Direct from interviewing Dame Katherine Grainger, the incoming Chair of UK Sport on the Today Programme, BBC Sports editor Dan Roan spoke at theProfileClub breakfast meeting held at Victor’s in Hale.

Dan’s career has seen him report on some of the major crisis’ in sport including corruption at FIFA and drug scandals in cycling and athletics.  He is now the first to interview Grainger since her appointment to one of the most powerful roles in British sport, the former Olympic rower warned that the risk of a tougher financial future was a major challenge as 11 sports press for huge changes to the way sport is funded.  Dan hot footed it straight from the Today Programmes studio to theProfileClub breakfast where he talked about everything from interviewing Lance Armstrong to the challenges faced by English Football, who he would most like to interview and his biggest fears!

theProfileClub was established in 2011 by Barbara Hallwood, Managing Director of Hale based, Marketing, PR and Events company.   Barbara explains, “ theProfileClub aims to bring together key decision makers at high end bespoke events.  It was great to welcome the BBC’s Dan Roan and to hear some of his stories and thoughts on the sporting world.  Our thanks to Dan for joining us and to journalist, David Prior for conducting the interview.  We host a wide variety of events and recognise the importance of top level business introductions and the club facilities just that.  theProfileClub continues to expand predominantly around referrals.  Our intention is to create ‘The Profile 100’ – a number that we are fast approaching as 100 decision makers come together and business is generated.”

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