DAZN names new Acting CEO after Simon Denyer leaves role

01 Jul 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

DAZN Group has appointed James Rushton as its new Acting CEO after Simon Denyer vacated the role.

Rushton was DAZN’s CEO when it launched in 2016, and has served as its Chief Revenue Officer ever since, having been responsible for the group’s in-market commercial performance.

Denyer, who created and led DAZN since it was first conceived within Perform Group, a company he founded in 2007, takes on a new role at parent company Access Industries to advise on new ventures in sports.

John Skipper, Executive Chairman, DAZN, said: “James has been with the organisation for the better part of two decades and brings a huge amount of experience and skill to enable us to deliver on our potential.

“Simon is an innovator and his talents will be a tremendous asset to Access as that organisation looks to explore new opportunities in the sports landscape. We wish Simon well in this new endeavour.

“Ed has been working closely with me and many senior leaders at DAZN in the last several years and is well-equipped to help us chart a path for future growth.”

In addition to the moves, DAZN has also confirmed that Ed McCarthy, Access Industries’ Corporate Director and Portfolio Manager, will make the move across to DAZN.