10 Feb, 2023

Ian Charles Knox

  • Director of Sports
  • Middle East
Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Gymnastics, Athletics, Tennis, Physical Education, Football, Swimming Overseas Positions in Sport

Personal Summary

Ian Charles Knox Personal Statement

A versatile, credible, and articulate Operations Director with proven expertise and wide-ranging experience in multi-faceted leisure management. A polished communicator who adopts a confident and effective executive management approach to ensure team members work cohesively to achieve business objectives.

Adept at anticipating, identifying, and driving forward on opportunities to raise corporate profile and consolidate business expansion.

Streamlines resources to maximise on performance and efficiency. Swift to pinpoint ways in which to improve processes while maintaining high standards.

Deploys a robust leadership style and elicits respect from peers due to innate integrity and professionalism.

Ability to publicly present to varying audiences in a multitude of public/private settings, as required.

Vast International experience, MENA, Australia, USA, Europe, as well as UK.

Willing to work on complex, tight, improbable timelines while maintaining a positive attitude, exhibiting patience, persistence and experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment.

Excellent analytical skills: ability to make decisions both independently and within a team environment.

Extremely high attention to detail, hygiene, health and safety, due diligence risk management and safeguarding.

Proven track record in managing complex projects, multi-tasking, and prioritization of task and deliverables.

Experience of motivating and managing a diverse team in the UK and Internationally.

An excellent communicator and negotiator, both verbally and in writing, with public speaking experience as well as tutor and coaching experience. Further documents and evidence can be provided.

Personal Trainer – still working as a Personal Trainer over 40 years’ experience running as a long-distance runner (Marathons). Founder Member of local Harriers Club (since 1974). Gymnastics Coaching. Football Coaching. Swimming Teaching.

 Member Connected Coaches, UK Coaching (2019)

 Active IQ Professional Recognition (2019)

 Coaching UK licensed to deliver International Safeguarding in Sport (2019)

 Member of The Chartered Institute for the management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

 Member of The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PTWAG)

 Member of The Swimming Teachers Association (STA)

 Member of Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK # 32024967)

 Member of Swim England and affiliate Swim School Member.

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Work Experience

Freelance Swimming Teacher