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NSW Rugby Union partners with SRI for CEO Search

21 November 2019, Sydney, Australia – NSW Rugby Union Chairman, Roger Davis, today confirmed details of the internal and external search to find the organisation’s next Chief Executive Officer. With the incumbent CEO, Andrew Hore departing at the end of the 2019 Season, the NSW Rugby Union Board seek renewed leadership for the business. “The Club […]

Participation Perspectives for Governing Bodies in ANZ

In August, SRI’s ANZ team alongside Asahi Takano and Thomas Fleurot of Portas Consulting, had the pleasure of hosting an event with leaders from national governing bodies focussed on participation. We welcomed professionals from a variety of sporting organisations, across AFL, Cricket, Football, Rugby Union, Athletics, Swimming, Netball, Tennis, Cycling as well as from Sport […]

Is it ‘Mission Impossible’ to hire your next CEO?

In a recent pitch process for a CEO assignment, my colleagues and I were posed this very question by an accomplished Chairman looking to mitigate the risks associated with appointing a new leader to the helm of his high-profile professional sports team. Clearly, such a role always comes with its challenges, but what became apparent […]

SRI will host SPIA Asia’s “Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Game” panel

SRI will once again play host to SPIA Asia’s “Diversity and Inclusion: Changing the Game” panel Manila, Philippines – The fifth edition of Asia’s leading sports conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with SRI for the 2019 event in the […]

“Race to Revenue”​ – The Opportunities and Challenges with Sports Gambling and Integrity

“Race to Revenue”​ – The Opportunities and Challenges with Sports Gambling and Integrity SRI, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, recently hosted a conference for senior-level North America sports executives engaged in the complex issues that entangle gambling and integrity. The audience included stakeholders from the world of professional sports leagues, associations, teams and venues, […]

Shaping the Future of Sport

Shaping the Future of Sport A report on the evolution and future of the sport industry by SRI’s Chairman Mike Squires Introduction The world of sport is evolving beyond recognition. We have prepared this paper to summarise the changes and challenges facing the sport sector and to share examples of how organisations are responding. This […]

Game Changers…Five Tips for Leading Through Change

Game Changers…Five Tips for Leading Through Change Helen Soulsby, Managing Partner, APAC All That Matters 2019 may have concluded but the speakers on my panel, “Game Changers – What It Takes to Lead Organisations through Change” are still out there redefining leadership. A great debate and while its impossible to cite all of the ‘nuggets’ […]

Director of Culture & Heritage at the International Olympic Committee, Angelita Teo, talks to SRI

Angelita Teo has started her new role as Director of Culture & Heritage with arguably one of the most iconic organisations in the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC). SRI asks her about the secrets to her success, diversity in sport and what’s next for the Olympics. Patrick Albrecht (PA): When did you know you […]

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A new era for partnership sales; the talent most in demand revealed

Partnership sales are often the second largest revenue stream for Premier League Clubs. With all the right conditions in place, they could be the first. With some clubs enjoying over 50 global partners representing £200m per year in revenue, what’s the key to unlocking the commercial opportunity that exists for sports organisations today?

Product vs People: The investment tipping point

Product vs People: The investment tipping point Ashling O’Connor, Partner – Media, Content & Digital Glenn Horine, Partner – Sport It’s a classic conundrum for budget-conscious start-ups: when to divert spending on product to investment in people. For many entrepreneurs, especially in the tech sector, the product is the company, and depriving the core asset […]

The investment tipping point