CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Chief Executive Officer is the top Executive position at a sports club. This senior role manages the club’s business vision, driving commercial outcomes to maximise profit and meet business targets. With a key focus on finance, the Chief Executive Officer establishes and monitors financial control systems, sets budgets and works to increase the club’s share price. Regular reports on progress are given at board meetings.
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Given the prominence of the role, the Chief Executive Officer of a sports club may come under scrutiny in the media.
An undergraduate degree is essential, while an MBA is highly desirable. Typically, Chief Executive Officers are recruited on the basis of their experience.
Senior level management experience is necessary to be considered for this role. Extensive experience in business, often amounting to decades, is the minimum requirement. This will have taught applicants to manage risks, lead senior employees, meet business objectives and implement strategies. They should be able to refer to occasions where their particular input has led to significant business growth.