned from his post after little more than a year in the role. read more

Anson named new BOA director - 17 May 2011

Andy Anson, head of England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid, has been named as an independent director of the British Olympic Association. read more

ParalympicsGB names new CEO - 06 May 2011

ParalympicsGB has named Tim Hollingsworth, current UK Sport chief operating officer, as its new chief executive officer. read more

Goldschmidt switches NBA for RFU - 05 May 2011

The Rugby Football Union has announced Sophie Goldschmidt as its first chief commercial officer (CCO). read more

Blatter reveals FIFA re-election manifesto - 21 Apr 2011

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has laid out his manifesto for re-election for a fourth term of office saying that the world football's governing body needs ‘evolution not revolution’. read more

Brooks moves to global Nike role - 06 Apr 2011

Nike’s European PR and communications team has undergone a shake-up with Charlie Brooks, communications director for Nike Western Europe, moving to the sports brand’s US headquarters to take up a global role. read more

RFU announces further addition - 30 Mar 2011

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced Will Chignell as its new head of media, following the recent announcements of a new chief operating officer and two other significant rugby leadership roles. read more

RFU announces new head of Affairs - 29 Mar 2011

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has confirmed Ben Calveley as its new head of International and Public Affairs, and will join the RFU on 13th June from UK Sport, working as head of Corporate and International Relations. read more

Freestyler made Grass Roots ambassador - 11 Mar 2011

The Grass Roots Football Show, which takes place between 3rd-5th June, has announced football freestyler Billy Wingrove as a show ambassador. read more

ParalympicsGB begins search for new CEO - 10 Mar 2011

ParalympicsGB has announced it is beginning it’s search for a new chief executive, following the departure of Phil Lane last week. read more

Olympic Park appoints new chief of media - 02 Mar 2011

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has appointed Victoria O’Byrne as it’s new chief of media and external affairs. read more

ParalympicsGB chief leaves post - 01 Mar 2011

Phil Lane, chief executive of ParalympicsGB, is to leave is post with immediate effect after 10 years in the job. read more

Ex-WPP chief joins Redmandarin - 28 Feb 2011

Sponsorship agency Redmandarin has announced that Nick Walford will join the agency as a partner from March 2011. read more


MoneyGram International have appointed Radar Sponsorship and Hill & Knowlton’s Sports Marketing & Sponsorship division (H&K Sports) to work with them on their high profile sponsorship of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. read more

Speedo appoint new UK commercial director - 16 Feb 2011

Worldwide swimwear brand Speedo, has appointed Mark Wyatt as its new UK commercial director. read more

F1 ‘crashgate’ conspirator returns - 16 Feb 2011

Pat Symonds, one of the men who conspired the crashgate scandal in 2008, is returning to Formula One, despite being banned until 2013. read more

Guinness names new marketing director - 07 Feb 2011

Oliver Loomes, the marketing and innovation director for Diageo Ireland, has been promoted to the role of global brand director for Guinness. read more


Sir Keith Mills, vice-chairman of London 2012, has been appointed to oversee the forthcoming merger of Sport England and UK Sport, due to be completed by 1st April, 2013.
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Global sports and media company IMG has announced that James Robinson has joined as managing director of IMG Challenger World.
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Former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has been officially voted in as the new chairman of the Football Association. read more

Bernstein nominated as new FA chairman - 23 Dec 2010

Former Manchester City chairman David Bernstein has been nominated to take over as the new chairman of the Football Association. read more


The ATP has announced that Richard Davies will leave his position as ATP properties CEO at the end of this year.

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Nic Coward will leave his position as the chief executive officer of the British Horseracing Authority to become the new general secretary of the Premier League. read more


Sarah Wright, formerly Head of Retail and Corporate Events at Barclays, has joined Benchmark Sport Holdings as the organisation’s new Head of Events. read more


Paul Vaughan will become the new CEO of England Rugby 2015, the tournament organising company that will deliver the Rugby World Cup. read more


Adidas UK has announced that they have expanded the role of Barry Moore, head of communications, to include brand marketing for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, of which adidas is a tier one sponsor. read more


David Campbell, chief executive of AEG Europe, is set to join Formula One to handle sponsorship and hospitality for supremo Bernie Ecclestone according to reports. read more


Marketing communications consultancy Lexis Sport has promoted Emma Newell to head of sport and Gareth Griffiths to client services director.

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Roberts leaves in Carlsberg revamp - 25 Nov 2010

Gareth Roberts, the long-standing director of sponsorship and media relations at Carlsberg UK, will be leaving his position at the end of the year after the company decided to shake up its sponsor teams. read more

Fahey re-elected as WADA president - 22 Nov 2010

Australian John Fahey has been re-elected as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for a second and final three-year term. read more


Charles Wijeratna has left his position as London 2012’s director of commercial negotiations to become Tottenham Hostspur’s new commercial director. read more


The Football Association (FA) has appointed Adrian Wells, former brand manager at consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble, as its new head of marketing. read more


Harvey Schiller, former Turner Sports President, Secretary General of the USOC and YankeeNets CEO, will join the global search firm Odgers Berndtson in the newly created position of vice chair and president of the sports, media & entertainment practice. read more


Surrey have appointed Richard Thompson as their new chairman, replacing David Stewart. read more


Global sports brand Puma has appointed chief executive Jochen Zeitz to head a new sports and lifestyle division that aims to boost sales of parent company PPR.

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Global sports brand Asics has appointed Barry Mellis as its new Managing Director for UK & Ireland, replacing Ryoji Sekito. read more


David Higgins has left his position as the chief executive of the London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority to take up a similar role at Network Rail.

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Liz Nicholl OBE has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer at UK Sport replacing John Steele who left in July to become the new CEO of the Rugby Football Union.

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F1 sponsors want first-ever marketing chief - 07 Sep 2010

According to reports, the first act of the new F100 Alliance, the representative body set up by F1 sponsors, will be to call for the sport to appoint its first marketing chief. read more


The National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure has announced the creation of almost 3,000 new employment opportunities for young, long-term unemployed people in the sport and active leisure sector. read more

ESPN names Aviva Premiership rugby host - 17 Aug 2010

ESPN has announced that Mark Durden-Smith, who has covered rugby union for more than six years, is to host the broadcaster’s Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage next season alongside Austin Healey. read more

Jordaan to judge SIA in South Africa - 21 Jul 2010

Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa, has joined the judging panel for the inaugural Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2011, the first-ever opportunity for the rapidly evolving South African sports market to celebrate its business achievements. read more

Lord Mawhinney to advise NFL International - 09 Jul 2010

The National Football League (NFL) has announced the appointment of Lord Brian Mawhinney, the former chairman of the Football League, as special advisor to NFL International. read more

RFU appoints Steele as chief executive - 10 Jun 2010

The Rugby Football Union has appointed UK Sport boss John Steele as its new chief executive. read more

Molnar new head of broadcasting at PL - 10 Jun 2010

The Premier League has announced that Paul Molnar has been promoted to the role of head of international broadcasting and media operations with immediate effect.  read more

Horne named as new FA general secretary - 28 May 2010

The Football Association has moved to add some much-needed stability to its management team by appointing Alex Horne as the permanent successor to former chief executive Ian Watmore in the newly titled role of general secretary. read more

Triesman quits FA after media 'entrapment' - 17 May 2010

Lord Triesman has stood down as chairman of both The Football Association and England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup after becoming the victim of media ‘entrapment’ at the weekend. read more

Robertson confirmed as Minister for Sport - 17 May 2010

Hugh Robertson has been confirmed as the new Minister for Sport, combining the role of his predecessor Gerry Sutcliffe with those of former Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell. read more

Martin-Jenkins new president of MCC - 06 May 2010

Former cricketer turned Test Match Special commentator and journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins has been appointed as the new president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). read more

Lines quits Premier League to join CAA Sports - 22 Apr 2010

Phil Lines, the experienced director of media operations and international broadcasting at the Premier League, has left his position to join entertainment and sports agency CAA Sports. read more

McLaren widens Whitmarsh role - 22 Apr 2010

McLaren F1 team chief executive Martin Whitmarsh has been handed additional responsibilities within the McLaren Group following a management reshuffle in the wake of Sir Richard Lapthorne’s departure as non-executive chairman. read more

Frank to quit as ESPN EMEA chief - 21 Apr 2010

Lynne Frank, UK managing director of ESPN and the woman who sealed the broadcaster’s acquisition of Premier League TV rights for the first time, is to leave her post for personal reasons. read more

Former IOC president Samaranch passes away - 21 Apr 2010

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in hospital after being taken ill with severe heart problems. read more

SFA chief Smith quits post - 20 Apr 2010

Gordon Smith has suprisingly left his post as chief executive of the Scottish Football Association after less than three years in charge, citing personal reasons. read more

Clissitt new head of sport at Telegraph - 25 Mar 2010

Ben Clissitt, the former head of sport at Guardian News & Media, has been appointed head of sport at the Telegraph Media Group. read more

Horne to take FA reins until the end of the year - 24 Mar 2010

The Football Association has appointed current chief operating officer Alex Horne as acting chief executive following Ian Watmore's shock resignation with the governing body set to postpone confirming a full-time replacement until the end of the year. read more

Watmore resigns as FA chief executive - 23 Mar 2010

Ian Watmore, the chief executive of The Football Association, has surprisingly resigned after only 9 months in the post meaning that the governing body has now lost six chief executives in 11 years. read more

Football League appoints Clarke - 15 Mar 2010

The Football League has appointed the former chief executive of Cable and Wireless Communications, Greg Clarke, as its new chairman. read more

Hamilton splits from manager dad - 03 Mar 2010

Anthony Hamilton has stood down as the manager of his F1 driver son Lewis... read more

Howard set to be named ICC president - 03 Mar 2010

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard is set to become the president of the International Cricket Council from 2012. read more

Wright elected as ECB chairman - 02 Mar 2010

Peter Wright has been confirmed as the England and Wales Cricket Board's new cricket chairman. read more

UEFA marketing chief Le Floc'h to quit - 25 Feb 2010

According to media reports, UEFA’s long-standing head of marketing Philippe Le Floc’h is to leave his post after a 10-year stint at the European football governing body. read more

David Dein given key role in England World Cup bid - 19 Feb 2010

David Dein, former Arsenal vice-chairman, has been appointed international president of England's World Cup bid. read more

ECB names new marcoms director - 15 Feb 2010

The England and Wales Cricket Board has appointed Steve Elworthy to the new post of director of marketing and communications. read more

Dame Tanni to receive peerage - 05 Feb 2010

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain’s most successful Paralympian, has been recommended by the House of Lords Appointments Commission for a peerage. read more

Whitmarsh takes up reins at FOTA - 20 Jan 2010

McLaren F1 team chief executive Martin Whitmarsh has been elected as chairman of the Formula 1 Teams' Association (FOTA) for 2010. read more

Bevington to take up new FA role - 15 Jan 2010

Adrian Bevington, The FA’s long-standing director of communications, is to take up a new role at the governing body after World Cup as Club England managing director. read more

Arsenal reshuffles marketing team - 14 Jan 2010

Premier League club Arsenal has reshuffled its marketing team, promoting head of marketing Angus Kinnear to the new role of marketing director. read more

Hearn unveiled as WPBSA chief - 18 Dec 2009

Promoter Barry Hearn has been confirmed as the new chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. read more

Hill named as new Kentaro chief - 10 Dec 2009

Jonathan Hill, the former commercial director of The Football Association, has been appointed as chief operating officer of sports rights agency the Kentaro Group. read more

Walker voted out as snooker chief - 03 Dec 2009

Sir Rodney Walker has been voted out as chairman of World Snooker, paving the way for promoter Barry Hearn to take over. read more

Octagon names Lovett as MD - 27 Nov 2009

Sport marketing agency Octagon has promoted Glenn Lovett to the position of managing director replacing previous incumbent Nick Massey who left his post earlier this year. read more

Richards resigns from England 2018 bid board - 25 Nov 2009

Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards has surprisingly resigned from the board of directors for England’s 2018 World Cup bid despite a restructuring of the board personnel earlier this month after a spate of criticism as to the bid’s progress. read more

Baron to step down as RFU chief - 23 Nov 2009

Rugby Football Union chief executive Francis Baron is to stand down from his post in July 2010. read more

Greenberg joins England 2018 team - 17 Nov 2009

Simon Greenberg, the outgoing Chelsea communications and public affairs director, is to join the England 2018 bid team as its chief of staff. read more

Mawhinney to quit as FL chairman - 13 Nov 2009

Lord Mawhinney has announced he will step down as chairman of the Football League on 15th March next year, after more than seven years in the post. read more

England 2018 directors cut by half - 13 Nov 2009

The board of directors overseeing England’s 2018 World Cup bid has been reduced by nearly half, from 12 to seven, following an emergency meeting called in the wake of ongoing criticism of the campaign’s progress. read more

Kenyon takes up CAA Sports role - 10 Nov 2009

Former Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon’s next move has been revealed after he is to head up the international expansion of the sports arm of global management firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA). read more

Barwick reappears at Kickworldwide - 28 Oct 2009

Brian Barwick, the former chief executive of The Football Association, has re-emerged in the industry after being named as the new chairman of Kickworldwide – an organisation which creates football opportunities for youngsters in emerging nations. read more

LOCOG hires Chicago 2016 bid exec - 27 Oct 2009

Doug Arnot, one of the key figures in Chicago’s failed bid to host the 2016 Olympics, has appointed as director of Games operations at London 2012 organising committee, LOCOG. read more

FIA set to vote on new president - 23 Oct 2009

World motorsport governing body the FIA is set to elect its new president to replace the outgoing Max Mosley with former Ferrari F1 team boss Jean Todt going head-to-head against ex-rally champion Ari Vatanen in the vote. read more

Blatter to seek FIFA re-election - 21 Oct 2009

Sepp Blatter has revealed he intends to stand for a fourth term as president of world governing body FIFA at the governing body's next elections in 2011. read more

Rogge re-elected as IOC president - 09 Oct 2009

Jacques Rogge has been re-elected unopposed as president of the International Olympic Committee. read more

Chelsea promote Gourlay to chief executive post - 18 Sep 2009

Chelsea have moved promptly to replace departing chief executive Peter Kenyon through an internal promotion with Ron Gourlay stepping up to the post from his existing role as the Premier League club’s chief operating officer. read more

Briatore quits Renault over race-fixing charges - 17 Sep 2009

In a season of seemingly never-ending scandal, F1 has been dealt another body blow after Renault chief executive Flavio Briatore stepped down from his position with immediate effect after his team decided not to contest charges of fixing the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. read more

Kenyon calls time as Chelsea chief - 17 Sep 2009

Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has announced that he will be leaving his current role at the Premier League club at the end of October saying he has ‘one major challenge’ left to accomplish. read more

Taylor to head up new UEFA marketing company - 16 Sep 2009

In giving the green light for a new set of financial regulations for European football clubs, UEFA also announced that general secretary David Taylor is to step down from his current post to head up the European football governing body’s newly created marketing company. read more

Hill quits as FA commercial chief - 08 Sep 2009

The FA has been dealt a further commercial blow following E.ON’s announcement that it would not be renewing its title sponsorship of the FA Cup, with the departure of the governing body’s group commercial director Jonathan Hill. read more

Birmingham's Brady gets TV role - 02 Sep 2009

Karren Brady, the chief executive of Birmingham City Football Club, is to take over from Margaret Mountford as an adviser to Lord Sugar on the BBC's hit TV show The Apprentice. read more

RFU names Task Group panel - 28 Aug 2009

The Rugby Football Union has named the personnel and structure for the new Task Group set up to review the image of the sport after recent scandals. read more

Bose joins Evening Standard line-up - 24 Aug 2009

Mihir Bose, who resigned as BBC sports news editor earlier this month, has taken his first job since leaving the corporation joining the London Evening Standard as a contributing journalist. read more

FA and Wembley merge marketing team - 13 Aug 2009

The Football Association and Wembley Stadium have merged their sponsorship and marketing departments as the stakeholders look to fully leverage the Wembley brand. read more

Nike moves comms team to London - 06 Aug 2009

Sportswear giant Nike has restructured its communications department and moved its Western European team to London from early August. read more

BBC sports editor Bose resigns - 05 Aug 2009

BBC sports editor Mihir Bose has surprisingly resigned from the corporation for personal reasons. read more

Johnston appointed as 2012 head of security - 04 Aug 2009

British Transport Police Chief Constable Sir Ian Johnston has been appointed head of security for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, responsible for all security within the Games' venues. read more

Sherling to chair Football Foundation - 23 Jul 2009

Clive Sherling has been appointed as the first independent non-executive chair of the Football Foundation. read more

Todt confirms FIA presidency bid - 17 Jul 2009

Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has confirmed that he will stand for the presidency of world motorsport's governing body, the FIA. read more

Mosley confirms end and tips Todt as successor - 16 Jul 2009

Max Mosley has confirmed that he will not stand for re-election when his term as president of motorsport's governing body the FIA ends in October and endorsed Ferrari F1 team boss Jean Todt as his preferred successor. read more

Allaster takes reins at WTA Tour - 14 Jul 2009

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has announced the appointment of Stacey Allaster, WTA President since 2006, as the new Chairman and CEO of the women’s tennis Tour succeeding the recently departed Larry Scott. read more

Ecclestone: Mosley will stand down - 13 Jul 2009

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has stated that Max Mosley will not stand for another term as president of world motorsport governing body the FIA. read more

Riley poised to take top referee post - 29 Jun 2009

Mike Riley is poised to take over from Keith Hackett as general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, the representative body of the Premier League referees. read more

Parry to chair betting review panel - 25 Jun 2009

Outgoing Liverpool Football Club chief executive Rick Parry has been appointed to chair an expert panel on sports betting integrity. read more

Mosley set to stand for FIA re-election - 24 Jun 2009

Following a turbulent year for the president of world motorsport governing body the FIA, Max Mosley has hinted that he may stand for re-election when his current term of office expires in October despite chaos surrounding the future of F1. read more

Slack makes switch to IMG Football - 23 Jun 2009

Senior Wasserman Media Group executive Jefferson Slack has joined sports giant IMG as senior vice president, global business development, football. read more

Nike names new UK marketing director - 09 Jun 2009

Nike has named Gino Fisanotti as its new marketing director heading up UK and Ireland replacing incumbent Simon Pestridge, who is promoted to the role of global brand director.  read more

Benaud returns to TV for Ashes - 09 Jun 2009

Veteran cricket commentator Richie Benaud has joined Channel Five as part of its presenting team for this summer's Ashes, in his first UK TV role since England's historic win over Australia in 2005 when he announced his retirement from broadcasting in this country. read more

Gregory joins England's 2018 bid team - 18 May 2009

Jonathan Gregory, the commercial director at Wembley Stadium, is to take up the new post of director of partnerships for England’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018. read more

Sky Sports chief Wakeling to retire at end of June - 06 May 2009

Vic Wakeling, Sky’s Managing Director, Sport and News, who has headed up the broadcaster’s sports content for the last 15 years and was the driving force behind Sky's highly successful promotion of the Premier League, is to retire at the end of June to be replaced by Barney Francis who is promoted from within. read more

Baroness Ford to chair 2012 legacy firm - 08 Apr 2009

Baroness Ford has been named as the chair of the newly created 2012 legacy delivery company which will focus on securing a lasting legacy for the Olympic Park after the Games have finished. read more

UKA to undergo major restructure under Warner - 01 Apr 2009

Athletics governing body UKA has confirmed it is to undergo a major restructuring of its organisation although Ed Warner will remain as chairman until 2013 after receiving a unanimous vote to extend his contract. read more

Carr quits RYA ahead of London 2012 - 31 Mar 2009

Rod Carr is to retire from his post as chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association in March 2010, only two years before the London 2012 Olympic regatta in Weymouth. read more

Honda F1’s Butler joins Tribe - 26 Mar 2009

Former Honda F1 marketing director, David Butler, has joined Tribe Management as a director and member of its senior management board. read more

Richards named on 2018 World Cup bid team - 20 Mar 2009

After much criticism for the lack of Premier League representation on the board, Sir Dave Richards, chairman of the English top-flight, has been named as deputy chairman of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. read more

PFA's McGuire sacked for 'bullying' - 19 Mar 2009

The Professional Footballers' Association has revealed that its former deputy chief executive Mick McGuire was sacked after allegations of bullying. read more

ITV names Sloane as new sport chief - 12 Mar 2009

ITV has appointed Niall Sloane, the departing BBC head of football and F1, as the broadcaster’s new controller of sport. read more

Manchester City hires new brand chief - 09 Mar 2009

Manchester City has appointed former marketing agency executive David Pullan as the Premier League club’s new brand and marketing officer with a brief to grow the team’s global fan base. read more

Adams named as IOC comms chief - 04 Mar 2009

The International Olympic Committee has announced the appointment of Mark Adams as its new director of communications, replacing the long-standing Giselle Davies who left the organisation following the Beijing Games last year. read more

Parry quits as Liverpool chief - 27 Feb 2009

Rick Parry is to leave his post as chief executive of Premier League club Liverpool at the end of the season. read more

Slater gets BBC head of sport job - 26 Feb 2009

The BBC is to get its first ever female director of sport after it was announced that Barbara Slater is to replace Roger Mosey as the head of the corporation’s sport output. read more

Clarke re-elected despite Stanford row - 24 Feb 2009

Despite numerous calls for his resignation in the wake of the demise of the Stanford Series, Giles Clarke has had his re-election as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board rubber-stamped. read more

Watmore named as new FA chief executive - 18 Feb 2009

The Football Association has confirmed former civil servant and government secretary Ian Watmore as its new chief executive, succeeding Brian Barwick who left his post at the end of last year. read more

Clarke re-elected as ECB chairman - 10 Feb 2009

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that incumbent chairman Giles Clarke has been elected to stand for a second term of office. read more

Lord Marland pulls out of election - 03 Feb 2009

Lord Marland has withdrawn from the election for the chairmanship of the England and Wales Cricket Board leaving incumbent Giles Clarke to run unopposed for a further two-year term. read more

Helfant named as new ATP executive chairman - 13 Jan 2009

Former Nike executive Adam Helfant has been unveiled as the new executive chairman and president of men’s tennis governing body the ATP. read more

Kasper takes Winter Youth Olympics post - 13 Jan 2009

International Olympic Committee member Gian-Franco Kasper has been appointed to chair the Co-ordination Commission for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. read more

FA bolsters 2018 World Cup bid team - 07 Jan 2009

The Football Association has bolstered its 2018 World Cup bid team - England 2018 Ltd - with three new appointments. read more

Hogg quits as Harlequins RL chairman - 06 Jan 2009

Keith Hogg, chairman of Harlequins rugby league club, has resigned from his post after only 15 months in the role. read more

Draper to continue as LTA chief - 11 Dec 2008

Roger Draper has signed a new five-year contract to continue as chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association. read more

MLS exec named as new Arsenal chief - 26 Nov 2008

Arsenal has appointed Major League Soccer deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis as the Premier League club’s new chief executive. read more

Walker re-elected as WPBSA chairman - 26 Nov 2008

Sir Rodney Walker has been re-elected as chairman of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association – a post he has held for the last four years. read more

A1GP CEO Clare tenders resignation - 25 Nov 2008

David Clare has resigned from his post as CEO of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport series to pursue new projects. read more

Anson named as CEO for 2018 bid - 21 Nov 2008

After months of speculation, Andy Anson, the European chief executive of men’s tennis tour the ATP, has been appointed as chief executive for England's 2018 World Cup bid. read more

Rogge to run again for IOC presidency - 27 Oct 2008

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has declared his intention to run again for a second term of office of four years ahead of the governing body's presidential elections next year. read more

City's Thaksin faces extradition calls - 22 Oct 2008

Former owner and honourary chairman of Manchester City, Thaksin Shinawatra, has been sentenced to two years in prison in his home country of Thailand leading to calls for his extradition from the UK. read more

Beckham and Barnes join 2018 World Cup bid - 20 Oct 2008

Former England captain David Beckham and ex-international winger John Barnes have been named as vice-presidents of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. read more

Derby County reveals Canadian investor - 07 Oct 2008

Canadian entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson has been revealed as a leading investor in Coca-Cola Championship football club Derby County. read more

British Swimming names new chairman - 03 Oct 2008

Alistair Gray, a strategy consultant with vast experience of the sporting sector, has been appointed as the new Chairman of British Swimming. read more

Johnson sets up 2012 Legacy Board - 02 Oct 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has assembled a Legacy Board of Advisors with specific responsibility for assisting on the future use of the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Games. read more

El Moutawakel to lead 2016 IOC Commission - 18 Sep 2008

Newly elected International Olympic Committee Executive Board member Nawal El Moutawakel has been named as the Chair on the Evaluation Commission to determine which city will host the 2016 Olympics. read more

BBC's Mosey to head up 2012 coverage - 16 Sep 2008

Roger Mosey is to step down as the BBC’s director of sport to take over a new post leading the broadcaster’s remit for the London 2012 Olympics. read more

Ferrari chief to chair new F1 body - 12 Sep 2008

The newly formed Formula One Teams Association has appointed Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo as its inaugural chairman. read more

Sunderland chief exec Walker resigns - 10 Sep 2008

Premier League club Sunderland has confirmed that its chief executive Peter Walker has ended his 10 year tenure running the club. read more

Collins steps down from UK Athletics - 02 Sep 2008

As expected, Dave Collins has stood down from his post as performance director at UK Athletics following a disappointing medal haul at the Beijing Games. read more

ATP chief de Villiers to step down - 22 Aug 2008

Etienne de Villiers has announced he will step down as executive chair... read more

Barwick quits as FA chief executive - 21 Aug 2008

Brian Barwick has resigned from his post as chief executive of The Football Association and will leave at the end of the year. read more

Four SAS's treble promotion - 08 Aug 2008

Four Sports, Arts & Sponsorship (SAS) marks its third year and £1million milestone with a trio of key promotions. read more

Former Aston Villa CEO named chief executive of TV network Racing UK - 01 Aug 2008

Former Aston Villa CEO Richard FitzGerald has been named chief executive of TV network Racing UK. read more

Everton chief Wyness quits club - 30 Jul 2008

Keith Wyness, the chief executive of Premier League club Everton, has unexpectedly resigned with speculation mounting that his departure could scupper the club’s plans to move to a new stadium. read more

Parry and Kenyon named on ECA board - 08 Jul 2008

Liverpool and Chelsea chief executives Rick Parry and Peter Kenyon have been named on the 15-man board of the newly formed European Club Association. read more

Clegg moves to new BOA role - 20 Jun 2008

Simon Clegg, the chief executive of the British Olympic Association, is moving to a new role focusing on overseeing the team for London 2012. read more

Llambias replaces Mort at Newcastle - 18 Jun 2008

As predicted Chris Mort has stepped down as chairman of Newcastle United and will be replaced by deputy chairman Derek Llambias. read more

FA starts search for 2018 team - 18 Jun 2008

The Football Association has appointed a head-hunting firm to build the campaign team to run England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. read more

Mackintosh quits Man City - 13 Jun 2008

Manchester City chief executive Alistair Mackintosh has surprisingly stood down from his position at the club by mutual consent. read more

Newcastle chairman Mort set to resign - 23 May 2008

Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort is reportedly stepping down from his role at the club after less than a year. read more

Redgrave joins brandRapport - 12 May 2008

Sir Steve Redgrave has joined sponsorship agency brandRapport as chairman of its International Advisory Board. read more

Speed to leave ICC early after row - 28 Apr 2008

The International Cricket Council has asked chief executive Malcolm Speed to step down from his post early because of a disagreement. read more

Lord Triesman confirmed as FA chairman - 17 Jan 2008

Lord Triesman, the 64-year old Labour peer, has been confirmed as the first ever independent chairman of the Football Association. read more

Magnusson walks away from West Ham - 13 Dec 2007

Icelandic entrepreneur Eggert Magnusson has resigned as chairman of West Ham and sold his remaining stake in the Premier League club. read more

Mapp quits in wake of Sport England revamp - 30 Nov 2007

After just over a year in the job, Sport England chairman Derek Mapp has resigned following a government restructure of the funding body’s responsibilities. read more

FA hires former FIFA execs for 2018 bid - 22 Nov 2007

The FA has appointed a consultancy firm headed by former FIFA executives Peter Hargitay and Markus Siegler to assist with England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. read more

Amiss elected as ECB deputy chairman - 05 Nov 2007

Warwickshire and England cricket legend Dennis Amiss has been elected as deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. read more

Hogg takes the reins at Harlequins - 30 Oct 2007

Harlequins rugby league club has named Keith Hogg as their new chairman following the departure of previous owner Ian Lenagan who completed a takeover of rival franchise Wigan Warriors last week. read more

Lapasset replaces Millar as IRB chairman - 22 Oct 2007

Syd Millar has stepped down from his position as International Rugby Board chairman and will be replaced by French Rugby Federation president Bernard Lapasset. read more

Kemsley quits as Spurs vice-chairman - 17 Oct 2007

Paul Kemsley, vice-chairman of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, has resigned with immediate effect – an announcement made concurrently with the club unveiling record profits of £28m for the last financial year. read more

ITV's Hill to run Setanta Sports News - 17 Oct 2007

The vastly experienced ITV News programme editor Geoff Hill has been named as the editor-in-chief for the new 24 hour Setanta Sports News channel. read more

Somerset's Clarke wins ECB chairman vote - 25 Sep 2007

After a second ballot, Somerset chairman Giles Clarke has been named as the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. read more

Magnusson stands down in West Ham reshuffle - 19 Sep 2007

Eggert Magnusson is stepping down from his role as executive chairman at West Ham as part of a boardroom reshuffle at the Premiership club. read more

Ex-sports minister Caborn quits as MP - 14 Sep 2007

Former sports minister Richard Caborn has announced that he will step down as an MP at the next election to concentrate on his new role as ambassador for England’s 2018 World Cup bid. read more

Bevan to stand down as PCA chief - 04 Sep 2007

Richard Bevan, chief executive of The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA), has announced that he is to stand down from his post at the end of 2007 after 11 years at the helm. read more

New vice-president Coe climbs IAAF ladder - 22 Aug 2007

Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, has taken his first step towards the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after being elected as a vice-president of the organisation. read more

Daley quits as United commercial chief - 17 Aug 2007

In a shock move, Lee Daley, the former chief executive of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, has left his role as commercial director at Manchester United after only four months in the job. read more

ECB presidency race goes to re-election - 14 Aug 2007

The England and Wales Cricket Board will have to organise a re-election vote for who will become its next chairman after the initial ballot ended in a draw between nominees Michael Soper and Giles Clarke. read more

IOC appoints Youth Olympics chief - 14 Aug 2007

The International Olympic Committee has appointed French sports administrator Essar Gabriel as head of the Youth Olympics – the new grass roots version of the main Games set to launch in 2010. read more

Griffiths out of WRU presidency race - 06 Aug 2007

The Welsh Rugby Union will have a new president after it was revealed that incumbent Glanmor Griffiths will not be seeking re-election to the post. read more

Wigan set for sale after Lindsay quits - 31 Jul 2007

Maurice Lindsay, the long-standing chairman of rugby league club Wigan, has announced his intention to retire – a move that could also signal a change of ownership for the club. read more

Shepherd replaced as Newcastle chairman - 25 Jul 2007

Following the club’s takeover by retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley, long-standing chairman Freddy Shepherd has resigned from his post at Newcastle United to be replaced by his deputy Chris Mort. read more

LOCOG beefs up 2012 management team - 25 Jul 2007

LOCOG, the London 2012 organising committee, has announced a raft of senior management appointments as it looks to strengthen its team delivering the 2012 Olympics. read more

Mappin takes on Tennis Foundation role - 24 Jul 2007

Sue Mappin, the former national women’s team manager of the LTA, has been appointed as the new executive director of The Tennis Foundation, handed the task of delivering a new unified strategy for community tennis in the UK. read more

Two vying for ECB chairman post - 24 Jul 2007

The England and Wales Cricket Board has received two nominations for its vacant chairman position following the news that current incumbent David Morgan is to become ICC president next year. read more

Liverpool names new commercial chief - 18 Jul 2007

FA Premier League club Liverpool has appointed Ian Ayre as its new commercial director with a principal brief of increasing the club’s international reach. read more

Copsey switches to Wasps CEO job - 17 Jul 2007

Harlequins managing director Tony Copsey has quit the club to become the new chief executive of rival top-flight team London Wasps. read more

Nike bolsters UK marketing team - 09 Jul 2007

Nike has made a raft of new appointments to bolster its UK marketing team, adding three new roles to further increase the brand’s focus on London following the success of its Run London event. read more

Hancock takes up Lloyds TSB sponsorship post - 04 Jul 2007

Agency chief Sally Hancock has been named as the new London 2012 partnership director at Lloyds TSB with Shaun Whatling replacing her as chief executive of sports marketing agency Redmandarin. read more

Twiss moves to Eurosport distribution post - 03 Jul 2007

Eurosport has poached Georgina Twiss from Virgin Media to become the pan-regional sports broadcaster’s new director of distribution for the UK & Ireland. read more

Dubi named new IOC sports director - 02 Jul 2007

Christophe Dubi has been appointed to the post of sports director at the International Olympic Committee, replacing the departing Kelly Fairweather who resigned last month. read more

Sutcliffe named as new Minister for Sport - 02 Jul 2007

Gerry Sutcliffe has been named as the Minister for Sport as part of new Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ministerial reshuffle, succeeding Richard Caborn who held the post for the last six years. read more

Profile: James Purnell, Culture Secretary - 29 Jun 2007

James Purnell, the new Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in replacing Tessa Jowell in the Cabinet reshuffle instigated by new Prime Minister Gordon Brown. read more

Caborn stands down as Minister for Sport - 28 Jun 2007

As part of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ministerial reshuffle, Richard Caborn is standing down as the Minister for Sport to become an ambassador for England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup. read more

Board directors step down from Newcastle - 27 Jun 2007

The takeover of Newcastle United by retail entrepreneur Mike Ashley has prompted wholesale changes on the club’s board with four of the directors stepping down. read more

Morgan set to be unveiled as ICC president - 27 Jun 2007

David Morgan, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, is set to become the president of the International Cricket Council next year according to reports. read more

FIFA rehires sacked marketing chief - 26 Jun 2007

FIFA has dramatically reinstated former marketing chief Jerome Valcke as the organisation's new general secretary despite firing him six months ago for his role in the dispute with MasterCard over sponsorship of the next two World Cups. read more

Ricci Bitti re-elected as ITF president - 25 Jun 2007

Francesco Ricci Bitti has been unanimously re-elected for a third term of office as president of the International Tennis Federation taking the Italian through until 2011. read more

Linsi quits as FIFA general secretary - 12 Jun 2007

Urs Linsi, the general secretary of FIFA, has resigned from his post at the world football governing body after completing a five-year term of office. read more

South Africa's Mali gets ICC president vote - 07 Jun 2007

The International Cricket Council has named Ray Mali, the current president of Cricket South Africa, as the new acting president of the governing body following the recent death of previous incumbent Percy Sonn. read more

Taylor confirmed in UEFA role - 01 Jun 2007

Former Scottish Football Association chief executive David Taylor has been confirmed as the new general secretary of European football governing body UEFA. read more

Thompson takes FIFA vice-presidency - 31 May 2007

Football Association chairman Geoff Thompson has been unveiled as the new FIFA vice president, replacing Scottish FA president John McBeth whose nomination was withdrawn following controversial comments in the media. read more

Network Rail chief to take up ODA reins - 10 May 2007

John Armitt, the chief executive of Network Rail, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, replacing previous incumbent Jack Lemley who controversially stepped down last year. read more

SFL names Diageo exec as new CEO - 04 May 2007

The Scottish Football League has appointed Diageo executive David Longmuir to the newly created role of chief executive as it looks to improve its commercial fortunes. read more

Brearley takes the helm at MCC - 03 May 2007

Former England captain Mike Brearley has been named as the new president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). read more

Coke's Cumming quits for Diageo - 01 May 2007

Steve Cumming, the experienced head of sponsorship at Coca-Cola, is quitting the soft drinks firm to head up Diageo’s global sponsorship department. read more

Dein gone, Wenger next? - 19 Apr 2007

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill Wood has moved to head off speculation over the future of Arsene Wenger following the shock resignation of club powerbroker David Dein. read more

Humphreys quits Bud for United post - 11 Apr 2007

Nick Humphreys, European sponsorship manager at Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch, has quit his post to take up the position of relationship director at Manchester United. read more

Setanta hires AOL's Ryan as marketing chief - 03 Apr 2007

Tim Ryan, the director of brand marketing at AOL, has been poached to become the first GB marketing director of sports broadcast network Setanta. read more

Blatter's FIFA reign to continue - 02 Apr 2007

Sepp Blatter will continue as FIFA president for a further four years after he was confirmed as the only candidate in the upcoming presidential election scheduled to be held at the FIFA Congress in Zurich on 31st May. read more

Red Bull's F1 ties questioned as UK chief quits - 21 Mar 2007

Harry Drnec, the managing director of Red Bull UK, is leaving the company – an announcement that has led to speculation that the energy drink brand may review its significant investment in Formula One. read more

Taylor moves from SFA to UEFA - 16 Mar 2007

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed that chief executive David Taylor has quit to take up the post of general secretary at UEFA. read more

ITV's Sharman adds news to sport remit - 13 Mar 2007

Mirroring a similar restructure at Sky, ITV director of sport Mark Sharman is to add responsibility for the broadcaster’s news output to his existing role. read more

Ex-chairman Brown quits West Ham board - 28 Feb 2007

Terence Brown, the former chairman of relegation threatened FA Premier League team West Ham, has resigned his position on the club’s board. read more

McLaren F1 poaches Interbrand chief - 22 Feb 2007

McLaren F1 has hired John Allert, the UK chief executive of marketing services agency Interbrand, to become the team’s new group head of branding. read more

Advertising chief takes United post - 21 Feb 2007

Lee Daley, the chief executive and chairman of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, has been appointed as the new commercial director for Manchester United. read more

Mandaric completes Leicester takeover - 14 Feb 2007

Milan Mandaric, the former owner of FA Premier League club Portsmouth, has completed his takeover of Coca-Cola Championship side Leicester City. read more

Man United appoints new COO - 14 Feb 2007

Manchester United has appointed a former chartered accountant as its first ever chief operating officer with Michael Bolingbroke set to take up the post at the end of May. read more

FA appoints new marketing chief - 13 Feb 2007

With a potential World Cup bid around the corner, The Football Association has rejigged its commercial department, appointing Coca-Cola marketer Simon Freedman as its new head of marketing. read more

Scottish FA chief approached over UEFA job - 09 Feb 2007

David Taylor, chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, has been approached to be the next chief executive of European governing body UEFA, replacing the outgoing Lars-Christer Olsson. read more

McBeth pips Thompson to FIFA job - 05 Feb 2007

Scottish Football Association president John McBeth has surprisingly beaten his FA counterpart Geoff Thompson to be named the UK’s next vice-president of global governing body FIFA. read more

Olsson confirms UEFA departure - 01 Feb 2007

Lars-Christer Olsson has confirmed his resignation as chief executive of UEFA with immediate effect following last week’s election which saw Michel Platini installed as the governing body’s new president. read more

Top marketer leaves Puma amid restructure - 01 Feb 2007

David Learmonth, Puma’s long-serving UK & Ireland marketing director, has left the sports good brand with immediate effect according to reports. read more

UK Athletics to name de Vos for CEO role - 30 Jan 2007

Sale Sharks chief executive Niels de Vos is to be named as the new chief executive of UK Athletics forming an elite management team with Edmond Warner who was appointed as chairman earlier this month. read more

Platini voted in as UEFA president - 26 Jan 2007

Michel Platini has been elected as the new president of UEFA, beating long-standing incumbent Lennart Johansson following a vote of the governing body’s executive committee. read more

Schofield to head Ashes review panel - 16 Jan 2007

Ken Schofield, who quit as executive director of the PGA European Golf Tour two years ago, has been chosen to chair the review panel of the disappointing performance of the England team which lost the Ashes series 5-0. read more

Warner takes the helm at UK Athletics - 10 Jan 2007

City businessman Edmond Warner has been named as the new chairman of UK Athletics, taking the role vacated by David Moorcroft who resigned last year. read more

Ex-Sky Sports man moves to BT Vision - 10 Jan 2007

BT Vision, the telecoms brand’s new broadcast arm which will include Barclays Premiership football amongst its content, has appointed former Sky Sports head of marketing Paul Risdale as its senior sports marketer. read more

Oki renews, Chissick out at Portsmouth - 05 Jan 2007

Oki Printing Solutions has renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with FA Premier League team Portsmouth although the club has been rocked by the departure of its vice chairman David Chissick. read more

Ex-BA man George linked with United post - 04 Jan 2007

Former British Airways commercial director Martin George, who left the airline last year amid a price-fixing scandal, is believed to be in talks with Manchester United regarding the club’s vacant commercial director role. read more

Morgan in frame for ICC presidency - 03 Jan 2007

David Morgan, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board is one of two nominees for the presidency of the International Cricket Council. read more

Gabby Logan switches to BBC - 20 Dec 2006

Sports TV presenter Gabby Logan is switching channels after agreeing a deal to move from ITV to its primary terrestrial rival, the BBC. read more

Price named as new Sport England chief - 20 Dec 2006

Former barrister and experienced government operator Jennie Price has been named as the new chief executive of grass-roots sport funding body Sport England. read more

Snedden to lead 2011 RWC team - 19 Dec 2006

Martin Snedden, the head of New Zealand Cricket, is leaving his post to lead the company organising the 2011 Rugby World Cup. read more

Cunnah quits as Wembley chief - 15 Dec 2006

The chaos that has surrounded the building of the new Wembley Stadium has finally proved too much for the project’s chief executive Michael Cunnah who has resigned with immediate effect. read more

Morgan re-elected as ECB chairman - 14 Dec 2006

David Morgan has been re-elected unopposed as the England and Wales Cricket Board chairman for a further two year term of office commencing in April 2007. read more

Wakeling gets Sky News in restructure - 12 Dec 2006

Vic Wakeling, managing director of Sky Sports, is to add responsibility for Sky News to his role following the announcement that Dawn Airey, managing director of channels and services, is leaving the broadcaster. read more

BHA names two more directors - 11 Dec 2006

Morag Gray and Jim McGrath have been named as the two independent directors of the British Horseracing Authority, which is set to launch as UK horse racing’s new governing and regulatory body in early 2007. read more

Performance raids Diageo for new CEO - 01 Dec 2006

WPP-owned sports agency Performance, which counts a number of UEFA Champions League sponsors amongst its client list, has poached a new chief executive officer from drinks giant Diageo prompting a restructure of its senior staff. read more

BHB loses marketing chief amid budget cuts - 30 Nov 2006

The British Horseracing Board has been rocked by the departure of its marketing director Chris John as the governing body looks to significantly reduce its marketing budget for next year. read more

Anson to take the reins at ATP - 29 Nov 2006

The future of Andy Anson, Manchester United’s outgoing commercial director, has finally been revealed after it was announced that he will become chief executive of ATP Europe, the governing body for men’s tennis. read more

Grade move could spark ITV sport review - 28 Nov 2006

ITV’s commitment to sport could be set for review after the broadcaster controversially poached Michael Grade from terrestrial rival BBC to be ITV’s new executive chairman. read more

Richards quits Wembley post - 23 Nov 2006

Wembley National Stadium Limited has lost its head of sponsorship Clive Richards who is leaving the group at the end of the year. read more

Ex-FA man takes on top racing job - 20 Nov 2006

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the new governing and regulatory authority for the sport, has appointed its first chief executive in the form of former FA legal affairs director Nic Coward. read more

WilliamsF1 brings in new CEO - 17 Nov 2006

The Williams Formula One team has appointed a new chief executive officer as part of its senior management group reporting directly into the team’s owner Frank Williams. read more

RCA loses sponsorship chief - 16 Nov 2006

Mary-Ann Sandercock, head of sponsorship at the Racecourse Association, is leaving the horse racing governing body to set up her own sponsorship and research consultancy. read more

Le Lay takes Eurosport top job - 15 Nov 2006

Eurosport has promoted Laurent-Eric Le Lay to the new post of chairman and CEO as part of a management restructure of the pan-regional broadcaster’s operations. read more

A1GP gets new CEO - 13 Nov 2006

A1 Grand Prix has poached a top Siemens executive to become the new chief executive officer of the fledgling motor racing series. read more

Sky reshuffles marketing team - 13 Nov 2006

The marketing for Sky’s sport coverage could be set for a shake-up after the pay-TV broadcaster promoted Matthew Anderson to group director for communications and brand marketing as part of a major reshuffle of its management team. read more

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