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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 […]

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’ […]