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Rob Bloom under 40

McLaren digital head named in Leaders Under 40 Class of 2017

Leaders and Aspire Academy have announced the Class of 2017 for the third annual Leaders Under 40 Awards, the global search for the best talent in the business of sport under the age of 40.

This year’s announcement includes McLaren Group’s Digital Director, Rob Bloom.

585 nominations were received over the 9 month campaign with 42 candidates selected to join the Class of 2017.  The categories included this year were Digital; Entrepreneurship; Leadership; Marketing & Communications; Sales and Legal & Governance.

87 international judges including Steve Tew, CEO, New Zealand All Blacks; Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur FC; Alex Tielbeke, CEO, Eredivisie and Nick Bitel, CEO, London Marathon were involved in a rigorous selection process that resulted in the decision of this year’s Class of 2017. 

James Worrall, CEO & Founder, Leaders commented:

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response to this year’s Awards with the best quality of nominations from more counties than ever before. The competition was tough but the 87 judges did a fantastic job in finalising this year’s incredibly talented Class of 2017. We’re really looking forward to celebrating with them all during Leaders Week this October.”

There will be a night of celebration for the Class of 2017 at the official black tie Awards Dinner held at the iconic Natural History Museum on 3 October 2017, during Leaders Week. With an audience of over 500 established and inspiring leaders in the room, all 42 candidates selected for the Class of 2017 will be recognised for their achievement and for the impact they have made to their discipline, organisation and sport.

McLaren’s presence at Leaders Week extends to a panel involving Rob Bloom on 2nd October, which will be focused around the topic of Social Data Analytics.