Sport

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

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.

What our clients say

"Excellent relationship management and leadership of the search."

Jayne Haines
Chairwoman

"No-one gets under the skin of sport leadership quite like SRI. They understand the context, they search widely, and they aren’t afraid to challenge the client’s perceptions. In the ten plus years I have worked with SRI, I have learned to really trust their advice."

Jennie Price
Chair

"SRI offered a very hands on and exceptionally knowledgeable level of service in a market that we are not familiar with. Exceptionally well managed end to end process; would most definitely work with them in future."

Andrew Thompson
Chief Financial & Business Officer

"SRI have been trusted advisors to me and EPCR throughout my tenure as CEO, enabling the EPCR to build a diverse and talented management team that has transformed the organisation."

Vincent Gallard
CEO / Director General

Key contacts

London
David James
Partner & Global Head of Sport
London
Jim Chaplin
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney
Jonathan Harris
Managing Partner, Australia & New Zealand
New York
Keith McAllister
Partner & Head of North America Digital Media & Technology
Lausanne
Patrick Albrecht
Co-Managing Director, Europe & Asia
Los Angeles
Paul Chidley
Partner - Sport, Media & Entertainment
London
Adam Judd
Senior Consultant - Sport
London
Alice Walden-Jones
Consultant - Sport
Singapore
Frances Farnsworth
Senior Consultant
London
Imogen Sawyer
Senior Associate - Sport
Sydney
James Curtis
Senior Consultant - Sport
New York
Sara Braunstein
Senior Consultant & Head of Research, North America

Find out more about our specialist sectors

SRI has specialist global teams dedicated to the transformation and growth of specific industries. Learn more about SRI’s work in converging industries:

Sport Insight

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