Rowland Jack Founder
Rowland Jack founded I Trust Sport, a new sports governance and compliance company dedicated to improving international sports governance through collaboration.
Rowland supports International Federations, sponsors and other organisations and individuals on consultancy projects that have improving sports governance as their aim.
Recent projects include governance reviews of International Federations and strategic advice offered to sponsors of sport when they face reputational risk due to failings within the rights-holder organisation and sports corruption in general.
Rowland has given lectures on governance at universities and spoken at international conferences.
From October 2015 to September 2016 he worked in-house at UK Sport, the national high performance sports agency, as a governance consultant helping to develop the new Code for Sports Governance in the UK.
Before taking on his role as a sports governance consultant he worked in sports marketing and communications for more than 10 years in several countries, including at six editions of the Olympic Games, summer and winter.
From 2006 to early 2013 Rowland was employed by communications agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies. At the Olympic Games in Beijing, Vancouver and London he was seconded to the organising committee media relations teams.
He worked on London 2012 public relations campaigns for Olympic sponsors including Visa, OMEGA and Holiday Inn. He also led projects to promote London 2012 milestones ahead of the Games in international markets. Other client projects at Hill+Knowlton Strategies included an Olympic bid and assorted sports sponsorship programmes.
From 2002 to 2005 he led communications for the International Skating Union in Switzerland. Later he managed the News Desk in the Main Press Centre during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.
Rowland started his career at Sport England, where he worked on the National Lottery funding programmes and managed the chief executive’s office.
Rowland has degrees from Oxford University and Loughborough University. He speaks French and some Portuguese and Spanish.
Slobodan Tomic Research Analyst
Slobodan Tomic joined I Trust Sport as a Research Analyst in September 2016. A political scientist by training, he has specialised in the fields of institutional and policy integrity and accountability.
At I Trust Sport he has researched topics including anti-doping and other current sports governance issues, with a particular focus on international regulation.
He is a Teaching Fellow at the UCL Department of Political Science and at the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), teaching on master and undergraduate courses focusing on public management and public policy.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His doctoral thesis examined enforcement of anticorruption agencies. During his Ph.D. studies, Dr Tomic taught on several courses at LSE, at the undergraduate level as well as in international custom-made programmes.
He obtained in 2010 a Master of Science in Public Policy and Administration, at LSE, and one year later a Master of Research in Political Science (LSE), during which he received training in qualitative, mixed, and quantitative research methods.
In a forthcoming research project he aims to explore and advance integrity policies in the area of betting regulation, focusing on international solutions that would contribute to tackling match fixing as well as money laundering practices.
Dr. Tomic trained in football and basketball for a number of years and also coached junior basketball in Belgrade.
Latest Blog Posts
I Trust Sport contributes to ASOIF governance review of International Federations5 April 2017
I Trust Sport has provided independent consultancy support for a review of governance of the 28 International Federations which are members of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations… Read more ...
Review of "The Edge" by Professor Roger Pielke, Jr / Anti-Doping Policy and Governance26 January 2017
The LSE Review of Books has published two reviews by I Trust Sport Research Analyst Slobodan Tomic. A new book by Professor Roger Pielke, Jr called "The Edge: The… Read more ...