The world we want to create for the global sports industry

We want to create a world where collaboration delivers success and drives the sports industry forward.

What do we offer the global sports community?


Leaders organise premium events and conferences globally, bringing together the most influential individuals in the sports industry to catalyse discussion, explore the latest trends and drive the industry forward.


Leaders have successfully created a series of communities that connects, influences, inspires and informs the top, industry-leading executives in the sport sector. This includes our renowned Leaders Meet Diversity and Broadcast Disruptors communities.


The Leaders Intelligence Hubs allows you to have the world of high performance sport and the lastest sport business intelligence right at your fingertips, with exclusive insights from the frontline of the industry. Explore our recent Specials Reports, podcasts, articles and videos.

Meet the team

James Worrall

Founder & Chairman

Simon Lau

Co-founder & Vice-Chairman

Laura McQueen

Managing Director

Freddie Clarke

Head of Digital and Marketing Strategy

James Lewis

Senior Marketing Manager

Henry Breckenridge

Senior Content Manager

Lucy Galligan

Senior Marketing Executive

Zoe Thompson

Marketing Executive

Hannah Redfern

Event Director

Joanna Purkiss

Senior Event Manager

Ellie Sharpe

Event and Awards Manager

David Cushnan

Content Director

James Emmett

Editorial Director

John Portch


Cameron Macdonald

Content Producer

Oliver Escritt

Director of Membership

Rachel Woodland

Senior Membership Success Manager

Matthew Stone

Senior Strategic Product and Content Lead

Luke Whitworth

Senior Performance Product and Research Lead

Sarah Evans

Senior Community and Account Executive

James Megaw

Business Development Executive, Membership

Lottie Wright

Community and Account Executive

Paul Daoud

Head of Sales

Harry Cripps

Business Development Manager – Team Lead

Aran Hayashi

Business Development Manager – Team Lead

Callum Watson

Business Development Manager

Jonathan Openshaw

Business Development Executive

Max Holland

Audience Development Manager – VIP

Will Wallis

Business Development Executive

Joe McCallum

Business Development Executive

Alice Shone

Simon Thomlinson

Strategic Partnerships Director

Robert Reid

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Javan Odegah

Strategic Account Manager

Stephan Pavlovic

Senior Partnerships Manager

Aidan Doran

Partnerships Account Executive

Isabel Watson

Business Development Manager – Partnerships

Pamela Watts

Head of Finance

Debbie Edwardes

Finance Manager

Renata Strank

Finance Assistant

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