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Inclusion

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Influence the diversity of the Sport sector - actively contribute to more balanced and inclusive leadership teams who draw on their differences to raise organisational performance and innovation. Work with key influencers and governing bodies to create wider talent pipelines that reflect a cross-section of society from grass roots upwards.

Our clients will benefit from the latest tools and techniques available, ensuring they can attract and retain the very best talent to secure the future of their organisations.

Integrity

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Enable the Sport profession to achieve and maintain the highest levels of transparency, integrity, corporate responsibility, governance and compliance by ensuring that only executives with strong, proven ethical standards populate our shortlists.

A positive era of more imaginative and rigorous talent acquisition, development and retention is upon us.

Insight

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Give our clients access to the wealth of insight and experience of our Senior Advisors, in addition to the skills and expertise of our executive search consultants and research teams.

Work tirelessly and proactively to deliver shortlists that transcend geographic boundaries and bring wider sector knowledge and transferable skills into the Sport sector. Encourage access to millennials and aspiring leaders to secure future talent pipelines.


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Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

International Practice Development & Delivery

Experience

Odgers, Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, NatWest

Interests

Offshore Sailing & Powerboats, Motorsports, Hockey

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Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

   26 years in Executive Search with success defined by quality delivery and dedication to long term candidate/client relationships

•   Former Top 5 (Europe) / Top 15 (Global) consistent performer out of 200+ partners for global Search firm

•   Acquiring Main Board Director Odgers International, previously Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, early career NatWest

•   Defining strategies for Talent Identification and Development from VC backed start-ups to major corporates across the Americas and EMEA regions

   Founder - Clipper Greening Ventures – The World Program; assisting fast growth companies build international teams and maximise performance

   5 years Chairman of Governors, Times Top 100 HMC School – major restructure of Board and Leadership team to drive future success

•   Professional education at Harvard and London Business Schools

Outside of Greenings
Family time in Canada and England – offshore sailing, skiing, snowmobiling and motoring tours

Charlie Butler-Henderson

Senior Partner

Focus

Embedding Greenings as the preferred provider of Senior Talent in Sport

Experience

Decades in Motorsport, still actively racing/competing with proven experience and in-depth knowledge of Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial Development.

MSA International C Race License holder

Interests

Amateur Golfer, learning the Saxophone (Baker Street by the end of 2018) and Rowing.

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Charlie Butler-Henderson

Senior Partner

With over 30 years in Motorsport from Karts to Sports Cars to the British Touring Car Championship, Charlie wants to make the world of sport a more accessible industry. 

He has a natural ability to foresee, engage and link people with a knowledge and passion for what it takes to achieve in Sport.

   MINI Champion 2015.

   Instructor for Nigel Mansell Racing School, Senior Instructor for the world’s premier Motorsport Corporate experience Palmersport, also acting as host and compere for major events.

   Consultant to major automotive manufacturers in developing and testing motorsport cars and components.

   Precision driver for the BBC’s most successful car show, commentating for Porsche TV at Le Mans and in 2018 achieving a personal dream, tackling the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb!

   Charlie has trained and taught influential figures from the Royal family to Hollywood A listers as well as coaching the Red Arrows on track!!

   Member of the RAC MSA, holds an International C Race License. 

Not one to shy away from the spotlight, with a worldwide audience of around 750 million, Charlie drove into the 2012 Olympic Stadium in one of five black cabs with Geri Halliwell, (Ginger Spice) performing on his roof, as part of the closing ceremony!

Outside of Greenings:

Charlie strives for success, loves to have fun and enjoy every moment. Amateur golfer and learning the Saxophone

David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

Focus 

Referee Excellence, Football Regulation and Governance

Experience

IFAB, Football Regulatory Authority, FA Referees’ Committee, Harrow School

Interests

Football, Cricket, Sport for Schools

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David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

When John Motson began his Match of the Day commentary on a top PL match with “Today’s referee, David Elleray, is probably the country’s most famous schoolmaster” he encapsulated the two strands of David’s distinguished intertwined sport and education careers.

•   Over 40 years successfully combining top level work in sport and education; the only clash was in 1998 when he declined refereeing in the FIFA World Cup finals in France as he was a candidate for the Headmastership of Harrow

•   Schoolmaster at Harrow School for 32 years: coaching sport, Head of Geography, House Master (18 years) and Director of Boarding (9 years)

•   England’s top football referee: 17 years at the highest level and 8 years as an international referee; refereed the FA Cup final and international finals in Europe, Africa, Asia and S. America

   Member of the FA Council since 2002; Chairman of FA Referees’ Committee

   Works extensively for the FA and IFAB (International body responsible for the Laws of the Football worldwide)

   Closely involved with governance and integrity as Vice Chairman of the Football Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Compliance Monitoring Group

•   Appointed in 2010 by S. African authorities to sit with a high court judge on a Commission of Inquiry into corruption in S. African football

   Combining sports and education continues e.g. Chairman, Independent Schools FA 

•   Awarded honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University for ‘outstanding contribution to education and sport’

Outside of Greenings:

Watching a variety of sports and supporting his large number of Godchildren

Patrick Way QC

Advisory Panel, Sport & Events

Focus

Taxation advice to major corporate HNW individuals, sports stars and HMRC

Experience

Advises and represents major sports stars and teams both inside and outside the court room. Well versed in image rights law and practice.

Previous Accountancy Age Top 50 Financial Power List.

Interests

Rugby and contemporary art.

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Patrick Way QC

Advisory Panel, Sport & Events

•   Patrick has been a tax adviser, first as a solicitor and now as a barrister for over thirty years; included within his wide practice is an expertise in sports-related tax.

•   He was lead counsel in the ground-breaking case of Agassi involving international sports persons and sponsorship and he has represented some of the biggest sports personalities and their clubs throughout his career

•   He has been a member of Richmond (Rugby) Football Club for over twenty years where he is a director; previously, he coached young Richmond teams, taking them to three finals at Twickenham and watching them win matches all over the world

Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

Focus

Technology Solutions & Payments Infrastructure

Experience

International leadership roles at NCR, ACI, Start-ups, global consultancy for FX co and e-commerce

Interests

Football, Cricket, Rugby

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Steve Wright

Senior Partner, Stadia Solutions

   A keen sportsman in his youth, Steve took the choice to develop a career in technology when it became clear that attributes other than keenness would be required to become a professional footballer.

   In over 25 years in the payments technology industry Steve has worked with some of the world’s leading and most innovative payments suppliers. During that time he has held international leadership roles at ACI and NCR, as well as UK based roles at ICL/Fujitsu and Rank Xerox. At ACI he led the EMEA team that delivered growth in revenues from $30 million to $185 million per annum and delivered solutions to the world’s foremost banks and financial institutions.

   Steve also has experience of global start-ups and consulting; he formed a global start-up JV with a French technology supplier and has also consulted for an international on-line foreign exchange brokerage and a number of smaller technology businesses from Europe and the US

Outside of Greenings:

Retaining a strong interest in sport, though these days as a spectator, Steve enjoys time in the gym as well as time spent with his family, travel, theatre and music

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