Austin Houlihan has joined Pitch International’s senior management team in the role of Director of Strategy and Business Development.
Austin has 19 years’ experience working in the sports industry, which has seen him work globally with international federations, leagues, clubs, commercial partners and investors on a range of media, commercial and strategic projects.
He leaves his current role as a Director of the Deloitte Sports Business Group after 15 years at the company, having previously worked at Sportcal.
Houlihan said: ‘I am extremely pleased to be joining Pitch International to support the next phase of its growth and look forward to a fresh challenge in the role of Director of Strategy and Business Development.
‘I’ve enjoyed 15 fantastic years within the Sports Business Group at Deloitte and am grateful to Dan Jones and the rest of the team for their support. The Group continues to grow strongly, and I wish them every success in the future.’
Pitch International’s Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Rogers, said: “Austin’s appointment ensures that Pitch international remains ahead of the curve as we continue to evolve in an ever-changing sports industry. His wealth of experience will not only benefit Pitch, but also our partners as we develop the best strategies to drive their businesses forward.”
Austin will begin at Pitch in early November.