Sports and business are both quintessentially high performance environments sharing the same requirements for leadership, teamwork and a high performance mindset. Yet the corporate world has yet to achieve the systematic performance improvement that elite athletes so often demonstrate.
Our expert panel shares the findings of our forthcoming white paper, highlights the parallels that may be drawn and lessons for leadership.
Seminar Room 6
University of Liverpool Management School
University of Liverpool,
At University of Liverpool Rick serves on the Foundation Leadership Team
Rick Parry has had a successful and varied career where he has impacted The Football Association by recommending the formation of what would become the FA Premier League. The recommendation quickly found favour with top professional clubs and in 1991 Rick became the first Chief Executive of the fledgling league. Notably Rick devised a formula to enable the sharing of TV revenues amongst clubs which is unchanged after 20 years.
In 1997 Rick joined Liverpool Football Club as Chief Executive. In the following nine years the Club won ten trophies including the UEFA Champions League in 2005. Since leaving Liverpool in 2009, Rick has carried out a variety of football related consultancy projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan the US and Mexico.
He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the ICSS in Doha since its inception in 2011 and has served on the Management Committee of the ICSS - Sorbonne sports integrity applied research programme. Rick has also carried out major sport related assignments for the UK Government in Sports Betting and football governance. In November 2014 Rick chaired a Mauritian Government Inquiry into the organisation of horse racing and betting on the island at the invitation of the Prime Minister.
At University of Liverpool Rick serves on the Foundation Leadership Team, the Management School Advisory Board and contributes to the Football Industry MBA course.
Head of Research
Joining The Institute of Leadership & Management from the university sector, Kate has appeared on BBC Television, BBC Radio 4, various other radio stations, has a regular column in Dialogue magazine, is a key note speaker at conferences and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda.
Director, Executive Education & Centre for Sports Business
As well as producing football manager statistics and other technical reports for the League Managers Association (LMA), Sue is a member of UEFA's Research Grants and Awards panel and is a member of the Leadership and Education Advisory Board of the LMA. She has produced research for, among others, the Department of Media and Culture, Sport England, the Josoor Institute, Qatar and Women in Football, and has been an invited panelist at a range of practitioner events including the SportAccord Symposium, FIFA, Women in Football and the Ivy Sports Symposium.
Sue has authored and edited a number of books including Innovation in Marketing, with Professor Peter Doyle,
Since joining Liverpool University Management School, Sue has taught Becoming a Football Executive, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship and co directing the internship programme for the Football Industries MBA (FiMBA); has taught Media, Marketing and Sponsorship on the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA and runs executive education courses for University of Liverpool Management School across a range of international markets. Sue is Director of the Centre for Sports Business and Director of Executive Education.