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WHO WE ARE

 

Simon Williams
Chairman, 
Zeus Events
Official Rights Holder 

Over 30 years of banking and investment experience having held senior executive positions across the world, including Citigroup and HSBC UK. With a reputation for leadership and excellence of execution, Simon now has a number of board positions and is also Chairman at Crowdcube.

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Esther O’Callaghan OBE – Head of Legacy & Development

 

Esther O’Callaghan OBE
Head of Legacy & Development

 

Clarins ‘Most Dynamic Woman of the Year’ and a 2018 Women of the Year Alumni member, Esther is listed on the 2018 SIA Global Power 100 and International 50 – Women in Staffing.

Through 2019, Esther will qualify as a Level 2 British Cycling Coach and Level 2 British Triathlon Coach, having discovered a love of cycling through an IRONMAN challenge, part of a year-long programme of fundraising resulting in the support over 550 young people into employment.

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Darren Clayton, Managing Director, Zeus Sports Group - Official Rights Holder

 

Darren Clayton
Managing Director, Zeus Events
Official Rights Holder

An events management company that regularly work with local, national and international brands, as well as rights holders, public bodies and NGO’s. They recently led the Invictus Games fundraising programme, and their corporate clients include PWC, HSBC UK, Heineken, Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Allianz. Alongside operating partner Sport for Television. The team also deliver local and national cycling events, including CBRE Great Property Bike Ride, The Great Britain & Ireland Bike Ride and the Classic Bike Ride series.

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Alan Rushton, Race Director, Sport For Television

 

Alan Rushton
Race Director, Sport For Television

Alan has founded and run some of cycling’s most successful and iconic cycle rides in the UK and internationally, including bringing the Tour de France to the UK and Ireland with Sport for Television. His team have promoted 10 Tour of Britain cycle races, 11 Tours of Ireland, the UCI World Track Championships in 2000 & 2008, and 8 UCI World Cup professional road cycling events for the European Broadcasting Union. Alan has also spent 8 years as Race Controller of the Telekom Malaysia Tour de Langkawi.

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Rita Bellanca – Event Manager

 

Rita Bellanca
Event Manager

Rita has extensive experience working on major international cycling events with worldwide media and public involvement, ranging from UCI Road Cycling World Championships, Tour de France and events in Europe and Asia. Rita has a comprehensive understanding of event organisation and understands the importance of working within a team.

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Jack Royle – Head of Partnerships

 

Jack Royle
Head of Partnerships

Jack combined a senior management role in professional rugby league whilst securing a Master of Science degree. He then led a new commercial strategy for England Rugby’s travel business, working on 6 Nations and Rugby World Cup 2015, before taking a move to Premiership Rugby. In his spare time, he was a Director for a Homeless Charity. Jack is now a key player at Zeus Sports Group, and is passionate about bringing brands to life through sport.

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