I’m in the canteen of the Elite Athlete Centre at Loughborough University today, sitting down for a coffee with Andy Reed.
I wanted to talk to Andy because of his political background.
Andy was an MP for Loughborough for over a decade. Now running his own business, he has a wealth of experience in government relations and sports policy.
Sport and politics isn’t a subject I’ve touched on in this podcast series yet… so I thought Andy could help me begin to navigate that area.
We talk about sport policy, key issues facing the sector and the role politics plays in sport.
ABOUT ANDY REED OBE
Andy Reed is the Director of SajeImpact the Sports Think Tank and Loughborough University Institute for Sport Business.
A former MP for Loughborough, Andy has a wealth of experience in government relations and sports policy. Andy is also the founder of the independent Sports Think Tank and he sits on numerous sport, faith and charity boards in a voluntary capacity. Andy describes himself as a ‘social entrepreneur’ and it is his desire for aspiring to transform organisations and individuals that led him to establish Saje Impact.
Read his full bio here.