PRWeek UK Power Book: Top ten in sport comms

PRWeek's UK Power Book reveals the PR professionals who lead the way in their respective areas. Today, we list the top ten comms pros from the world of sport.

Top, top players: (l-r) Dan Johnson, Scott Field and Robert Sullivan make the Power Book podium for sport
Top, top players: (l-r) Dan Johnson, Scott Field and Robert Sullivan make the Power Book podium for sport

With the buzz and drama around the Premier League as intense as ever, the organisation’s Dan Johnson tops this table.


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Football’s prominence means there’s space for PR chiefs at the Football Association, plus Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC.

The bodies for the Olympics, cricket and tennis also get a spot, alongside agency sport specialists.

1. Dan Johnson – Director of comms, Premier League

2. Scott Field – Director of comms, British Olympic Association

3. Robert Sullivan – Comms and strategy director, The Football Association

4. Steve Atkins – Head of comms and public affairs, Chelsea FC

5. Chris Haynes – Director of comms, England & Wales Cricket Board

6. Phil Townsend – Director of comms, Manchester United FC

7. Jon Tibbs, OBE – Chairman, JTA

8. Steve Martin – Global CEO, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

9. Henry Chappell – Founder, Pitch Marketing Group

10. John Dolan – Head of media, Lawn Tennis Association


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