Committee: Health & Safety (Chairman)
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
Committee: Remuneration, 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.
Senior Independent Director
Committee: Audit (Chairman), Remuneration, Nomination
Stephen is an experienced Non-Executive Director. He qualified as Chartered Accountant with KPMG, and subsequently specialised in corporate finance. He then spent 15 years with Bank of Ireland Group in a variety of senior leadership roles including that of Chief Executive in Northern Ireland and Head of Retail Credit for the Group. Stephen currently chairs the Northern Ireland Investment Fund Scrutiny Board and is the Senior Independent Director of DLLNI Limited, the UK subsidiary of Xperi corporation, a large US listed technology group. He is also a Director of Corbo Group, one of the largest, privately owned retail investment property groups in Northern Ireland where he was CEO from 2010-2016. Previously, Stephen was a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Wireless Group plc, and chaired the Audit Committee of Mutual Energy Limited, which had publicly listed bonds.
Christopher Harwood Bernard Mills
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 a senior director at Hive, the UK’s leading smart heating and sensor company. 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.
Committee: Health & Safety, Audit, Remuneration, Nomination
Alan has led a distinguished career within the leisure sector, and has considerable experience running multi-site businesses. Most recently, he served as CEO of Ten Entertainment Group, the operator of bowling and family entertainment centres. Having joined in 2010, he floated the business on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2017. Prior to joining Ten Entertainment Group, Alan spent five years as Operations Director of Paramount Restaurants. He successfully implemented a turnaround strategy for under performing brands while integrating Café Uno, whose 55 restaurants Paramount acquired in 2005. This culminated in the sale of Paramount, which then comprised of 77 restaurants, to private equity for £107.5m.