David Beckham, OBE. Retired footballer and sports ambassador.
Chairman: Lee Clayton
Tim Brownsdon, head of business Lancaster Toyota Colchester
Les Snowdon, Daily Mail Sports Editor
Paul Newman, Daily Mail cricket correspondent
Laura Williamson, Daily Mail athletics correspondent
Alex Kay, deputy sports editor
Kate Silvers, Paralympics Coordinator for Channel Four and PR director
Mark Alford, MailOnline consultant sports editor
Hannah Eades, Lee Clayton’s PA
Ted Chadwick, sports news editor
The London Olympic Games in 2012 has led to a huge surge in interest in sport, with the number of people enrolling in sporting clubs increasing by 25% in the summer months after the games. And the sporting events of 2013 did not disappoint viewers: the Wimbledon final drew the highest television audience of the year, with a peak of 17.3 million viewers tuning in to watch Andy Murray become the first British man to win the singles title for 77 years. This list celebrates the sports personalities who have continued to be highly influential in the sporting world since London 2012.
Lee Clayton is head of sport of the Daily Mail and MailOnline, having joined the company in 2004. He started in newspapers aged 16, after following his father, Peter, into the print industry. He has since clocked up 27 years of experience working for a number of major national titles. Lee has covered football World Cups and European Championships and lists Manchester United’s 2-1 victory in the 1999 Champions League Final as the highlight of his time on the road.
- Retired footballer and sports ambassador
- Chairman British Olympic Association
- Tennis player
- Paralympic athlete
- Paralympic swimmer