Alex Smith Announced as Head of Sponsorship

5th January 2022


We are delighted to announce that Alex Smith has joined Cure Leukaemia as our new Head of Sponsorship.

Alex joins us following a successful 15 years working in the sports industry, most recently following a spell as Head of Commercial and Retail at Walsall Football Club, guiding both departments through the Covid-19 pandemic ensuring the club continued to generate income and engaged with sponsors effectively despite a full season being played behind closed doors.

Prior to that, he spent seven years at the League Managers’ Association (LMA), the representative association for football managers in the professional game, the last five years of which, was as Commercial Director. The role involved working closely with the game’s stakeholders like the FA and Premier League, alongside many leading brands within the sport such as Barclays, Cadbury and Budweiser and not to mention getting to know the odd football manager too!

Alex said: “I am thrilled to be joining Cure Leukaemia as the charity forges ahead with plans to further raise its profile and generate vital funds for the treatment of Leukaemia. With a whole range of exciting opportunities for businesses and individuals to engage across all the events and activities Cure Leukaemia facilitates, I can’t wait to start developing new relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships that will ultimately shape blood cancer treatment in the years to come.”

Chief Executive James McLaughlin was delighted to welcome Alex to the team. “Alex was the standout candidate from our recent recruitment process. I have no doubt that the experience that he will bring to Cure Leukaemia will make a huge difference to us realising our long term sponsorship goals. We are thrilled that he is joining us at such an exciting time for the charity.”

Alex is now contactable on alex@cureleukaemia.co.uk for any upcoming sponsorship and business development opportunities across the charity.

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