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Sir Martin Broughton Sports Investment Partners
Sir Martin Broughton, Partner


Former Chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Former Deputy Chairman of the International Consolidated Airlines Group. Previously Chairman of British Airways for a decade and he was CEO and Executive Chairman of British American Tobacco plc (BAT) for 11 years and was the President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from 2007-09. 


Sir Martin has had significant involvement in sport for many years. With BAT, he oversaw the start-up of a Formula One team which was subsequently purchased by Honda. 

He also served as an Independent Director of the British Horseracing Board (BHB) before becoming its Chairman and overseeing its transformation into a regulatory board.  At the BHB, he was at the forefront of pushing a more coherent strategy for the horseracing industry and utilizing his political skills to pull together the diverse interests of the primary stakeholders (owners, trainers, and operators) together.


As Chairman of Liverpool Football Club he was responsible for the sale of the club to its current owners.


Michael Broughton Sports Investment Partners
Michael Broughton, Partner


Michael Broughton, as part of his role with Sports Investment Partners has been a Non-Executive Director of Supponor and Non-Executive Director of Rightster Group PLC.


From 2018-20 Michael was leading the Technology and Investment Strategy at FIFA. 


A sport industry specialist with more than two decades of experience working in the sector.  For three years he worked at Nolan Partners, the leading sports executive search business, placing senior executives in some of the UK’s leading sports organisations.


Building a record of success in finding and placing executives, building key relationships at the C-Suite level, and providing consultancy services on the personnel needs of key clients.  Michael has been responsible for placing candidates in CEO, CMO and CFO roles along with a host of senior management roles giving him a unique perspective on the executive capabilities of the sport sector and has worked closely with clients including: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, The FA, and Honda Racing F1 amongst others.


Prior to joining Nolan Partners in 2008 he spent seven years working in Motorsport.  Michael was responsible for Lucky Strike’s F1 sponsorship across the Latin American region and in 2007 set up the Global Social Responsibility programme for Johnnie Walker’s involvement with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team

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