Sport

SRI delivers strategic advice and transformational talent to leading sports organisations across the world

Supporting sports organisations through change and evolution has been SRI’s priority for twenty years.

The need to evolve and adapt has significantly intensified.

How sport is consumed in the future is at the crux of fundamental change. Certainties of full attendances and corresponding revenues via ticketing, hospitality, retail, F&B and sponsorship are a distant memory.  Sports rights holders, teams, governing bodies and federations are having to pivot: positioning, customer and fan engagement, revenue generation and how to organise themselves. The sports organisations with the leadership and talent who can effectively put technology and data at the heart of their businesses will win.

SRI combines extensive global sport industry experience with deep complementary expertise across media, entertainment, esports and technology. SRI’s global sports practice focuses on securing diverse, transformational talent.

David James
Managing Partner - Head of Global Sport
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Based in London, David manages and delivers senior executive search and consulting services work for a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on national governing bodies, sports clubs, agencies, brands, rights holders, digital media outlets and broadcasters.

Jim Chaplin
Chief Executive Officer
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Based in London, Jim is responsible for setting the business strategy and driving successful performance and growth across SRI's international network of offices.

Paul Chidley
Partner
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Based in Los Angeles, Paul is a market leader in sport with more than a decade of experience working in the industry. In 2020, Paul relocated to Los Angeles to further strengthen SRI’s West Coast team.

Jonathan Harris
Managing Partner, Australia & New Zealand
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Based in Sydney, Jonathan leads on executive search assignments for a range of sporting organisations, governing bodies, rights holders, media and entertainment. Jonathan also plays a lead role in SRI’s Global Consulting practice, supporting clients on best practice organisational design, benchmarking and performance management.

Patrick Albrecht
Co-Managing Director, Europe & Asia
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Based in Lausanne, Patrick is jointly accountable with Mark Moreau for the continued growth of SRI's Europe and Asia businesses, working in tandem with the regional practice heads to deliver executive search and advisory services across the sport, sporting goods and fashion industries.

Keith McAllister
Partner
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Based in New York, Keith leads the firm’s global Digital Media & Technology Practice.

Adam Judd
Senior Consultant
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Based in London, Adam has over 10 years’ search experience within the sports industry. He has a vast global network having delivered senior searches for industry leading clubs, rights holders, brands and agencies.

Imogen Sawyer
Senior Associate
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Based in London, Imogen is integral to the firm’s search and advisory work in the converging worlds of content, media, technology and sport.

Alice Walden-Jones
Consultant
awalden-jones@sriexecutive.com

Based in London, Alice plays a key role in the global sports team and sources the best talent across varying functions for our clients across the EMEA region.

James Curtis
Senior Consultant
jcurtis@sriexecutive.com

Based in Sydney, James has more than 12 years’ experience in search and expertly leads executive search assignments in the sport and media industries across Australia & New Zealand.

Frances Farnsworth
Senior Consultant
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Based in Singapore, Frances has 11 years’ experience in HR consulting and search across the UK and Asia. Frances brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM (CIPD), is MBTI certified and is a Spotlight Accredited Practitioner.

Sara Braunstein
Senior Consultant & Head of Research, North America
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Based in New York, Sara has over 15 years' experience in sport, media, entertainment, and technology, and places transformational talent across all corporate functions with clients throughout North America.