West Ham United Chairman David Gold Confirmed as Panellist for London Directors’ Club

November 26, 2015

iSportconnect, advice the world’s largest global private network of sports business executives, denture is excited to announce David Gold, Chairman of West Ham United F.C., as a panellist for the next Directors’ Club event in London.

The final Directors’ Club event of the year will take place at the 5-star Grange St. Paul’s Hotel on 8th December.

Gold will be joining what is already an impressive panel line up, which includes Jonathan Ford, CEO of FA Wales, Ed Warner, Chairman of UK Athletics and Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England.

David Gold is currently Chairman of Gold Group International incorporating Ann Summers, Gold Aviation, Knickerbox, Greenwich House Properties, York Place and West Ham United Football Club. He is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen.

Gold’s biggest passion has always been football and his first venture into the sport saw him join forces with David Sullivan to steer Birmingham City Football Club from the verge of relegation to the Second Division in 1993, to promotion to the Premier League in the 2001/02 season.

Together they transformed Birmingham City FC into one of the most shrewdly run football clubs in the country.

David’s continued love affair with the game saw him and Sullivan sell Birmingham City for £82.5 million in the autumn of 2009 and buy a 62% stake in West Ham United. Between them, they now control 85% of the shares.

In March 2013 Gold secured a deal for West Ham to become the anchor tenants for the Olympic Stadium. The club will officially be moving into the stadium for the 2016/17 Premier League season and are currently in their final season at the Boleyn Ground.

The Directors’ Club event will be followed by Christmas dinner and entertainment.

iSportconnect 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 business industry.

Followed by networking, the discussion is held under Chatham House rules, allowing for an open and free flowing debate.

iSportconnect chairman Michael Cunnah said: “We are extremely thrilled to have David on board for the Directors’ Club. His background speaks for itself and our delegates will benefit hugely from listening to one of the UK’s most successful businessmen and particularly get an insight into his experiences in the sports industry.”

Invitation Policy: The 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.

To register your interests please contact Elyse Gallacher at elyse.gallacher@isportconnect.com.

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