The Sports Industry: Challenges to Success


29 Apr, 2014    
9:30am - 3:30pm


Volterra Fietta
8 Mortimer Street, Fitzroy Place, London, W1T 3JJ

Event Type

Paul Harris QC joins a panel of industry experts and leaders in their field who will share with you their opinions on the challenges currently facing those within sport. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, share with the speakers and other attendees your own views and experiences, and to debate the issues. The programme is:

9.30am               Registration and refreshments

10.00am            Welcome

Jason Smith

Partner, Sports Team, Brabners

10.15am           Governance:  Achieving Best Practice

Zara Hyde Peters OBE

Chief Executive, British Triathlon Federation

Karena Vleck

                           Legal and Governance Director, Rugby Football Union

11.00am           Refreshments

11.15am           Betting and Corruption:  A Surmountable Challenge?

Dick Andrews

Former Executive Director of Quest

Rick Parry

Former Premier League and Liverpool FC Chief Executive and Chairman of DCMS Sports Betting Integrity Panel

12noon             Anti-Doping:  The New WADA Code – The Right Way Forward?

Graham Arthur

                          Director of Legal, UK Anti-Doping

Matthew Barnes

Legal and Governance Manager, British Cycling

12:45pm          Networking Lunch

2.00pm            Disputes: Obtaining the Most Effective Outcome

Paul Harris QC

                          Monkton Chambers

Blake Solly

                          Director of Standards and Licensing, Rugby Football League

2.45pm            Keynote Speaker

Martin Gibbs

                          Director General, Union Cycliste International (UCI)

3.15pm            Closing Remarks

Maurice Watkins CBE

Senior Partner and Head of the Sports Team, Brabners

3.30pm            Drinks and networking

The conference is aimed at Chairs, Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers, Directors of Finance and Operations, in-house lawyers and senior personnel involved in the management of your organisation. If you are unable to attend and/or would like a colleague(s) to join you please do pass on this invitation.

To book your free place please email If you have any queries regarding the conference please contact Deborah Ascott-Jones on or 0161 836 8899.