The Athletes

Bearing the flags of the Commonwealth of Podge and representing each of our proud, plump member states, meet the many fine athletic specimens who’ll be joining you in the race for culinary gold.

Anna Watkins MBE Olympic Champion London 2012,
Damian Hopley Founder & Group CEO, The Rugby Players Association
Stephanie Moore MBE Founder, The Bobby Moore Fund, Cancer Research UK
Adam Paker Chief Executive, Swimming Nature
Jane Power Chief Executive, Sport for Life International
Brian Moore Daily Telegraph columnist, BBC co-commentator & author
Dame Heather Rabbatts, DBE, CBE Board Member, The Football Association
Simon Timson Performance Director, The Lawn Tennis Association
Bill Sweeney Chief Executive, British Olympic Association
James Worrall Founder & CEO, Leaders in Sport
Jonathan Ford Chief Executive, Football Association of Wales
Garry Cook Executive VP and Managing Director, UFC - EMEA
Philip Townsend Managing Director of Communications, UEFA
Karen Wallin Chief Executive Officer, Special Olympics Great Britain
Giancarlo Bernini Senior Director Commercial Marketing & Operations, WWE International
Stewart Regan Chief Executive, The Scottish Football Association
Tom Fox former Chief Executive, Aston Villa FC
Annamarie Phelps CBE Vice Chair, British Olympic Association
Karen Pickering MBE Olympian & World Champion Swimmer, Karen Pickering SWIM Ltd
Kenny Logan Founder, Logan Sports Marketing
Craig Hepburn Head of Digital Transformation, UEFA
David Sheepshanks CBE DL Chairman, Advisory Board, The Football Association
Angus Loughran Sports Broadcaster,
Kit Taylor Director, Sport, PSD Group
Phil Packer MBE Founder & Unpaid CEO, British Inspiration Trust
Paul Barber Chief Executive, Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Chester King CEO of British Esports Association, Chief Executive, Stoke Park
Lee Martin Head of Sport, Getty Images
Chris Hornbuckle Co Founder, World Street Soccer Championships
Matthew Lorenzo Documentary Filmmaker, Presenter, Journalist,
Shadi Halliwell Chief Marketing Officer, Three
Mark Pearce Head of Commercial Partnerships, The English Cricket Board
Mark Killingley Head of Digital & Communications, Welsh Rugby Union
Bobby Barnes Dr. Sc Deputy Chief Executive, The Professional Footballers Organisation
John Amaechi OBE CEO, Amaechi Performance Systems
Dan Johnson Director of Communications, The Premier League
Andrew Pindar OBE DL Partner and sailing team head, GAC Pindar
Benjamin Morel Chief Executive, 6 Nations Rugby
Andy Anson President, Fanatics International
David Ford Partner, Crowe UK LLP
Jeff Connon General Manager, The Groucho Club
Tom Hill Chief Commercial Officer, World Rugby
Adam Wheatley CEO, First Artist Mission
Andy Westlake Chairman, European Sponsorship Association, Director, Westlake Consulting
Nick Blofeld Divisional Director, Warwick Castle
Chris Anderson, PhD Football Analytics & Strategy, Professor at Cornell University
David Magliano MBE General Manager, Warner Brothers Entertainment Group of Companies
Marc Webbon Consultant, ScramCard Global
Trevor Watkins Global Head of Sport, Pinsent Masons LLP
Matt Appleby Founder & Director, Y9 Consulting
Chris Ingram Executive Chairman, Sports Revolution
Simon Breakell Head of Marketing Campaigns, Samsung Electronics
Johnny Grave Commercial Director, Professional Cricket Association
Stuart Cain Group Commercial Director, Wasps Rugby & Ricoh Arena
Ian Lynam Founding Partner, Northridge Law
Richard Thompson (Tiny) Founder Director, Arena Sponsorship
Alastair Marks Participation Director, Lawn Tennis Association
Leigh Hine Global Leadership Recruiting & Executive Search, Adidas Group
Dean Holdsworth Founder, NLFA. Sports Shield Consultancy, Ambassador, Footie with Dad
Phil Lane OBE Head of Sport & Olympic Legacy, GLL
Belinda Moore Head of Partnership Management, The European Tour
Paul Vaughan Director, Sportcel Marketing
Mike Lee OBE Chairman, Vero Communications
Eugene Cariaga Senior Director of Strategic Development, Getty Images
Dan Jones Partner, Sports Business Group, Deloitte LLP
Vange Kourentis Director, Project FTBL
Nick Smith Managing Director, AirBounce
Drew Barrand Marketing Director, The English Football League (EFL)
Mark Wright England & Liverpool Legend, Mark5Wright
Tanya Joseph Tanya Joseph Consulting, The Fawcett Society, Thomson Foundation
Phil Smith Director of Sport, Sport England
Richard King Athlete Manager, Red Bull Company Ltd
Steve Martin Global CEO, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
Claire Lewis Founder, Lewica Consulting
Jeremy Snape Keynote Speaker & Founder, Sporting Edge
Rupert Pratt Co-Founder, Consultant & Investor, Snack Gaming
James Mercer Commercial Director, Lawn Tennis Association
Henry Chappell CEO, Pitch
Steve Cumming Managing Partner, Apollo Branded Content Group
Jamie Brookes International Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, BNY Mellon
Graham Clark Managing Director, CSM Live
Dan Markham Vice President - Media Distribution & Emerging Markets, NBA
Colin Povey Chairman, England Netball, NED, Northampton Saints
Gareth Griffiths Head of Sponsorship, O2
Marc Armstrong Chief Partnerships Officer, Paris Saint-Germain
Michael Cunnah Chairman, iSportconnect
Jonathan Gregory Commercial,
David Charters Advisory board member, Glasswall Solutions
Wasim Haq First Team Partners,
Sue Wright Business Development Director, Red Sports
Alison Moor Director of Brand Sponsorship, The Sports Consultancy
Paul Sefton Co-Owner & CEO, Logan Sports Marketing
Dan Zaltzman Director, Logan Sports Marketing
Liam Burns EMEA Business Development Manager, New Balance
John Hockey Chief Executive, JHA Sports
Ray James COO, iSportconnect
Nic Couchman Chairman, Couchmans LLP
Sree Varma Founder & CEO, iSportConnect
Rod Street Chief Executive, Great British Racing
Patrick Cannon Partner, Fieldfisher LLP
Stewart Castledine Director, Sports Revolution
Danny Talbot COO Global, Tourvest Destination Management
Ian Taylor Chief Executive, Skills Active, Olympic Gold & Bronze Medalist
Simon Lau Chief Commercial Officer, Leaders in Sport
Fredda Hurwitz Founder & Chief Nut, Gingernut Thinking
Alan Ferguson Managing Director, The Sports Consultancy
Mike Flynn CEO, dataPOWA
Kate Dale Head of Campaign Strategy, Sport England
Stephen Hall CEO, Infrared
Matthew Kay Managing Director, Doyen Global
Simon Oliveira Managing Director, Kin Partners
Hamish McInnes Chief Executive, England Lacrosse, British Shooting, Commonwealth Games England
Tim Norkett Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill
David Dale Chief Executive, Football Aid & Field of Dreams
Lucien Boyer Chief Marketing Officer, Vivendi
Max Hamilton Head of Commercial Partnerships/Sales, European Tour
Ben Hatton Managing Director, Blackpool FC
Mark Stevenson Head of O2 Priority & Sponsorship, O2 Telefonica
Niki Turner CEO Finck Global, Director, XIX Entertainment
Tom Godfrey General Manager, Europe, Competitor Group
Sadie Wigglesworth Founder & Managing Director, Hatfits Brand Partnership Consultancy
Leo Matlock Head of Commercial Solutions & Strategy, RFRSH Entertainment
Roy Mantle Managing Director, Century 21 Sports Management
Ann Munro (Oliver) CEO, Consultant and Solicitor (non-practising),
Maeve Buckley Executive Director, Leading Sport, Director, Line Up Sports
Sally Camm Director of Brand Communications, Capital One (Europe)
Darren Whittingham Founder & Group CCO, Start Design
Andrew Wildblood Executive Vice President, IMG
Weronika Abramowicz Sports Agent, CAA Sports
Duncan Lewis Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Lord's Taverners
Paul Ridley Managing Director, Paul Ridley Media & Communications
Peter Frawley Founder, International Cricket Group
Peter Gandolfi Chairman, Mr B & Friends
Matt Wotton Executive Director, Sports & Entertainment, Coutts
Paul Mace Managing Director, Macesport
Jim O'Toole Chief Executive, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club
James Sherston-Baker Managing Director, International Group Management (IGM)
David Grundlingh Founder/CEO, Red Planet Communications
Merrick Haydon Managing Director, rEvolution Sports + Entertainment
Rod Kohler MD, Revolution Sport + Entertainment, Non-Exec, British Showjumping
Jamie Jarvis Director, JAJ Communications
Simon Bayliff Founder & CEO, ARETÉ
Ian Palmer General Manager, Capital Club Dubai
Peter Varley Corporate Finance Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
Ashley Murdoch Founder/CEO, Corethree
Ashling O'Connor Sports Writer, The Times
David Stubley Chairman, Generate Sponsorship
Simon Barbato Managing Director, Mr B & Friends
Alex Trickett Consultant to the Sports Industry,
Geoff Cousins Non Exec Director, Performance Communications
Charlie Raincock Director, Performance Communicatioins
Richard McHardy Founder & Managing Director, McHardy Collective
William Field Partner, Prospero Strategy
Polly Hill Director, John Noel Management
Blake Wooster Chief Executive, 21st Club
Stephen Vaughan Chief Executive, Gloucester Rugby
Chris Kemp Chief Executive, Ingenuity
Dave Marrable Managing Director, The Hub, London
Kevin Spencer CEO, Taylor Made Sports Management
Matt Jones Managing Director, Gameplan Solutions
Marc Reeves Senior Director Membership Services, NIKE
Tomas Roope Group Creative Lead EMEA, Google
Kevin Roberts Editorial Director, SportBusiness Group
Julian Pike Partner, Farrer & Co
Paul Morris Brand & Sponsorship Activation Manager, Carlsberg
Gareth Roberts Commercial Director, Warwickshire County Cricket Club
Sophia Warner Founder and Project Director, Superhero Series
Gary Linke Senior Commercial Manager, Rugby Football League
Chris Hull Founder, Chris Hull Communications, Consultant to Special Olympics GB
Holly Murdoch General Manager, St George's Park
Daniel Lowen Sports Partner, Couchmans LLP
Andrew Bate Communications Director,
Lawrence Dallaglio OBE Founder Partner, BBH Sport, Founder, The Dallaglio Foundation
Kevin Brown Director, BBH Sport
Jene Elzie Vice President International Marketing, NBA
Paul Fisher Group Managing Director, Jockey Club Racecourses
Paul Staples Senior Managing Director, BNP Paribas, Director, Right To Play
Rory Conwell Director, Right To Play UK, Chairman, Mayfield Sports Club
Heath Harvey Chief Executive, SweetSpot Group
Leslie McCormack Gathy Director, IMG, Director, Right To Play UK
Andy Sutherden Global Practice Director, Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

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