Experienced sports industry executive Andrew Billingham has joined specialist search firm and performance experts, Elite Performance Partners, as Non-Executive Director.


For a company that provides sports teams and organisations with long-term performance solutions, Elite Performance Partners will look to benefit from his insight and expertise in how teams can achieve greater success and increase their levels of performance.

Andrew has worked across the global sports industry for over 27 years and brings his leadership skills to the business alongside a record of high performance results. Andrew was a Senior Executive at Stoke City, Birmingham City, he’s worked for sports brands like Adidas and more recently as CEO of Bristol Sport (including Bristol City, Bristol Rugby, Bristol Flyers Basketball and Ashton Gate Stadium). During his six years at Stoke City FC he oversaw record revenue increases from £11m to £85m. He’s also won awards professionally for stadium redevelopment, hospitality, fan base growth and record attendances.

David Slemen, Managing Director of Elite Performance Partners, commented, “Andrew is a strategic leader who shares our approach for achieving long-term sustainable success and the importance of creating an environment to drive increased levels of high performance.”

Sports organisations are looking for opportunities to develop and drive sustainable success. This requires them to appoint executives with the vision and leadership to empower high performance.

In his career so far, Andrew’s performance and results experience has seen him achieve two Premier League promotions, one Championship promotion, a Premiership Rugby promotion, two British Basketball play-offs, an FA Cup final and a Europa League quarter-final.

Andrew Billingham feels it’s an exciting and significant time to be joining the company. He said, “Professional and performance leadership is now a premium and Elite Performance Partners offer expertise to assist organisations to deliver the right solutions. I’m looking forward to helping them achieve even greater success.”

David Slemen added, “Andrew is ideal for this important role within our company and his knowledge and experience will benefit our clients who are looking to achieve more in elite sport.”

Andrew also currently acts as a Non-Executive Director for British Basketball and Vice Chair of the Prince’s Trust South West Development Committee to give young people business opportunities.

For organisations wanting to utilise the professional expertise Elite Performance Partners has available, they can get in contact with them.

Further Information

Elite Performance Partners was founded in 2013 to help elite sports organisations to find, develop and nurture the specialist senior leaders and expert practitioners that are essential to their success. They work with organisations across the world of sport, including governing bodies, Premier League football clubs, Premiership rugby clubs and Olympic sports.

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