Speakers

Dave Barton
Head of Communications, British & Irish Lions

With more than 25 years of experience in sport communications and journalism, Dave has been the Head of Communications for the British & Irish Lions since January 2016. Previously he was Communications Manager for the England rugby union team at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, Corporate Communications Manager for the Rugby Football
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Peter Heneghan
Head of Communications, LADbible Group

Peter Heneghan is the Head of Communications at LADbible Group focussed on developing the company’s public reputation and driving exposure of all key initiatives. LADbible is one of the world’s leading social publishers with massive youth communities across multiple channels including websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube. It’s followed by more than half of
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Richard Kenyon
Director of Marketing and Communications, Everton Football Club

Experienced Marketing and Communications professional, Richard has been the Director of Marketing and Communications at Everton Football Club since January 2014. Previously he was the Managing Director at Kenyon Fraser – one of the North’s most established and largest marketing communications consultancies. For eight years prior to Kenyon Fraser, Richard worked in marketing / business
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Matt Peacock
Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Vodafone

Matt Peacock is Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone where he leads the company’s communications, sustainable business and human rights strategy across more than 40 countries. He was previously the Group Communications Director with the global oil and gas exploration and production company BG Group and has held communications director roles with the UK
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Shane Whelan
Head of Digital, British & Irish Lions

Shane Whelan is the Head of Digital for the British & Irish Lions and has been in the position since 2012. In 2013, he managed all digital affairs for the successful tour of Australia and more recently was at the digital helm for the 2017 tour of New Zealand. In addition to his role at
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