iSportconnect Leadership Leadership Masterclass Sport Thought Leaders

Top Speakers Join 2019 Leadership Masterclass

February 5, 2019

iSportconnect is pleased to announce that Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, will be a guest speaker at the inaugural Leadership Masterclass on Wednesday 6th March 2019 at the offices of EY in the City of London. Joining her on the programme will be Nuala Walsh, Vice Chair of United Nations Women and Founder of MindEquity.

Barbara became BBC Director of Sport in April 2009, having previously been Head of Production and Head of General Sports for the department. She was responsible for BBC Sport’s acclaimed cross-platform coverage of the London Olympic Games, the most watched TV event in UK broadcasting history, and was awarded the OBE in 2014 for her services to sports broadcasting.

Barbara was an international gymnast, competing for Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.

Nuala has an extensive track record at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Blackrock and Standard Life Investments and has led multiple sports marketing sponsorships in golf, rugby, tennis and motor racing, including the Ryder Cup, British & Irish Lions and the Champions Tour. She has been named among the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance and the Top 50 Most Innovative CMOs.

In her wide portfolio of board and committee positions, Nuala is a Member of Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments Ethics Committee, Member of The Football Association’s Inclusion Advisory Board and a Member of the IAAF Gender Taskforce, to name a few.

Created in response to high demand from our senior executive members, this new Masterclass will help attendees gain greater understanding of the leadership challenges faced by the sports business industry today.

The Masterclass will also feature a presentation on risk assessment and decision-making, inspired by the long-running uncertainty about Brexit, by economist Trevor Charsley, Senior Markets Advisor at global risk management and payment solutions provider AFEX.

With a maximum of 150 invite-only delegates, iSportconnect provides a media/agency free opportunity to network with influential senior-level sports business executives. We are famous for our intimate and relaxed environment, encouraging ideas exchange and helping to introduce you to the right new connections.

To register your interest in attending the 2019 Leadership Masterclass, please contact Chloe at

Invitation Policy: The Leadership Masterclass is a complimentary event for iSportconnect members who are from governing bodies, sports teams, brands and broadcasters. There is no fee to become an iSportconnect member. No sports agencies, professional service providers & suppliers are allowed.

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