Advisory Board

SportsPro has developed a comprehensive Advisory Board balancing international rights holders, broadcasters and technology leaders to shape the format and strategic direction of the event. The support and participation of these industry innovators ensures that we create the content, environment and ultimate value for each and every attendee.

Ryan Gallace

Head of EMEA

Before joining Hookit Ryan worked at both Manchester United and Liverpool F.C. performing analysis of the club’s social media channels. Following this Ryan moved to a U.S. based social media analytics startup where he established their European presence.

Jeff Nathenson

Managing Director, International

George Mead

Head of Brand

Luke Nicholson

Head of Digital and Content

Max van Den Doel

Head of Football & Olympic Sports

Jonno Turner

Head of Digital Content

How do you tell the story of a sporting event often taking place thousands of miles from land? As Head of Digital Content at The Ocean Race, Jonno leads digital communication for sport’s toughest test of a team, driving innovative and exciting ways to engage fans and reach fresh audiences. As the world’s best sailors – Olympic champions, record-breakers and pioneers – battle it out in the most remote spots on the planet, places where they’re closer to the astronauts in the Space Station than anyone else on earth, The Ocean Race has achieved an always-on 24/7 live fan experience and technological infrastructure that sets the standard for extreme sport events globally.

Felicity Barnard

Chief Executive

Zarah Al-Kudcy

Head of Commercial Partnership Development

James Kirkham

Chief Business Officer

Tom Hines

Head of Content

Jason Saiban

Head of Sports Business

Katy Leeson

Managing Director

Katy began her career in 2005 at a boutique agency in Manchester. After five successful years, Katy decided she wanted to try her hand at a network agency – MediaCom, taking control of a team of press planners and buyers.

It was an interest in pursuing areas of potential business growth that guided Katy to become Business Development Controller for MediaCom North Group.It was her success in this role that saw Katy being appointed Head of New Business & Marketing, where she managed an enormously successful year in 2015 – co-ordinating 66 pitches, with a 63% conversion rate.

Following this, Katy was shortlisted as an IPA Women of Tomorrow in 2016.In 2016, Katy decided it was time to develop further and moved to Global Social Media Marketing Agency Social Chain as Operations Director and after a successful few months Katy was promoted to Managing Director in July 2017.

Arjoon Bose

Marketing Head

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