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.

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Zarah Al-Kudcy

Head of Commercial Partnership Development

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Arjoon Bose

Marketing Head

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Felicity Barnard

Chief Executive

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George Mead

Head of Brand

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Kimberly Cook

Chief Revenue Officer

Kimberly Cook, CRO of Hookit.com, has lead teams resulting in two successful start up exits and left an executive post at Google to join Hookit.com due to the revolutionary technology and deep learning algorithms that blend her two passions, technology and sports.

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Max van Den Doel

Head of Football & Olympic Sports

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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.

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James Kirkham

Chief Business Officer

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Jason Saiban

Head of Sports Business

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Tom Hines

Head of Content

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Jeff Nathenson

Managing Director, International

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Jonno Turner

Head of Digital Content

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Luke Nicholson

Head of Digital and Content

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