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UK Coaching appoints four new members to its Board

3  February, London – The UK’s lead agency for coaching, UK Coaching, has announced the appointment of four new Non-Executive Directors to its Board, following a search by SRI. Michelle Bramley, Rosie Ranganathan, Jo Stent and Deborah Vickers have all joined the Board of Directors, with deep expertise in complementary sectors. Each have joined the Board […]

SRI bolsters global Media, Entertainment & Technology practice with two new hires

3 February 2020, London – SRI, the international search and consulting firm, has appointed Adam Hillier as Partner and Farida Derrar as Senior Associate to bolster the continued growth of the firm’s media, entertainment and technology practice. They will be based in London. Adam joins SRI from Wickland Westcott, where he led the digital and […]

A surprising duo: the monumental collision of esports and fashion

When Louis Vuitton partnered with Riot Games this year to create a bespoke trunk for the Summoner’s Cup, it sent a signal to the world that the fashion industry is embracing esports. The luxury retailer has previously made unique luggage to house the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup, and the America’s Cup. Now […]

NSWRU appoints Paul Doorn as CEO

31st January, Sydney – The New South Wales Rugby Union (NSWRU) today announced the appointment of Paul Doorn as Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search by the international search and consulting firm, SRI. The organisation’s incoming CEO has extensive senior executive experience in both national and international roles, across the sport, entertainment and education industries. […]

SRI significantly strengthens its leading global sports practice

28 January 2020, London – SRI has significantly strengthened its sports practice globally with a transatlantic partner relocation and three new hires. SRI Partner Paul Chidley has relocated from London to Los Angeles Paul has been a key member of SRI’s European leadership team, responsible for growing the business to become the premier executive search […]

Sally Bolton OBE appointed as next Chief Executive of the AELTC

20 December 2019 – The Committee of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which stages The Championships, Wimbledon, today announced the appointment of Sally Bolton OBE to succeed Richard Lewis CBE as Chief Executive of the AELTC following The Championships 2020. In a process of planned succession, the AELTC conducted a robust and wide-ranging […]

As Chinese Funplus Phoenix Esports (FPX) topple favourites – was Sport Psychology the secret weapon?

Author: SRI China Since FPX was established in 2017, it has focused on streamlining the club’s operations and increasing the team’s professionalism. Their efforts clearly paid off: in the face-off with European champion team G2 at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship (S9) finals in Paris, France, FPX came through with a clean win […]

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 […]