Lead anchor for Premier League Content Service

2010 – Present

The "Face" of the service available to licensees worldwide and watched in more than 100 countries.

UK based, the role requires: live and pre-recorded TV hosting, in studio and onsite; short- and long-form interviewing; hosting panel discussions, live matches and transfer deadline day news-casting; analytical work with touchscreen, augmented and virtual reality components; content creation and original concept creation.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Presenter

Premier League Productions
I anchor worldwide TV broadcast of the Barclays Premier League, specialising in live Matchday coverage as well as the studio-based preview and discussion show Football Today. Have hosted World Feed coverage of Barclays Asia Trophies. Recent long-form interviews for use across a range of shows have included the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Vincent Kompany, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Arsene Wenger.
May 1997 - Jul 2010

1997 – 2010

Senior presenter/commentator at ESPN STAR Sports, Singapore

Previously with Star Sports, TVB, World Sport Group, South China Morning Post (all in Hong Kong)

 

Sports covered:

Football: Premier League, Champions League (twice presented live from UCL Finals), FA Cup, Asian Football Confederation tournaments and leagues, European Championships, World Cups (for ESS and SuperSports Africa).

 

Cricket: Hosted live onsite coverage of 1999 World Cup, Test series in India and Australia, ODIs in Sharjah and India and produced and presented a long-running weekly magazine show on Star and ESS.

 

Rugby: Hosted coverage of two World Cups, Six Nations and Rugby Championship along with many HK Sevens.

 

Formula 1: Hosted Raceday and Live coverage on ESS for 5 years.

 

Tennis: Anchored Wimbledon coverage onsite twice. Likewise, at Flushing Meadows for the US Open.

 

Golf: Covered Tiger Wood’s Masters “Calendar Slam” at Augusta National.

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Other skills:

Commentary: was Asia’s leading English language football commentator during my spell at ESS, working on UEFA Champions League, AFC, Chinese Super League and international football.

 

Event hosting:

Have worked extensively for the Premier League on promotional events.

  • Twice compered Barclays Premier League Live fan park events (Mumbai and Cape Town – please see attachment) in front of audiences of 35,000 fans, as well as sponsor and media engagements surrounding Barclays Asia Trophy tournaments in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Hosted a Premier League CSR initiative at the Houses of Parliament in London in front of Home Secretary Theresa May
  • Hosted a visiting delegation from the China Entrepreneurs Club at a Premier League/Visit Britain event, conducting the event in English and Mandarin.
  • Hosted the Asian Football Federation Annual Awards Gala on several occasions.

 

Voiceover and radio work

 

Scripting and producing digital content

 

Writing and blogging

 

Social media engagement:

I support Premier League initiatives (and those of other clients) by utilizing Twitter (Q&As, viral campaigns, etc), Google hangouts etc and by contributing to clients’ digital platforms.

Miscellaneous:

Languages:

Conversational Mandarin, Cantonese, French.

 

Family:

My wife is Singaporean, my daughters (16 and 12) were born there.