Katie Simmonds

Director of Sports Governance and Financial Integrity

Katie Simmonds
  • Bio

Katie is a member of the Executive Committee of ICSS EUROPE, headquartered in London. As Director of Sports Governance and Financial Integrity, she manages several thought leadership projects in these fields, such as the Financial Integrity and Transparency in Sport (FITS) Project, an innovative initiative aimed at providing, for the first time ever, a holistic, fact-based, rigorous and neutral diagnosis of the current realities and threats facing financial integrity and transparency in sport. She also administers the ICSS EUROPE’s Task Force on Youth Policy.
Katie is also involved in the development of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), an independent and neutral coalition of global leaders in sport, government and business. She heads up the operational team and plays a key role in the development, implementation and adoption of the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance and Financial Integrity.
Katie is a director of the British Association for Sport and the Law (BASL) and a member of Women in Football. She is a Member of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade as well as a Member of the European Union Expert Group on Good Governance in Sport. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and, prior to joining ICSS EUROPE, practiced sports law in private practice as a Senior Associate at a leading global law firm and was a Partner at a boutique Mayfair practice where she generated her own sports clients, advising leading international brands, leagues, clubs and athletes on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Katie was the first registered female rugby league and rugby union agent. She was previously the first female Chairperson of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s Leeds Business Branch and a Trustee of the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation. She practices sport every day and has run two London Marathons.

  • My Previous Events

  • Standards in Sport: Ethics, Integrity and Governance

    • 22-06-2017
    • 08:30 - 16:15
    • The Studio, Manchester