Nic Coward Joins iSportconnect Directors’ Club Line Up

February 1, 2012

iSportconnect has announced Nic Coward, General Secretary, English Premier League as the final ‘Question Time’ panellist to join the iSportconnect Directors’ Club, which takes place on 21st February.

Nic will join other high profile panellists, Sir Craig Reedie, Member of the IOC Executive Board, Ed Warner, Chairman UK Athletics, Sally Hancock, Director, Olympic Marketing and Group Sponsorship at Lloyds TSB and Paul Vaughan, CEO of England Rugby 2015.

The event, in partnership with Generate Sponsorship and Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, invites senior decision makers in the sports and sponsorship industry to share high level insight and opinion on business trends and relevant industry news.

A specially invited audience of premium iSportconnect members will offer questions to speakers through a ‘Question Time’ style panel moderated by Richard Gillis, Sport Business writer and blogger for The Wall Street Journal, followed by a round table networking opportunity in a relaxed environment.

Founder and CEO of iSportconnect Sree Varma, said, ‘We are pleased that Nic is able to join us at our first iSportconnect Directors’ Club in London.  The high profile panellists we have secured from across the industry, including rights holders and sponsors, should generate interesting insight and debate.”

The Directors’ Club event networking tool will be live from 3rd February which will act as a virtual meeting room, so that event participants can interact before, during and after the event in a secured way, thanks to the site’s Strict Door Policy.

This tool will allow delegates to:

  • – Contact delegates direct
  • – Post Question Time debate questions
  • – Find delegates with whom you would like to meet at the event and arrange meeting times in advance

Nic Coward Biography

Nic Coward joined the Premier League as General Secretary in May 2011. This is a return to English football administration; Nic had joined The Football Association shortly before Euro’ 96 as its first General Counsel, after a secondment from City law firm Freshfields in 1994 to rewrite its constitution and rules. During eight years with The FA, he had many roles including twice acting Chief Executive and a Director of Wembley Stadium. After The FA, Nic spent several years as Deputy Chairman of a leading UK lobbying consultancy and special adviser to the Premier League Board. He was also Honorary Treasurer of what is now the Sport and Recreation Alliance.  In 2006, Nic was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority. During four years he led the restructuring of the governing and regulatory body, and the major repositioning of the sport which became known as Racing for Change. From 2005 to 2010, he was also the first Chairman of the Sports Rights Owners Coalition, which brings together leading international and national federations to campaign on commercial, marketing and IP policy issues.