17 Oct 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) has announced that Matt Rogan, chair of Two Circles, will join the board along with two additional new appointments. Rogan has been confirmed as a non-executive director advising on information management.

Rogan co-founded the data-driven sports marketing agency in 2011 and has overseen the agencies significant success with Two Circles twice winning Agency of the Year at the BT Sport Industry Awards, most recently in 2017

Ken van Someren will also join EIS as a non-executive director advising on science and technology. His appointment marks a return to the EIS, after he held positions with the organisation between 2005 and 2013. As part of his board responsibilities, he will chair the Science & Ethics Advisory Group. A former international sprint kayaker, van Someren has over 20 years’ experience across higher education, high performance sport and industry. 

Retired hockey player and current UK Sport board member Annie Panter has also joined the EIS board.

EIS chair John Steele said: “These appointments are key for the future direction of the organisation. Matt and Ken bring expertise in data technology and scientific knowledge to the board, and they’ll be driving forward our performance in those areas particularly. 

“I would also like to welcome Annie to the board. As a former athlete, she brings that unique viewpoint as well as her significant experience of finance and sport since she retired. I look forward to working with all three who I am confident will play their part in enabling the EIS to provide first class support to all sports.”

Commenting on his appointment, Matt Rogan said: “I’m relishing the opportunity to join the EIS board at a pivotal time for sport in this country. I look forward to supporting the talented EIS management team in realising the genuine potential of the organisation to Tokyo and beyond."