28 Apr

Economic Crime Series: Governance and Ownership Issues in Football

Online Event
Decades of self-regulation and rapid expansion has led the sport sector to lag behind other industries in corporate governance policy implementation, as demonstrated by the consistent media exposure documenting scandals at football clubs, and National and International Sport Federations. Dr. Rob Wilson and Christina Philippou will draw on ongoing research to examine governance and ownership issues in football and beyond, as well as how these tie into economic crime.

Dr. Rob Wilson is Head of Department for Finance, Accounting and Business Systems at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been involved in academic and applied work in football finance and governance since 2010 and has published extensively on topics including; financial health, governance, economic decision making and resilience with his PhD focussing on the factors affecting financial performance in professional team sport. He presents his work all over the world, serves on several editorial boards for leading journals and has a rich network in board rooms of professional clubs. His research team has recently secured an ESRC funded project to examine the financial impact of COVID-19 on football and its communities and he has consulted for the English Football League.

Christina Philippou is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and a qualified Chartered Accountant. She spent 8 years working as a forensic accountant for a Big Four firm in London, undertaking disputes and expert witness work; fraud, insider trading, bribery and corruption investigations; regulatory and US sanctions compliance work; and anti-money laundering, compliance, and fraud risk reviews. She has also been a member of accounting training teams for solicitors and barristers, including acting as a financial expert for advocacy training for the Inner Temple, and has taught football finance modules for the Premier League. Her research interests are in the areas of forensic accounting, financial corruption, and sport governance.

The Economic Crime Series: Governance and Ownership Issues in Football will be taking place online on Wednesday, April 28 2021 from 16:00 – 17:00 BST. For more information on this webinar / and or registration, click here.