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We inform and enable action to improve sport sector leadership performance



Our customers are ambitious senior leaders achieving outstanding performance in their organisations. Together we are causing greater sports performance and participation throughout society.

Duncan Truswell - Strategic Lead Talent and Performance, Sport England
The opportunity and stimulus to reflect on some priority development areas.

Andy Cairns - Director, Sky Sport News
A great ability to pull together disparate groups, differing views and conflicting opinions to find common ground and coherent strategies.

Sadie Mason - CEO, Sussex County Sports Partnership
Enabled all to make valued contributions and to gain consensus among what is a Board of very diverse views.


Board & Exec Team Evaluation

Our fresh, practical and relevant insights into your performance and governance will make sure your investments in leadership delivers results

HR Director,
The Football Association

Connected with the team as a whole and helped us understand ourselves better.


Tier III Sport England Funded Partner

The report was full of insight, it is provoking lots of discussion. We can see how we can improve the working of the Board, Exec and Council.

More informed, effective and timely decision making

Compliance with the UK Sport / Sport England Code for Sports Governance

Better prioritisation and resource allocation - for sustainable performance

Greater strategic alignment, collaboration, and stakeholder buy-in

Outcomes >

Capture objective understanding of your leadership performance
Obtain valuable insights and improvement opportunities
Create realistic, prioritised plans

Process >

Multiple methodology diagnosis against standards and benchmarks - check-lists, surveys, interviews, document review, meeting observation

Report Content >

Objective compliance assessment
Evidence-based insights
ID of priority improvement opportunities
Practical actions and next steps

Leadership Courses & Workshops

Join other senior leaders for practical, action-orineted, experiential learning with HorizonSport - and apply new leadership mindsets and techniques to your current business issues

Rachel Knight - Commercial Director, BT Sport

Helped me to unlock certain leadership areas which were holding me back, and the cohort really supported each other.


Mark Lawrie - Deputy CEO, Street Games

Positively challenging, immersive, thought-provoking, behaviour changing input from great sector leaders. Transformed my approach to leadership.

Find out more about our courses and workshops for:

Bespoke Coaching Programmes

Transform the individual and collective performance of senior leaders in your organisation - adapt, innovate, collaborate and thrive together in the face of change

Rimla Akhtar MBE - Founder, Get On Board

A unique combination of top-quality coaching backed by a deep understanding of the sport sector, which leads to a vastly improved leadership for our fast paced industry.


Martin Glenn - CEO, The FA

We improved the frankness of conversations in the Senior Team to better address cross functional issues. I’ve not experienced this quality of structured coaching before and would certainly recommend to other organisations.


We are practical leadership experts enabling brilliant performance by diverse, authentic and high-impact CEOs, Boards and Executive Teams.

The HorizonSport coaches and course leaders are business leaders and strategy consultants, each with multiple years of experience in the sector and top-notch expertise and credentials in leadership development.  

Meet some of the team...


Dr Mark Baker

Multi-national global executive leader e.g. Speedo London2012 & Canterbury RWC2015
Chartered Inst of Management Accounts Fellow & Institute of Risk Management Specialist


Katy Tuncer

Former McKinsey Consultant and British Army Officer
APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Judge Business School Speaker
Sport and physical activity sector specialist since 2006


Holly Peck

Performance psychology specialist with a masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology
Expert in applying psychological tools in coaching
National netball champion 2017


Nick Allen

Business coach for 25 yrs e.g. Asics Global, Allianz; Deloitte 
AEC executive coaching diploma
Specialist at integrating 360 feedback into leadership programmes


Mandy Ayres

Former Global Senior Leadership Executive Nike
CCPC Accredited Professional Coach
25 years in sport and physical activity including 5 years at the Football Foundation 

Our Values

  1. Leverage our diverse skills and personal relevant experience
  2. Build capability and enable/coach/facilitate leaders to be brilliant
  3. Use the best knowledge for action and take a practical approach for maximum impact
  4. Are adaptable and responsive, led by customer needs
  5. Learn constantly and are recognised as thought-leaders


Let's talk! How can we serve you and your business?

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Registered Address: 43 Kneesworth Street, Royston, SG8 5AB
Contact: Denise Williams - denise@horizon-sport.co.uk