Martin Gibbs

Senior Advisor, Sport Federations

Martin has over twenty years of senior management experience in finance and sport. He is specialised in building effective strategies, improving the financial and operational performance of organisations and developing strong external partnerships.

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He has a particular interest in how legal, regulatory and governance structures in sport can be improved to protect the integrity of competition and the rights of athletes.

Current work

Martin is Special Advisor, providing advice to the Centre on its strategy of engagement with sports organisations. Martin is based in Lausanne where he works for sports organisations and NGOs as a consultant on sports governance, anti-doping and human rights in sport. He is a non-executive director at Sport Resolutions, the independent sports arbitration and dispute resolution service and is a member of the Federation Équestre Internationale’s Tribunal, responsible for hearing cases involving equine and human anti-doping and other disciplinary matters.

Previous experience

Martin is lawyer with a background in finance before he moved into sport administration. Martin worked for many years in cycling, as Policy and Legal Affairs Director at the national federation, British Cycling, and then as CEO of the international federation, the Union Cycliste Internationale, in Switzerland. At the UCI he successfully managed a period of extensive institutional change including radical improvements in anti-doping, governance, ethics and organisational performance. Martin has U.K. and French nationality and read PPE at Lincoln College, Oxford.