Antony Douglass is Group Legal Director for Specsavers, a much-loved British brand and the world’s largest privately owned opticians with more than 2,500 stores in 11 countries, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Specsavers prides itself on changing people’s lives through better sight and hearing, making expert care affordable and accessible for all. As a specialist in intellectual property and a media & sports lawyer, Antony is principally responsible for the legal work relating to all third-party sponsorships and partnerships at Specsavers, such as bringing the award-winning Specsavers Ashes series to life in 2019. As well as cricket, during his career Antony has advised across several other sports, including football, rugby, Formula One, Gaelic sports, hockey and golf. He is an active member of the European Sponsorship Association and soon to be President of Marques, the European Brand Owners Association.