Andy Westlake

Position: Chairman, European Sponsorship Association

Andy has worked in the sponsorship industry for over 25 years, first on the media owner side for Capital Radio and EMAP, developing and marketing commercial radio and cross media sponsorship properties.

Since 1998 he has been actively involved in the agency world, initially building a sponsorship capability within CIA Media Network and then moving to Fast Track, part of the global Sports and Entertainment Group CSM, building to a role as CEO. Fast Track worked with a range of blue-chip organisations helping them to return value to their businesses through partnerships in sport.

In 2015 he established Westlake Consulting working with a range of brands, agencies and rights holders to deliver powerful partnerships in sport. Andy has a very long standing and diverse understanding of the sponsorship industry and a passion for the power that sport and sponsorship can offer brands.