kinseysears was founded by Managing Director Tom Sears based on 20 years' experience in leadership roles and executive search within the sports industry internationally. This knowledge, insight and experience of leading major sports organisations is unique in the sports recruitment sector and our industry expertise sets us apart.

kinseysears sources senior executives and Non-Executives for the sports, physical activity and leisure sectors. Our experience includes work with Global and National Governing Bodies and Federations, professional clubs, charities and foundations, higher education institutions, venues, leisure providers, membership bodies and publicly funded organisations.


We have been both clients and candidates of search firms internationally and this has informed how we approach our relationships with organisations seeking high calibre candidates and professionals looking at the next stage of their career development.

Our established international network gives us access to leading talent in the industry and our personal approach ensures candidates look to us when they are considering their career progression.

experts in the business of sport

our experience

we have worked with some of the most recognisable organisations in all sectors of the industry worldwide 

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Gridiron Building

One Pancras Square

London N1C 4AG

If you would like to discuss your requirements please contact us:-

tel: 0203 488 2629

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our approach

Every client and candidate is unique. For every assignment we provide a bespoke, flexible service underpinned by our experience of leading sports organisations and conducting international executive search assignments.

Firstly, we take the time to meet you personally and listen to what you wish to achieve. We get to know your organisation and objectives then harness our experience, insight, networks and targeted research to deliver the outcomes you need.  

We identify the high performing talent from both within the sports industry and in other sectors. We know what is required to succeed in this unique environment and can identify the transferable skills, experience, values and personal qualities essential to making the transition from other areas.

We are on hand to advise and assist with every stage of the selection and appointment process.

executive search for the sport, physical activity
and leisure industry