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SPORTS FUTURISTS, DRIVEN BY EXPERIENCE, DELIVERING RESULTS.


ABOUT
Catalyst is a young and dynamic sports marketing business, driven by experienced hands. We create, acquire, develop and advise premium sports properties.
The Catalyst team combines decades of success operating at the highest levels of sports business, with a passion for building innovative events in high-growth markets. We offer partners and clients a rare mix of practical local expertise and genuine global credentials.

Our activities and networks span the globe, with a focus on Asia-Pacific and in particular the most in-demand sports market in the world: China

Catalyst takes a deeply committed, end-to-end approach to our projects


PROJECTS
We focus on football – a globally unrivalled passion point and a sport experiencing an historic boom in China.
The demand for premium football content around the globe is ever-growing. Credible, sustainable and innovative commercial development of the game is critical.

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP

The International Champions Cup (ICC) has revolutionized the pre-season touring experience for the world’s biggest and best football clubs.

The tournament provides clubs with a consistent annual platform to engage with huge global fan-bases, drive pre-season buzz and prepare their global super-stars with meaningful matches against similarly high-quality opposition.
Since 2013, the ICC has attracted millions of fans to consistently sold-out events in USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and China and has attracted huge audiences across nearly 170 territories globally.
The ICC revolution has delivered a platform that provides unprecedented value to fans, broadcasters, governments and sponsors – as well of course participating clubs and players.

PEOPLE


Catalyst is made up of a powerful mix of experience and youth, local and global.

We offer expertise in strategy, business and brand development, sponsorship and media sales, TV production, client servicing, project management and event delivery.

Our team’s past and present has been spent as trusted advisors and contributors to some of the world’s most respected and recognizable sports properties.


Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins

Chairman

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Hidetaka Toba

Hidetaka Toba

Chief Operations Officer

Oliver Duss

Oliver Duss

Senior Vice President, Sales

Simon Calder

Simon Calder

Senior Vice President, Operations

Doris Hanselmann

Doris Hanselmann

Vice President, Partnerships

Ned Negus

Ned Negus

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs

Rebecca Ngan

Rebecca Ngan

Director of Administration

Shirley Ho

Shirley Ho

Manager, Regional Finance

Sandra Dharmawan

Sandra Dharmawan

Associate Vice President, Partnerships

Bob Kemp

Bob Kemp

Executive Producer, International Champions Cup

Jackie Yu

Consultant, International Champions Cup China

Xixi Dou

Xixi Dou

Senior Manager, Marketing Partnerships

Steven Long

Steven Long

Senior Manager, Business Development

Charry Chen

Charry Chen

Manager, Partnership Sales

Erica Gao

Erica Gao

Senior Executive, Partnerships

Lily He

Lily He

Executive, Operations

Zhensu Xiao (Jacob)

Zhensu Xiao (Jacob)

Executive, Sales and Marketing

PARTNERS
To deliver our projects, we work hand-in-hand with accomplished sports and entertainment organisations globally and locally.
 
We are proud to call them partners.
CLIENTS

Broadcasters

Premium live sports content is one of the most critical strategic investment for broadcasters.
Sport provides a multi-layered value proposition; huge live audiences, engagement on second and third screens and topical buzz to drive promotion. Catalyst has a track record of packaging, producing and selling premium sports content to top media organizations.

Below is a selection of our valued broadcaster clients.

Sponsors

CONTACT
GET IN TOUCH WITH US, WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Broadcast rights:


Oliver Duss
Senior Vice President
Sales

oliver@catalystmedia.com

+41 79 278 2726

Sponsorship rights:


Ned Negus
Vice President
Sales & Marketing

ned@catalystmedia.com

+852 5664 0210

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