Who Are Stakeholder Sport

STAKEHOLDER SPORT Founded by the former Group Head of Sport at RTÉ, Ireland’s National Media Organisation and the former vice-chair of the EBU (European Broadcast Union) Sports Committee.

Stakeholder Sport has a comprehensive network of key sports industry contacts in Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe and beyond.

Ryle Nugent / Founder & CEO

Ryle has 10 years of experience in premium sports rights negotiation, 15 years of experience in senior sports industry leadership and has consistently overseen the delivery of market leading content for audiences across all broadcast platforms. Ryle has also devised and implemented commercial solutions for sponsors and advertisers alike.

Ryle has overseen some of the biggest commercial rights deals in Irish media in the last decade and has first hand experience of the best practises employed by the biggest brands and stakeholders in world sport.

In addition, Ryle has been a senior broadcast commentator for over 15 years. This truly unique combination of senior executive and broadcast experience provides for an unrivalled insight, skill-set and understanding of the industry.

David Murray / Stakeholder Sport Associate

David was Head of Sports Rights at the BBC, Vice President of the European Broadcast Union Sports Committee, and a member of the Eurosport Consortium Board. He is formerly an investment banker specialising in media and telecoms, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

David is a co-founder of Fozmuz Limited, a boutique sports rights advisory business, that has been advising blue chip federations, broadcasters and production companies for six years, both in the UK and Ireland, as well as internationally.

Robert Foster / Stakeholder Sport Associate

Robert has worked for over 30 years in Production, Rights and Archive Management both at the BBC and as a consultant; is a former Vice-President of the EBU Sports Committee and was a member of the EBU Production and Major Events Groups. Robert has also assisted production companies and agencies deliver a suite of services as required to support the needs of rights holders and broadcasters. Robert has developed and sold a number of best selling programme formats and has an extensive network of contacts across the sports media industry.

Sven Lescuyer / Stakeholder Sport Associate

Sven is the former Deputy Head of Sports and Head of Sports Rights for the French public service broadcaster France Télévisions (2004-2018), and also former Chairman of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Sports Assembly (2011-2018), Sven Lescuyer has a wealth of experience in sports rights deals on major national and international properties as well as in scheduling, production and digital exploitation.

Sven is the founder and CEO of “The Concept – Sports & Media“, a sports rights advisory company, currently advising rights holders and broadcasters on rights strategy and implementation.