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Damian Irvine

Location

Nottinghamshire

Sector/s

Hospitality / Events, Management Consulting, Marketing, Media, NGO, Not for Profit / Charity, Other
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About Damian

An accomplished leader in Sport and Leisure having led significant turnarounds in various high profile distressed assets.

Damian's Career History

October 2018 - Ongoing
Bradford (Park Avenue) Football Club

CEO

Tasked with an urgent turnaround on failing asset on behalf the ownership. Full procurement, financial, recruitment and operations audit conducted, turnaround plan conceived and implemented.

Significant year on year losses have been reduced by 75% in year one and brand, performance and on-pitch prospects under the new structure are positive.

February 2018 - Ongoing
Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club

Head of Commercial Strategy

Joined in early re-build phase of high profile organisation after 2 consecutive administration periods.

Tasked with Stakeholder and Civic relationship building in the shadow of a decade of poor management and ownership. Tasked with Commercial revenue growth and property asset planning and growth

March 2015 - February 2018
Wycombe Wanderers FC

Head of Commercial

Brought into an un-funded failing community football model to increase revenue and build sustainable structure and model whilst maintaining successful growth on-pitch.

January 2014 - May 2015
Notts County FC

Head of Commercial

Tasked with increasing revenue and commercial planning and direction in failing Football model. Achieved growth in Season Ticket sales with award winning campaign and instilled a winning culture in the organisation that saw on and off-pitch fortunes turnaround.

May 2009 - March 2019
Cronulla Sharks NRL

Chairman

Took autonomous control of failing asset with Bank foreclosure looming and large year on year losses. Transformed culture and financial governance over a 4 year period and delivering a property plan that cleared all historic debt and created a year on year profit scenario.