Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

Leaders Meet: Diversity
In partnership with Facebook

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Leaders Meet: Diversity


Sport has the power to connect people and create change. Here at Leaders, we’re committed to championing diversity and utilising our position at the heart of the sports industry to help catalyse that change.


The Leaders Meet: Diversity Series, delivered in partnership with Facebook, provides the platform for executives within sport to come together to drive diversity within the industry, accelerate the pace of change and inspire the next generation of executives, through thought-leadership events and digital forums.



Supporting Partners of the Leaders Meet: Diversity Series


Chain Conversations

The Chain Conversations content series brings together a diverse range of executives from across professional sport to share their personal stories of leadership. With every new conversation, the previous interviewee becomes the interviewer to continue the chain; giving you an insight into a range of independent, personal journeys from across the sports industry.

The series of conversations aim to inspire and energise you, and to showcase why diverse thinking makes for better business in sport and beyond. Access the conversations below to hear more.


Episodes in the Chain Conversations Series:

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Previous Event Speakers

Dennis Thomas

Commissioner, Mid Eastern Athletic Conference

Joanna Coates

Chief Executive Officer, UK Athletics


Dan Reed

VP, Global Sports and Media Partnerships, Facebook

Kim Davis

EVP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, National Hockey League

Sue Day

Chief Financial Officer, Rugby Football Union

Collette Roche

Chief Operating Officer, Manchester United


Dr. Maurice Stinnett

VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Brooklyn Nets

Ellie Norman

Director of Marketing and Communications, F1



Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, United States Tennis Association (USTA)


Lisa Murray

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon


Giulia Zecchini

Commercial Business Intelligence Manager, F1

Zaheer Benjamin

Head of Global Partnerships Strategy, Real Madrid C.F.

Yao Williams

Head of International Partnerships & Content, Athletes First Partners

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Conference


Renée E. Tirado

Global Head, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Gucci


Jessica Creighton

Freelance Broadcaster and Journalist, BBC

Brandon Gayle

Executive Vice President – Revenue, Brand & Communications, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Ronit Larone

Vice President of Content & Marketing Integration, NFL Media


Steph Tsang

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, New York Road Runners


Benny Bonsu

Women’s Sports Editorial Lead, GiveMeSport


Diane Gotua

Global Business Operations & USA Basketball Lead, NBA


Rebecca Martin

Head of The 02, 02 Telephonica


Chris Grant

Independent Board Member, Sport England


Rebecca Smith

Global Executive Director of the Women’s Game, COPA90


Amy Hopfinger

Director of Events, US Soccer Federation