Alistair Kirkwood and Steve Parish to Join Brett Gosper on Impressive London Directors’ Club Panel

February 2, 2015

iSportconnect, the world’s largest private network for sports business executives, is delighted to announce that NFL UK Managing Director Alistair Kirkwood and Crystal Palace FC Chairman Steve Parish will be joining the panel for the Directors’ Club in London.

The first London Directors’ Club of the year will be held on 17th March.

Alistair Kirkwood and Steve Parish are the second and third panellists confirmed for the event, joining World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper.

Kirkwood has been with the NFL for over 14 years in various capacities and took up his current position as the Managing Director of NFL UK in 2006.

He has overseen the International Series of regular season NFL matches at Wembley which is a key part of the NFL’s international development strategy.

Prior to that role, Kirkwood spent five years as the Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development at NFL International and a year as the Director of Business Development at NFL Europe.

Steve Parish has been the Chairman at Crystal Palace since 2010 after he, along with a consortium of another three businessmen, acquired the club.

Before joining Crystal Palace, Parish founded and owned global brands services company, Tag Worldwide.

Directors’ Club events are a gathering of exclusively invited director level delegates, partaking in a BBC Question Time-style discussion with a panel of well-established executives from the sport industry followed by networking.

Michael Cunnah, Chairman of iSportconnect, said: “We are really excited to welcome Alistair and Steve onto the panel for the Directors’ Club. They will make great panellists as their recent achievements in their respective sports are impressive.”

Alistair Kirkwood said: “I am looking forward to the Directors’ Club and the opportunity it offers to share and enjoy insight and learnings with others in the industry.”

To register your interest contact:

Invitation Policy: iSportconnect Directors’ Club is an invitation only event open exclusively for CEOs, chairmen and director level executives from governing bodies, sports teams and sponsorship brands.

Social Media Policy: The iSportconnect Directors’ Club follows Chatham House rules and therefore all content must be kept confidential.

We encourage delegates to tweet pictures and use our hashtag #iSCDirectorsClub but please do not quote panellists.

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To watch highlights of previous iSportconnect Directors’ Club events click here.

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