Andy has a wealth of experience in consumer facing industries and is a leading figure in the world of sports. Most recently he was Global President of Teneo Sports, a New York-based CEO advisory business. For the previous five and a half years was the President of Fanatics International (formerly Kitbag where he was CEO), the global leader in sports e-commerce and merchandise. During his career, he has also been the Commercial Director for Manchester United, on the main board of the publicly-listed company, Chief Executive of the ATP World Tour in Europe, and Chairman of the ATP World Tour Finals.
Andy also served as the Chief Executive for the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid and is a non-executive Director of the British Olympic Association.
Earlier in his career, Andy worked for The Walt Disney Company, in Burbank California, in a senior capacity within the successful Consumer Products division. This is where his passion for developing great products for passionate audiences was born and where the business skills required to run a successful consumer-facing business were honed. He also spent time at Channel 4, in the UK, as Head of Strategy and MD of their digital media business, working on new business opportunities such as E4 and FilmFour, to serve the Channel’s committed viewers.
Memberships and Affiliations
• Non-Executive Director – British Olympic Association
• Non-Executive Director – Racecourse Media Group
• Previously Non-Executive Director UTV Media PLC
Interim Chairman and Senior Independent Director
Committee: Remuneration, Audit (Chairman), Nomination
Michael brings a wealth of football industry experience and knowledge to the Company. He was recently Chief Executive Officer of Inter Milan S.p.A. one of the world’s leading football clubs competing in the top tier Italian Serie A league, which he joined in 2014. At Inter Milan, Michael established a business culture and commercial strategy which led to increases in both revenues and EBITDA, as well as significantly expanding the club’s international fan base. Prior to joining Inter Milan, he was Chief Operating Officer of UK Premier League football club Manchester United F.C. from 2007, where as part of his role he oversaw day-to-day management and operations of the club including venue operations and facility development.
Bill is a Chartered Accountant, and also completed an MBA in 1992. He subsequently held senior management positions at British Aerospace plc and National Australia Group before joining KPMG in 1997, where he specialised in Corporate Finance. Bill was a member of the management team that effected the MBI of Goals in November 2000 and has been the Company's CFO since then.
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Goals City US Limited
Committee: Remuneration, Audit, Nomination (Chairman)
Nick has spent about 30 years in the consumer, leisure and hospitality sector. He is Chairman of IB Equity, holding company of Tenpin Ltd, second largest bowling based family entertainment company in the UK. Prior to this he was CEO of Paramount Restaurants for six years, trading under the brands of Chez Gerard, Bertorelli and Caffe Uno. Following a successful recovery the business was ranked 14th in the Sunday Times Fast track 100 Survey. Before this Nick held a number of senior management positions with leading consumer companies including Rank, First Leisure, Unilever and Granada. Nick is also an Operational Advisor to Harwood Capital. He has recently served as a Non Executive Director at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (“Wimbledon”) and Brake Brothers Holding, before its sale to Bain Capital. He was educated at Bedford College and Harvard Business School.
Christopher Harwood Bernard Mills
Committee: Remuneration, Audit, Nomination
Christopher is a highly-experienced Board representative holding a number of Non-Executive Director positions across a range of companies. He founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from J O Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is Chief Executive and investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and Chief Investment Officer of Harwood Capital LLP. Christopher was previously a Director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.
Committee: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Nomination
Scott founded Next Generation Clubs in 1997 having identified the opportunity to innovate and re-define premium, large scale, family-orientated sports and leisure facilities. Following a successful period of roll out within Next Generation, Scott led the management buy-out of David Lloyd Leisure from Whitbread Plc and formally merged David Lloyd Leisure with Next Generation Clubs to create the David Lloyd Leisure Group. In 2013 David Lloyd Leisure Group was sold to TDR Capital for approximately £750m, where Scott performs the role of Non-Executive Deputy Chairman.