An evening with Sam Rush

Sam Rush How Sam became CEO of the year 6pm-8.30pm

Event date: Wednesday, 4 March 2015 at 6.00 PM


Refreshments from 6pm (for 6.30pm start)


University of Derby, Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus, DE22 1GB


OL2 Lecture Theatre

About this event:

In the first of a series of talks from senior figures that the College of Business will be running, Sam will be talking to Ian Roberts, Head of Derby Business School, live on stage in front of an audience of staff and students at the University about life as CEO and how he became Football CEO of the Year.

Life as a CEO

Sam Rush joined Derby County Football Club as their President and Chief Executive in January 2013. He began his career with law firms SJ Berwin and Bird and Bird. Prior to joining Derby he was the President of International Sports Marketing and Management Company the Wasserman Media Group for over 10 years.

Additionally, Sam has been listed as one of the most influential individuals in Sport in the ‘Times Power 100’, Sport Business ‘World Leading Agents’ and Sport Business ‘World Leading Lawyers’. Most recently he was awarded fcbusiness Championship CEO of the Year and overall fcbusiness Football CEO of the Year.

Please note video and photography will take place during the event.