Andy Westlake, Chairman at European Sponsorship Association. Andy has worked in the business of sponsorship and sports marketing for nearly 30 years working for media owners and agencies on major sales, consultancy and activation projects around the world. He started his career in commercial radio and then moved to the agency world in 2008 setting up a specialist sponsorship business within the global media buying business MEC. From 2002 until 2015 Andy was a key part of the leadership team at Fast Track, rising to CEO. Fast Track was a market-leading, international sports marketing agency headquartered in London, now established as an integrated part of the Sport and Entertainment Group CSM. The agency established a reputation as one of the best in the industry. Fast Track was Marketing Magazine’s Agency of the Year in 2011, had a place in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to work for and a reputation for award-winning work with some of the world's leading brands.
The agency had offices around the world and worked with clients including Emirates, Land Rover, HSBC, Gazprom, AIA and Subway. He set up Westlake Consulting in 2015, is a board member at British Universities and Colleges Sport, a NED of the sports agency SQN, Chairman of Chesham United Ladies FC (an Arsenal sister club), and Chairman of the European Sponsorship Association, Europe’s trade body that seeks to inspire, unite and grow the sponsorship industry for the benefit of its members. Through his consultancy business, Andy currently works across a number of sectors including eSport (with Overactive Media Group), Olympic sport (with Street League Skateboarding), and with brands like Shell