Sports

The business of sport is a rapidly changing landscape, fueled by a growing global demand from consumers and commercial partners. Professional, commercial leadership is now in premium demand.

Digital television, improved internet access and the growing potential of mobile devices has changed the accessibility of sport for consumers and has provided multinational organizations with the potential to use sport as a business tool.

Traditional sporting organizations and institutions now require and proactively seek world class business professionals to help capitalize on and maximize these complex global opportunities. Live sport remains high on the agenda for millions of fans, worldwide. The health and leisure industry, in tandem, continues to expand rapidly.

Odgers Berndtson is experienced in searching out world class leaders with both local and global expertise to move into the sports sector. We succeed by combining our global presence in 24 countries, in-depth industry knowledge, functional expertise and a consultative approach to deliver truly unique solutions.

Recent assignments include:

  • The Rio Organising Committee for The Olympic Games 2016
  • The London Organising Committee for The Olympic Games (LOGOG) 2012
  • Adidas US
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010
  • FIFA
  • Nike EMEA
  • English Rugby Football Union
  • The MCC
  • Manchester United
  • UK Athletics
  • Sport Lisbon e Benfica
  • Canadian Olympic Committee

The Olympics is one example that reflects our prominent position as one of the largest advisers on recruitment at the nexus of the private/public sector in the UK. We have a detailed understanding of the role the various levels of government play in many kinds of sports projects and organisations. We have a strong track record of putting forward high performing people for sports administration in a range of fields from football to horse racing.

To discuss your leadership needs, please speak to one of our consultants.

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