Tom is an expert business development adviser with specialism in community asset transfers, sustainable growth strategies and raising funding for sports groups. Tom is the Lead Consultant on our projects ensuring our clients receive expert strategic advice and working with our other specialist Consultants and Associates as required for each project
Richard is a Chartered Accountant and trained in law, specialising in corporate finance, equity and debt fundraising he has turned his focus to Social Investment and was instrumental in setting up the Blackburn Rovers Supporters Trust group of social enterprises and charities, and is now a leading Impact Investment specialist working in Social Finance.
Lead Financial Analyst
Paul is a Chartered Accountant who previously worked in accountancy practice and the infrastructure industry. He has completed the On Purpose programme; a one year fellowship designed to develop leaders in the social enterprise sector. He specialises in developing financial models to plan business growth, acquire funding and ensure long-term sustainability. Paul joined Sporting Assets in July 2015.
Paul spent several years focusing on the development of sports facilities during his time at Sport England and Derbyshire County Council. He then became the CEO of the National Federation of Anglers. Since then he has been working as a sports consultant for a variety of clients.
Karen has worked as a senior executive in the UK sports and leisure industry for 25 years across the profit, not-for-profit and public sectors. She has held senior posts in national and regional sports bodies, and worked on the London Games and their Legacy from the pre-bid stage.
Simona has worked at Brisbane Broncos, firstly as the sport and recreation officer and later as the coaching and development manager. He also co-founded West Brisbane Panthers RLFC Ltd, a new rugby league club in the Brisbane A Grade competition. Simona has first hand knowledge of how sports clubs operate both from a coaching and an operating perspective.
Mike is a vastly experienced qualified Project and Programme Manager that specialises in the delivery of sports facility developments including designing and managing the procurement processes, large and small.