As Senior Manager at FIFA, Joern provides audit, risk and advisory services to all divisions to support the continuous development of the organization. Joern was responsible for designing FIFA’s first-ever risk management framework in line with ISO 31000 and facilitated its implementation as a strategic management tool. His current advisory work at FIFA includes the … Read more

Niall Couper is the CEO of Fair Game, an organisation of professional football clubs campaigning to change the governance of football in England and Wales. Fair Game is supported by world-renowned experts and is developing long-term realistic solutions to the problems our national game faces. Niall is also a directly-elected member of the Dons Trust, … Read more

Currently Director of the LIGA MX Femenil, supported by more than 10 years of experience developing women’s football in Mexico. In 2009, Mariana was co-founder of the largest football 7 vs 7 tournament for women in Mexico. Later in 2015, she joined the Mexican Federation of Football in the Amateur Football department, as coordinator of … Read more

Paul Stewart is a former Premiership and international footballer who played for some of the biggest clubs in the country including Man City, Spurs and Liverpool. All this whilst harbouring a dark secret, Paul suffered horrific abuse as a child by a youth football coach, which led him to an adult life of drink drugs … Read more

Arun Kang OBE is a leading authority on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) having worked in the field for over twenty years and completed a Masters degree in the subject area. Arun’s specialism cuts across key themes of race equality, community engagement and campaigning. An example of this includes leading Sporting Equals in eradicating the … Read more

Robert Pearce has been working for Southampton Football Club since 2015, initally working for the Clubs’ Charity, Saints Foundation, developing and delivering projects that support underrepresented groups to enagage in a range of activities. In August 2021, Robert started his position as Diversity and Inclusion manager and has gone on to reignite the Club strategy … Read more

Jem is a former journalist with nearly two decades’ experience, latterly at Sky News where he was a senior journalist and chief sub editor. He moved into Corporate Communications in 2010, working at FTSE 100s including BAT and William Hill, where he was Head of Public Relations. Jem joined Utilita in 2015 and is currently … Read more

Clare Briegal is CEO of World Netball (the International Governing Body).  As executive lead for the Federation since 2013, Clare has driven the development and implementation of the Federation’s strategic plan, its portfolio of events, including the Netball World Cup and rebrand in 2021. Clare was elected to the ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International … Read more

Greg McKenna is a senior leader and investigations professional with over 26 years’ experience leading large teams in highly complex national and international operations. More recently, Greg was appointed as the Head of the newly formed, Biathlon Integrity Unit.  In the first 12 months, Greg has built a fully functioning and operationally independent, Sports Integrity … Read more

David has significant experience in the sports media world.  During his time at Sky he has led the team that created and built one of Europe’s biggest sports media platforms, with over 50m fans engaging with the Sky Sports portfolio every month.  His team have been operating sports OTT products at scale via Sky Go … Read more