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    Unlocking the
    Marketing Potential of
    Mass Participation Sport

    We passionately believe in their power. They are designed for all: to discover, experience and share...

    We do this with, and for, brands. Tailoring to their audiences, needs, plans, targets and ambitions. Small to huge, local to global, strategy to delivery.

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    Tom Kerry

    Tom Kerry
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    Tom Kerry

    Events Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight in 1999, initially working on mass participation multisport events for young people; I’m now the Events Director with responsibility for a team of 20+ people creating and delivering premium participation sporting experiences

    Sports Interests

    I’m a keen runner and cyclist who loves parkrun and who regularly enters into participation events. I volunteer with Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC young athletes and passionately believe in the benefits of an active world

    Mike Jones

    Mike Jones
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    Mike Jones

    Head of Business Development

    Limelight History

    New to the company in March 2014 following 16 years within Formula 1 and top level motorsport. Focused on commercialising our international properties and top domestic experiences.

    Sports Interests

    I like a whole bunch of sports, but particularly enjoy motorsport, cycling, rugby and golf. I ran the 2009 London Marathon and raced several sportives including London-Paris, although I do less sport than I used to which is now limited to the occasional run or bike ride.

    Ian Hayne

    Ian Hayne
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    Ian Hayne

    Senior Project Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined in 2011 to take over project management of the Swimathon. Since then I have been heavily involved in some of our newest properties including Night Run, London Duathlon and School Swimathon. Within the Invested Properties department, I now specialize in creating and developing our owned events.

    Sports Interests

    I am a pure, unashamed sports geek. If ever I’m not watching sport on TV then I’m attempting (and generally failing) to emulate the pros in real life. In recent times this has turned into a passion for cycling and running, and an attempt to get back into the pool mean that a triathlon is next on my list

    Sue Courtney

    Sue Courtney
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    Sue Courtney

    Head of Corporate Services (UK)

    Limelight History

    I first started working for Limelight in 1998 as PR Manager, progressing into Account Management. Having briefly left in both 2001 and 2005 I realised the grass is actually not greener (!) and returned in 2007 to take on the role of Head of Project Management. In 2011 I became Head of Corporate Services.

    Sports Interests

    If I have the time between studying (for a Post Graduate Diploma in HR) and looking after my child my preferences are for running and am also looking forward to trying skiing again next winter, after a second operation to mend my ruptured ACLs!

    Gemma Marks

    Gemma Marks
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    Gemma Marks

    Account Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    Since joining in 2006, I continue to be inspired by the passion and dedication of our participants as well as my colleagues. My role now focusses on the long term growth and development of the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and London Duathlon.

    Sports Interests

    In search of some ‘me time’ away from my children, I took up running and completed my first half marathon in September. The recent tube strike was a real reminder of why cycling is so great, now I just need to upgrade the Apollo...

    Craig Dews

    Craig Dews
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    Craig Dews

    CEO

    Limelight History

    Joined Limelight in 1998 as Project Manager for Swimathon. Appointed CEO in November 2001 and have looked to develop the team, our client relationships and our company credentials since then. Very privileged to lead such a talented and enthusiastic team of people.

    Sports Interests

    Football and Rugby League. Now running and cycling. Duathlon debut September 2014!

    Bastien Hibon

    Bastien Hibon
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    Bastien Hibon

    Marketing Director (UK)

    Limelight History

    Using mass participation to get brands and communities to meet around sport was a fascinating proposition when I joined in August 2013. Since then I have learned to understand the incredible power of mass participation and fallen for the passion and creativity of the Limelight Sports team

    Sports Interests

    Pinning down to one sport or one sport event is impossible! Sport has always been at the heart of my life – Noah, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Clyde Drexler, Federer, Zidane… The sports I practice the most regularly are tennis, skiing, cycling and hiking.

    Sondrine Sharland

    Sondrine Sharland
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    Sondrine Sharland

    Assistant Production & Logistics Manager (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined in May 2012 on the TfL Olympics team within production for all the road race events. I have since been involved in a number of projects including RPFHM, Palace to Palace, Energizer Night Run, J.P.Morgan CC, London Duathlon, Swim Britain, Sport Relief and LYG.

    Sports Interests

    I enjoy keeping fit especially being outdoors. Walking in the hills and mountains, cycling or more recently scooting around the streets of London for my commute.

    Jonathan Whittall

    Jonathan Whittall
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    Jonathan Whittall

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I work for the CRM team as a Project Coordinator and started at Limelight Sports in November 2013. The projects I work on include Swimathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon & Ultra, London Duathlon and Project V.

    Sports Interests

    I am an avid all round sports fan and sportsman, with a particular interest in Southampton FC. I am particularly looking forward to seeing our young talent shine at the World Cup in Brazil. A personal highlight includes running the London Marathon in 2012.

    Rosa Aaronovitch

    Rosa Aaronovitch
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    Rosa Aaronovitch

    Digital Marketing Executive (UK)

    Limelight History

    Having graduated in 2012 with a largely political background, I decided to put my number one obsession* to good use and work in sport. I’ve been at Limelight Sports now for two months and couldn’t have asked for a better environment in which to flex my digitally marketed muscles. (*cake a close second)

    Sports Interests

    One afternoon, sort-of-long ago, I found myself bored senseless with GCSE revision. Desperate to find a means of escape my mother couldn’t object to, I went for a run. Since then I’ve run in many a country, covered many a mile and secured GFA times running the London and NYC Marathons.

    Diccon Loy

    Diccon Loy
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    Diccon Loy

    Commercial Director (UK properties)

    Limelight History

    My Limelight Sports career kicked off with Nike's PannaKO '04 & now involves the growth, development & direction of Limelight's own properties.

    Sports Interests

    Football now replaced by multi-sport (London Duathlon 2005 was my first) & iron-distance soon? Marathon highlight was NYC '08 & now just 90 secs off Good for Age

    Andrew O’Loughlin

    Andrew O’Loughlin
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    Andrew O’Loughlin

    Managing Director (Australia)

    Limelight History

    I was lucky to be part of the UK company team for 5 years during a massive growth phase, and then set up the Australia/NZ company in 2009. Have been the MD since then!

    Sports Interests

    Run, bike (road/MTB/fixie), swim (badly). Golf (even worse…), and anything else where you can hit/pass/shoot!!

    Leyanne Jenkins

    Leyanne Jenkins
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    Leyanne Jenkins

    Account Director - Cycling (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight in 2013 to grow our global cycling strategy, and develop new event concepts. My background is mass participation charity events and elite sports. For a number of years I worked for British Cycling delivering major events before moving to the Games to deliver the Olympic BMX.

    Sports Interests

    I love cycling and it’s fair to say that I’m happiest when I’m out my bike! From taking on new challenges, weekend training rides, to pootles about town, and soon to be back MTB'ing. To complement the riding this I’ve taken up pilates, and in the winter you'll find me out in the mountains skiing.

    Nicola Drummy (Australia)

    Nicola Drummy (Australia)
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    Nicola Drummy (Australia)

    Nicola.drummy@limelightsports.com

    Limelight History

    I started at Limelight Sports in August 2011, when I started we had a small team of 3 in the Melbourne office and 1 in our Sydney office. From there we have grown, and moved to a larger office in the process. I have been lucky enough to have worked across a large number of projects, from small scale one day events to large scale major campaigns. I manage the Nike running account at present which means I am immersed in the Nike world and all the excitement and challenges it poses. Currently I am leading on the Nike She Runs event and Limelight’s internal IT requirements and digital team. Throughout my time at Limelight I have been involved in charity events, running events, and community events, digital campaign’s and have a lot of diversity in my roles.

    Sports Interests

    My favorite activity when I have free is a mix of adventure sports like mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding on the bay in St Kilda or down in the coast on the Great Ocean Road. Skateboarding, especially downhill has always been a passion of mine especially down the coast with big sweeping hills with friends

    Martin Stritzker

    Martin Stritzker
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    Martin Stritzker

    Production Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    Martin started with Limelight when the Australian offices opened in 2009 after working for another sport events agency. Since then he has looked after the Production and Logistics side of all mayor events including the J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge and Nike She Runs.

    Sports Interests

    Surfing, beach volleyball, swimming and cycling

    Steve Dews

    Steve Dews
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    Steve Dews

    Head of Technology

    Limelight History

    I have been with Limelight Sports for over 10 years and experienced first hand countless campaigns in this time. This experience of the live event and event campaigns coupled with my technical knowledge allows me and my team to specialise in “applied technology”; technology that is designed for participation sport enhancing the experience of the participant and their spectators.

    Sports Interests

    Keen cyclist and triathlete. Soft spot for Birmingham city.

    Limelight Sports Ltd

    29-35 Rathbone Street
    London
    W1T 1NJ
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 72994160
    Fax: +44 (0) 20 72994161

    info@limelightsports.com

    Limelight Sports Australia

    86 Tope Street
    South Melbourne
    VIC 3205
    Tel: +61 (0) 3 9645 9033

    hello@limelightsports.com

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