Who We Are

Nick Chesworth

Nick was a mainstay of the IMG senior management team since 2007, having originally joined the sports marketing giant in 1996. His remit included Key Man responsibility for the World Rugby (RWC) business alongside all other Rugby properties within the group which have included EPCR, RFU, FIR, Celtic Union, FFR, NRL, RFL/RLWC.

Nick also directed Media New Business for 5 years and had direct responsibility for IMG’s AELTC Wimbledon, International Olympic Committee, Major League Baseball/WBCI and Cycling business - overseeing an EBITDA contribution of US$20m pa. 

Prior to IMG Nick worked at McCann-Erickson and latterly CPMA working on their rugby, golf, sailing, polo Asian Olympic and music business.

Dominic Hayes

Dominic spent the last 8 years at Premiership Rugby, overseeing the commercial operation of top flight English Club Rugby and maximising revenues from the collective rights. During that period he transformed the profile of the business, growing TV audiences by 70% and revenue by 80% resulting in a valuation of £800M and the subsequent investment by CVC Capital Partners.

Prior to that, Dominic spent 11 years at WWE, heading up the international business of the sports entertainment powerhouse and overseeing the growth of WWE’s international television, PPV, digital, sponsorship and film distribution businesses.

Having started his career as part of Procter and Gamble’s management training program, he also spent time at the FA and RDA focussed on international marketing and communications.

Ben Nicholas

Ben was at IMG for 15 years as SVP Head of UK Media and Global Digital Sales.  His responsibilities included rights acquisitions and sales, client advisory and broadcast relationships. He has been at the forefront of developing and implementing strategy for sports federations on global digital strategy across content creation & distribution.

Clients included World Rugby, Scottish FA, ATP Media, US Tennis, Cricket South Africa, NHL, Moto GP, European Tour, SPFL, Rugby League, The FA, Cricket Australia, IOC, AELTC and the R&A. 

Previously Ben had spells at In The Box Media, Sunset + Vine, Asia Sports Group (now Lagardere Sports Group) and ESPN, in various production and distribution roles.

Malcolm Wall

Malcolm Wall has worked across the media spectrum in the UK and overseas. He has been actively involved in the business of sport from buying rights, developing pay and digital platforms and managing production units.

He is Chairman of River Media Partners, Chairman of Dock 10 (the Media City production facility), Chairman of Eagle Eye plc (a leading digital consumer engagement provider), Chairman of Factory 42 (the immersive entertainment company) and Chairman of Harlequin Foundation (the charitable arm of Harlequin FC). 
 
He has previously been CEO, Content at Virgin Media, CEO of Abu Dhabi Media, and COO of UBM plc. 

He has acted as an advisor to the media sector in Abu Dhabi, Pinewood plc in China and Digicel in the Caribbean. 

He has also been Chairman of Harlequin FC, the professional rugby club.