A strategic marketing and communications professional with a proven track record of delivering corporate and consumer campaigns for some of the world’s best known sport and entertainment properties, personalities and events.
I’ve been fortunate to build a broad-base of experience working for, and on behalf of, high-profile sports and entertainment brands, rights owners, broadcasters and media companies - both agency and client side.
I've worked for businesses of all sizes and scales - from major multinationals, to the UK's biggest media companies and specialist boutique agencies - providing me with the skills to deal with complex stakeholder environments.
My experience of the sports broadcasting industry, with Sky, BT Sport and Eurosport, has enabled me to create campaigns around major global sporting events and attain high-level experience in dealing with reputation and issues management scenarios, both from a planning and on-the-ground standpoint.
I pride myself on the ability to quickly build effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders. I'm passionate about innovating the way communications teams function and believe in a holistic approach that focuses on transparency and creativity to deliver the most impactful and integrated strategies and campaigns.
From a personal perspective, I currently reside in Paris with my wife but I'm actively mobile for all projects. Sport and media isn't just my job, its my passion. I play, read about and watch many sports - football, cricket, rugby, golf and tennis to name a few. I also love reading and learning about the sport and media industries - from data to D2C, esports to fan engagement and social media strategy to streaming services - I like to ensure I stay on top of the latest developments in these fast-moving sectors.
You can read a little bit more about my personal interests in this Q&A for Unofficial Partner and find my full résumé below. For an overview of all the brands, events and properties I've worked with/on click here.
November 2016 - November 2019
SENIOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - EUROSPORT & DISCOVERY SPORT
Providing senior communications counsel to Eurosport’s International network (75 markets across Europe & APAC) of Marcomms and Digital teams to promote the Eurosport, and wider Discovery Group, across B2B and B2C media.
September 2013 - October 2016
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - PITCH MARKETING GROUP
Promoted from Account Manager to Account Director within 18 months of joining one of the UK’s leading independent sport marcomms agencies. Leading a team of five with responsibility for day-to-day output, strategic advice and financial management across a range of high-profile clients including BT Sport - the agency’s largest by fee income - plus Channel 4, UKTV, Tag Heuer, Yahoo, UFC and the NBA.
May 2012 - October 2013
PUBLICIST - SKY SPORTS
Implementing the PR objectives of Sky Sports, targeting national and regional print, online and broadcast media, to drive tune-in and protect and enhance Sky’s reputation.
May 2008 - May 2012
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - ALLIANZ
Promoted from Communications Officer to Senior Communications Manager within three years to lead the external communications team at Allianz, a leading global financial services provider.
April 2020 - June 2020
September 2009 - June 2010
DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC RELATIONS (DIP CIPR)
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
September 2006 - September 2007
MASTER OF ARTS (MA HONS) SPORT, CULTURE & MEDIA
University of Brighton
September 2002 - September 2005
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA HONS) SPORT AND SOCIOLOGY
University of Brighton