Lisa Pearce, CEO British Wheelchair Basketball
Lisa has been Chief Exec at British Wheelchair Basketball since February 2018. She has a proven track record in the strategic management of sports within National Governing Bodies (NGB) and local government; and over 10 years’ experience at senior level of driving grassroots participation and securing new commercial partnership relationships.
Previous to her current role Lisa led an extensive transformational change programme at the London FA, launching a new three-year strategy to get more people playing and enjoying football in London with initiatives focusing on women’s, youth and walking football. She also led the organisation through an overhaul of its Board and Council which has resulted in one of the most diverse boards in grassroots football both in skills and background.
Jon Dutton, Chief Executive at Rugby League World Cup 2021
Having led England’s successful bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, Jon was appointed Chief Executive of the tournament, leaving his position as Rugby Football League Director of Projects and People.
A sports management graduate with over 20 years’ experience in the sports industry, Jon has previously worked for the PGA European Golf Tour, Manchester FA (with a secondment to UEFA) and ran his own sports consultancy company.
Jon was the Operations Director for Rugby League World Cup 2013, Director of Readiness for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 and Tournament Director for the Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament in 2016. In 2017 Jon was the International Federation Tournament Commissioner for the Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Jon is also a member of UK Sports Major Events Panel, a specialist advisory body. Its main purpose is to represent the interests of UK Sport by making major event investment recommendations to the UK Sport Board.
Maggie Murphy, Lewes FC Women’s General Manager
Two years ago Lewes FC became the first football club in the world to pay their women’s team the same wages as their men’s team.
Maggie Murphy became Women’s General Manager at Lewes FC in July 2019. She was previously with the Sport Integrity Global Alliance, where she was Director of Public Policy and Sport Integrity. Prior to that she had senior roles in advocacy at Transparency International, the world’s largest anti-corruption organization and worked at Amnesty International on human rights issues.
On joining Lewes FC Maggie said, “I’m incredibly impressed with how the club leads through action, not words and it is an honour to be joining the team. My ambition is clear – for Lewes FC to be the best club in the world, for everybody to know about it, and for others to learn from the example we are setting.”
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