Joining Goals in April 2018, Andy is an experienced business leader, who has a significant background in the world of sports and media. He spent 6 years leading the turnaround of Kitbag, an exciting sports e-commerce and retail business, operating the merchandise function of many of the world’s major sports organisations from Real Madrid to the NFL and the Ryder Cup. He oversaw the sale of Kitbag to US-based Fanatics Inc., and the subsequent integration of the business. Prior to Kitbag, Andy was the CEO of England 2018, England’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup. He was on the board of Manchester United PLC, as Commercial Director and was CEO of the ATP World Tour in Europe (the men’s global tennis tour), based out of Monaco. Andy has also performed senior strategy, planning and finance roles at The Walt Disney Company, at their HQ in Burbank, CA, and Channel 4 TV in the UK. He has also had 9 years’ experience in Strategy and Management consulting including as a partner at OC&C.
He is currently a Non-executive Director of the British Olympic Association (since 2011) and Racecourse Media Group, since 2017. He was previously a Director of UTV PLC (The Wireless Group PLC) and Emuse Technologies
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.
Jacqueline Ann Ronson
Committee: Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Nomination
Jackie is currently the Digital, CRM & Insights Director at EE, part of the BT Group plc. As a well-respected business leader and digital specialist, she brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing industries to the Group, which will be significantly important as the Group seeks to improve its customer data and digital functions. Jackie will Chair the Group's Remuneration Committee as part of her new role. She has previously held senior roles at Barclays, Close Brothers and Prudential and served as a Non-Executive Director at Radian Group Ltd for seven years.