Roger Draper

Roger Draper

Warrington Wolves

Chief Executive of Warrington Wolves

Roger Draper is Chief Executive of Warrington Wolves. He is one of the new breed of sports leaders who are applying direct experience of competing as an athlete and first rate business skills and experience to achieve radical improvement in the way sport is run.

Over the past 20 years he has been involved in all aspects of the transformation of British sport, putting in place practical and widely acclaimed strategies, modernising organisations, engineering the joining up of all aspects of sport and securing new commercial backing. He is now leading a more informed approach to sports business management ensuring that Warrington Wolves are one of the leading Rugby League Clubs in the world.

He has wide experience in the business of sport, this has included 4 years as Chief Executive at Sport England, leading a major review and reorganisation of the 500m spent on sport in the UK, involvement in the London 2012 bid and he was Accounting Officer for the completion of the Wembley National Stadium project. He then spent 7 years as CEO of the Lawn Tennis Association where he completed a ground breaking £25m commercial partner deal with Aegon and grew the turnover of the business by 45% to £65m. He left the LTA in September 2013, two months after Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77 year wait for a male champion. He became Chief Executive of Warrington Wolves in March 2015.

Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Sept 16 NetworkingFestival Networking – an event for Warrington businesses3 HoursSeptember 29, 2016