Mott MacDonald has appoint Andy Preece, a veteran in the sport consultancy industry and most recently at AECOM Economics, as Director in the firm's Sport business. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm, and is tasked with further growing the business, with focus on planning for venues and major sporting events.
Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Andy Preece worked at AECOM Economics as a Director in the firm’s Sport practice. He was previously a Director of Programme Services at the World Academy of Sport for a year and a half, starting in 2013. Earlier in his career he worked at Director sport consultancy firm, Elms Partnership, from 2010; a Director of National and International Projects at pmpgenesis, from 1997; in various roles over three year at Deloitte in its Leisure and Tourism Group, most recently as Manager; and at Strategic Leisure, starting in 1990, where he rose to the rank of Senior Consultant.
Preece holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from The Manchester Metropolitan University and a Master of Science in Sport Management from Loughborough University. He held various visiting lecturing positions, as well as serving on the board of PMP for 13 years.
Preece joins Mott MacDonald as Director in the firm’s Sports business. He brings more than 30 years’ experience to the firm, including significant expertise in market and financial feasibility studies for global sport venues and major events. His responsibilities in his new role include delivering growth for the sports advisory business across the consulting firm’s global operation, particularly in terms of planning for venues and major sporting events.
James Middling, Mott MacDonald’s global head of Sport and Events, says that the firm is “delighted” to welcome Andy to our sport and events team. He brings a wealth of experience across the sports sector, while his specialist skills in sports economics will be a great fit into our revenue based design service, helping clubs and venue owners to be more successful.”