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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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    Sandra Senior

    Sandra Senior
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    Sandra Senior

    Head of Finance (UK)

    Limelight History

    I am the head of finance at Limelight Sports. I most enjoy the interaction with my colleagues. I like the variety that each project brings. Occasionally the Experience department will let me out of the office to help out on one of their events. Fun, fun, fun!!!

    Sports Interests

    I like running for fun and in the spring to summer months I run home at least once a week – covering 13+ miles. I love the gym and you can find me in my local gym at least five days a week, working on strength training or maintaining my cardio levels.

    Karla Bunney

    Karla Bunney
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    Karla Bunney

    Marketing Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    I came to Limelight Sports in 2011 from a Melbourne-based sports media company. With a love for all things sport and events, and a background in sports marketing, I am responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and publicity strategy for clients and Limelight owned properties.

    Sports Interests

    Basketball! I have played since I was young, and still play weekly in a domestic competition. I can’t get past the fact that you can exercise while playing a game that you love. I’d much rather be on the basketball court than in the gym.

    Danielle Galea

    Danielle Galea
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    Danielle Galea

    Account Manager (Australia)

    Limelight History

    Project lead on the Wiggle Cycle Series Victorian events, Triathlon Victoria’s Yarrawonga Mulwala MultiSport Festival including the State Championship Triathlon and National Championship for the Aquathlon. Now also working on Nike Running events.

    Sports Interests

    Fun run marathoner, having completed 7 marathons and more in sight! An NTC / cross-fit style gym junkie and yoga wannabe!

    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!

    Holly Gregory

    Holly Gregory
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    Holly Gregory

    Staffing Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I started working permanently for Limelight Sports in May 2015. Prior to this I had been involved in many of the company’s projects in an array of event day roles. Since May, I have worked on Royal Bank of Canada V Series and Race for the Kids, numerous Nike projects included the Women’s 10KM Run and JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. I am now looking forward to my next working challenges, including Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon!

    Sports Interests

    Since joining the Limelight Sports Team, I have started running and am really enjoying Lunch Time Run Clubs! I love yoga (the hotter the better!) and have had a passion for skiing from a young age.

    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

    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.

    Sarah Knights

    Sarah Knights
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    Sarah Knights

    Technical Lead (UK)

    Limelight History

    As the Technical Lead, I am responsible for the technical integrity of digital projects while providing technical guidance to client and department staff at brand, programme and project levels.

    Sports Interests

    Having recently completed my first half marathon, my next challenge is to cycle from London to Brighton. Aside from participating in organised events, I am a keen supporter of rugby union and ice hockey, and enjoy nothing better tackling parts of the South Downs on my bike.

    Prue Dimond

    Prue Dimond
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    Prue Dimond

    Account Manager

    Limelight History

    With a background in sports and entertainment marketing, I join Limelight as one of the newest members of the Melbourne Team. With a love for moving and being active every single day, joining ‘The agency for the active world’ seems like a match made in heaven. On a day to day basis, I am the client liaison, ensuring their target and needs are met throughout every facet of our project execution.

    Sports Interests

    I’m a dabbler in all things active – yoga, running, swimming, triathlons, spin. If it makes me move, I’ve probably tried it. Currently obsessed with SoulCycle-like spin classes and yoga, but always looking for a new activity to try out…

    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

    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 I realised the grass is actually not greener on the other side and returned to the company in 2007 to take on the role of Head of Project Management. In 2011 I became Head of Corporate Services and have since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in HR and am now an Assoc member of the CIPD. My challenge for 2015/2016 is to complete my final year at the University of Wales (part time) to get my Masters in HR.

    Sports Interests

    I enjoy running and have completed a number of 10ks. If I get the chance I also like to ski, having only learnt 10 years ago I’m making up for lost time!

    Kate Lansdowne

    Kate Lansdowne
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    Kate Lansdowne

    Project Coordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined Limelight Sports in December 2013 having worked initially as day staff on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. My time here so far has been a very busy but incredibly rewarding experience – now I can’t wait to get stuck in and actually work on our events this summer!

    Sports Interests

    I enjoy swimming and am a keen runner – I have done a half marathon but am determined to one day run the whole hog. I also enjoy group activity and attend regular Body Attack classes and Boot Camp (though my attendance in the latter seems to trail off over winter)!

    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.

    Rikki-Louise Nayler

    Rikki-Louise Nayler
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    Rikki-Louise Nayler

    Account Director (Australia)

    Limelight History

    Joined the Limelight team in 2016 as the Account Director for Nike Pacific - Running, Football and Womens Training categories. I feel so privileged to be part of such a passionate, energetic and experienced global team, committed to bringing premium athlete experiences to the active world.

    Sports Interests

    Passionate about all things fitness - N+TC, spin, boxing, pump, yoga to name a few. Avid follower of the AFL and a lover of live sports experiences!

    Sam Carter

    Sam Carter
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    Sam Carter

    Project Co-ordinator (UK)

    Limelight History

    I joined the team on a temporary basis in 2014, and was delighted to be offered a chance to return soon after. Since then I have been fortunate enough to work on a number of premium mass participation sporting events, including the Royal Parks Half Marathon, London Duathlon and NikeCourt Club.

    Sports Interests

    The sports I enjoy taking part in the most are tennis, football and golf.

    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!!

    Limelight Sports Ltd

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

    info@limelightsports.com


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    Limelight Sports Australia

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

    hello@limelightsports.com


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    Limelight Sports Middle East

    PO Box 392831
    Dubai
    UAE
    Tel: +971 (0) 564 912 107

    dubai@limelightsports.com


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