Adam Oakes Becomes CEO of SportingPulse as News Limited Increases Stake in Company

By Community | October 11, 2012

SportingPulse, viagra order the News Limited-backed online portal focused on solutions for sporting organisations, have recruited former Fox Sports executive Adam Oakes as CEO of the company.

The move came as News Limited announced it had increased its stake in the company from 51 percent to 89.5 percent.

Fox Sports CEO Patrick Delany said in a statement: “It is with a touch of sadness that we bid farewell to Adam, but we certainly respect that he has been given a wonderful opportunity to take on a CEO role at SportingPulse, which is reflective of his expertise and respect in the broader sports landscape.

“Adam has given over 12 years of invaluable service. During those 12 plus years he has overseen several departments and operations within the company and has left an indelible imprint on the organisation.”

Oakes was Fox Sports’ Director of Specialist Channels, responsible for Fox Sports News, the Speed and Fuel TV channels and the Marketing and Traffic departments.

SportingPulse provides sports bodies with solutions to manage competitions, run events, and communicate with their communities through an extensive online network. It says it is responsible for 30,000 websites in 213 countries.

News Limited Chief Executive Kim Williams said: “since News’ initial investment in 2009, SportingPulse has continued to flourish. We are pleased to be continuing our support not only for the company, but for grassroots sport and digital communities in Australia.

“Adam is highly respected in the sports media industry and I am confident that his extensive experience in sports operations and management will be an invaluable addition to the SportingPulse business.

“His leadership and vision for the company can only further strengthen SportingPulse’s offering to its customers – advertisers, sporting organisations, sporting participants and their families.”

News Limited said founder and current SportingPulse Chief Executive Nick Maywald will stay on in a director of innovation role at SportingPulse.