March 4


06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to work for one of the world’s top sports teams or in the management team of a major sporting event like the Olympic Games? Now is the time to get your questions answered. The aim of the King’s College London Business Club is to connect students to industry leaders and show students their true passion. We believe the field of sport management is an incredibly fascinating industry to work in and we are very proud to welcome three outstanding speakers from different areas of sport, who have agreed to come to King’s to share their experiences and stories with us.

The plan for the evening is as follows:

18:30 – 19:30 Speaker Session
19:30 – 20:15 Panel Discussion and Q&A
(Chaired by Professor Stephen Deery, Head of the Department of Management, King’s College London)
20:15 – 21:00 Drinks Reception

Our speakers are:

Jonathan Hall
Director of Football Services
The Football Association

Jonathan leads The FA’s Football Services Division, which comprises the National Game, Professional Game, Corporate Affairs and Customer Insight departments. This Division is responsible for a broad range of issues in the game including the FA’s National Game Strategy for the grassroots game, the FA Cup, referee appointments and development, The FA Women’s Super League, the Respect Programme, governmental relations and customer research. Before joining The FA in September 2004 as Director of Governance, Jonathan was Secretary and Legal Officer at the RFU. He previously held positions at sports management company IMG and international law firm Baker & McKenzie.

Jonathan is one of The FA’s two nominated trustees on the Football Foundation, a charitable joint venture between the FA, the Premier League and Govt/Sport England that invests in grassroots facilities. He is also The FA’s director on Professional Game Match Officials Ltd, the joint venture between The FA, the Premier League and Football League that oversees top end of domestic refereeing.

Paul May
Executive Director and Chairman
Trivandi – Major Project Consultants

Trivandi is an international consultancy that was formed on the back of interest from the industry on how the London Olympic and Paralympic Games were delivered. It advises clients on major projects in the sport, event and leisure industries. The executive team of Trivandi was part of the senior leadership team of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee.

Paul himself spent seven years as Head of Venue Development at LOCOG. His team was responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of all competition and non-competition venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This included delivering the multitude of temporary venues as well as overseeing works on the permanent venues.

Prior to working at LOCOG, Paul was the Estates Director for ExCeL, the major events venue in London, where he was responsible for the delivery of the venue, development of the ExCeL estate and supporting the staging of major exhibitions and events.

Caroline Hargrove
Founding Member and Technical Director
McLaren Applied Technologies

Caroline has an Engineering PhD from the University of Cambridge and started her career in academia as a lecturer in Engineering there. She then joined the McLaren F1 team as a Vehicle Dynamics Engineer, where she lead the development of a be-spoke simulator used primarily for engineering development of F1 racing cars. In 2007, Caroline joined McLaren Applied Technologies as one of the three founding members with the goal of exploiting McLaren technology and expertise to other markets.

She has played a key role in developing McLaren Applied Technologies from a start up to a highly profitable company and is now a Technical Director. While Caroline doesn’t really get too involved directly with F1 any more, she is involved with a lot of other sports. For example, she has played a huge role in the success of the British cycling team over the past few years, as well as in sailing, rowing and quite a lot of the sports at the Winter Olympics.






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