We are pleased to announce the following driving social impact through the power of sport panel lineup for this year’s International Sports Convention taking place March 22-23.
The panel will include:
Henry Utku – Senior Director of Basketball Operations, Europe and Middle East at National Basketball Association (NBA).
Henry started working at the NBA, a global sports and media organisation with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball, in 2013. He began with a dual role in both the Events and Basketball Operations departments, but transitioned over to Basketball Operations full time in 2018, and is now the team leader as Senior Director.
He launched the first-ever NBA Basketball School programme which is a license model focusing on long-term athlete development. He was also a part of the team who developed ‘NBA in the Classroom’, an off-court programme focused on careers, mental wellbeing and physical activity for students in school across the UK, ages 11-16.
Shahab Uddin – Director of Legal and Olympic Relations at British Olympic Association (BOA).
Shahab started his career in the broadcast industry, went on to spend two years working and living in Japan before training to be a lawyer. He trained and qualified at the law firm Freshfields working primarily on corporate transactions, before joining the BOA in 2010.
He was recognised with an MBE in 2020 for his services to sport during the COVID-19 response, but also for 10 years of service to British Olympic Sport.
Anna Scott-Marshall – Director of Communications and Social Impact at British Paralympic Association (BPA).
Anna is responsible for the British Paralympic Association’s marketing and communications, domestic and international relations and social impact strategy and programmes.
She has been at the BPA since October 2015, and has taken the role of Deputy Secretary General at the Rio and Tokyo Summer Paralympics and the PyeongChang and Beijing Winter Paralympic Games. She is also a trustee of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust.
Kathryn McColl – Director of Marketing, Strategy and Impact at EVERFI.
Kathryn joined EVERFI in 2013 to help establish their sports and events offer and to determine how sports events, brands and leagues could drive social impact in schools and communities. She brings almost 20 years of experience in education and in advising clients on how they can make the greatest difference to the lives of young people, families and teachers.
During her time at EVERFI, Kathryn has led projects for clients including the Premier League, ECB, Sport England, the BBC, World Athletics, Aldi, Shell, the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association.