Sports Business

Our Sports Business Interim Management Practice works very closely with colleagues in our executive search businesses, with coverage across all areas of the industry.

The business of sport is a rapidly changing landscape, fuelled 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 organisations with the potential to use sport as a business tool.

Traditional sporting organisations and institutions now require and proactively seek world class business professionals to help capitalise on and maximise 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.

The business has grown significantly, particularly over the last three years, and reacts quickly and professionally to clients’ needs. Our consultants have experience of working in the real world and work hard to understand what can be realistically delivered in each assignment, and to find interim managers who not only have the right skills, but are also a good cultural fit. We aim to get the chemistry right, and can report very positive outcomes.

Our commitment to keeping in contact with both the client and the interim throughout the duration of the assignment includes site visits.

Some of our recent clients have included the following businesses:

  • PB1
  • LTA
  • Team Origin
  • UK Athletics
  • Wembley National Stadium

Our knowledge of professional interim managers is exceptional. We spend a significant amount of time meeting new candidates, and keep in touch with the tried and trusted candidates we have worked with in the past.  We interview in depth, and reference as a matter of course.

The following are examples of typical roles carried out by interim managers through Odgers Interim’s Sports Practice:

  • Commercial Director
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Controller
  • HR Director
  • Facilities Management Director


For all enquiries regarding sports business interim management, please contact:

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Odgers Interim London office

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