Jim O'Toole

  • O'Toole Swaps London Irish For Worcester

    Worcester Warriors have announced that London Irish's commercial director Jim O'Toole has been appointed as the club's new chief executive officer. O'Toole has held the position of commercial director at London Irish permanently since June 2013 after initially joining the club as a consultant and he will begin his tenure at Sixways on 1st March 2015. He joins the Warriors with over 25 years of experience in the sports industry. O'Toole was a founding director of Premiere Consulting in 1996 ...

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  • Exiles Make O’Toole Permanent Commercial Director

    London Irish have appointed Jim O’Toole as their new commercial director on a permanent basis after he spent the last five months as a consultant at the club. He became the Exiles’ interim commercial director towards the end of February after Richard Marsh left the role rather suddenly and chief executive Andy Martin has been impressed with the impact he has made. “Jim has made a strong start to his time with London Irish and we will be announcing several exciting new partners in the comin...

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  • O'Toole Out And MacKay Comes In For Worcester Restructure

    Worcester Warriors have announced a new management structure which will see chief executive, Jim O'Toole step down from his role at the end of June to be replaced by former Quins RL chief executive, Gus MacKay as managing director. MacKay will have responsibility for the operations of the club, with responsibility for the rugby department remaining with director of rugby, Gary Gold, who reports directly to the board. Chairman Bill Bolsover said: "We would like to thank Jim for his commitment and...

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  • O'Toole Launches Interim Solution

    Former Worcester Warriors chief executive, Jim O’Toole has launched a new company offering interim management solutions to sport businesses. Sports Interim offers flexible and cost-effective solution to clubs, events, leagues, federations and national governing bodies in a time of economic uncertainty that will impact on investment decisions. Commenting on the launch O’Toole said: “Ongoing concerns regarding Brexit, the Trump factor and probable increases in UK interest rates and their col...

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  • Exiles Appoint Interim Commercial Director

    London Irish have revealed that Jim O’Toole is taking up the position of commercial director at the club on an interim basis. Richard Marsh left the club relatively suddenly on Monday 11 February after almost three years in the job “to pursue other opportunities”, as reported in Running Rugby last week, and O’Toole will take over his duties immediately. The new man has more than 20 years of experience in global sports and entertainment management, having worked for consultancies and the...

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  • Worcester Post Loss For Last Season

    Worcester Warriors made a pre-tax loss of approximately £5.2 million for the year ending 30 June 2015 when the club earned promotion from the Greene King IPA Championship. The loss was very similar to the previous year, according to figures from Companies House. However, WRFC Trading Ltd, recorded a turnover of £8.4m - up from £7.9m in the 2013/14 season. Results for this current season are expected to be much improved with increased gates, sponsorship and Premiership funding. Meanwhile, c...

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  • Worcester Increase Budget By 25% As Ryan Departs

    Amidst the major news of Dean Ryan's departure from Worcester Warriors, chief executive Jim O'Toole has taken the opportunity to reiterate the long-term financial commitment to becoming an established Aviva Premiership club and confirm that the budget for the forthcoming season has had a significant boost. O'Toole said: "I was slightly bemused to read that there was any hint of Warriors tightening the purse strings as we prepare for the forthcoming Aviva Premiership season. "We have committed t...

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  • Warriors Snap Up Thomas As Head Of Sales

    ... business development and client service staff. He has extensive experience in sports marketing, having worked in the top five divisions of English professional football with a stints at Kidderminster Harriers as well as Wolves, and Worcester chief executive Jim O'Toole is pleased with the appointment. “This is a role for which we have been recruiting for some time,” he said. “Steve brings a wealth of sales management experience from a very relevant market. He will add significant value to...

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  • Worcester Plan To Develop Beyond Their Capacity

    Plans to expand Sixways could be back on the table by the end of next season, according to a Worcester News interview with Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole. Worcester are aiming to increase their capacity from around 12,000 to potentially as much as 20,000 and O’Toole has vowed to realise those ambitions if demand for tickets continues to rise. Planning permission was granted by Wychavon District Council in 2006 for a new two-tier North Stand, which would create space for 5,000 spectato...

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  • Global Sports Symposium: Discussion Panel - Teams as Brands

    ... panel at the Global Sports Symposium looking at how sports teams and leagues position themselves within the market. Moderated by Dr. Sue Bridgewater, professor at the University of Liverpool, featured on the panel are London Irish commercial director Jim O'Toole and RFL senior commercial manager Gary Linke. Originally published on Global Sports Jobs....

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