Playon is a global network of sports professionals set up with the aim of maintaining their value after retirement.
Great emphasis has been placed on bringing together the best in class on allfronts. The playon team will be a mix of in-house and out-sourced expertise.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
PAUL BANKS BSC
Paul has an impressive depth of expertise in the logistics, planning and delivery of success with Manchester City where he was a crucial part of the behind-the-scenes team that won two Premier League titles, two League Cup triumphs and the Champions League 2016 semi-final, one of his responsibilities off-field support to Sergio Aguero and his family. Previously he worked at FMCG Sales & Marketing - delivering key Budweiser deals with Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
CHIEF DIGITAL OFFICER
ANDREW MASKALL MBA
Andrew has over 20 years’ management experience in the media industry and five years’ TV production experience before that. Based in Dubai, he launched and headed up marketing for a wide range of channels including MBC2, the most popular movie channel in the world with over 150 million viewers.
FIONA ARMSTRONG HALL ACA
Fiona read Jurisprudence at Pembroke College, Oxford, qualified as a chartered accountant with KMPG and worked for AstraZeneca in international finance.
HEAD OF MEDIA
Ken has global experience in writing and design as a senior staff man at the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, News International and Express Newspapers as well as spending almost six years in California broadcasting with CNN and ESPN and as chief contributor for LifeApps.
Martin worked with IBM, HP, Manchester City Council, Cheshire County Council, ICI, BBC, Weston Point Studios in IT support, field service and account management.
EVAN MERVYN DAVIES, BARON DAVIES OF ABERSOCH CBE
British former banker and Labour government minister until May 2010 as Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business. Davies was chairman of Standard Chartered PLC between November 2006 and January 2009, having been chief executive between 2001 and 2006 and a director since 1997.
VIVIAN ALEXANDER “VIV” ANDERSON MBE
Viv is an English football coach and former player. Born in Nottingham, he played for Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday. He is also notable for being Sir Alex Ferguson’s first signing at Manchester United. As of 2005, Anderson has been involved in running a successful events company called NWE Global and also works as a goodwill ambassador for the Football Association, plus many other football-related charities including Kick it Out, the Arthur Wharton Foundation and many others. Viv is also playon’s CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
Football talent scout and former England player who won titles in three countries with Everton, Olympique de Marseilles and Rangers. He played in two of England’s most famous matches since 1966 including the world cup quarter-final against Argentina at Mexico 86 and the semi-final against Germany at Italia 90. Trevor is also recognized for his media work, particularly with BBC and RTÉ Sport.
ANDREW “CHUBBY” CHANDLER
A retired English professional golfer (European Tour) and current Managing Director of Cheshire-based sports management firm ISM (International Sports Management). Notable clients of ISM (past and present) include Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and Danny Willett (golf); Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Michael Vaughan and Freddie Flintoff (cricket).