Motivational | Business

Karl Budge

Karl Budge is a highly accomplished international strategic sports administrator with extensive experience in building and developing global brands such as the ASB Classic, WTA, Australian Open, and FIFA.

His expertise in the commercialisation of sport has led him to hold management-level positions in China, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as operating and implementing events and commercial operations in the US and Middle East.

With a deep understanding of the sports industry, Karl has developed and managed global sponsorships for blue-chip brands including Rolex, BMW, Sony, Adidas, Virgin, Coca-Cola, BNP Paribas, IBM, and Emirates on major sporting properties. His in-depth knowledge of rights delivery and ability to integrate assets across various business areas make him a valuable resource for organisations looking to maximise their sports marketing investments.

Karl boasts a proven track record of delivering large-scale marketing partnerships, having generated more than $80 million in new revenues across sponsorship, merchandise, and media platforms. His international experience, combined with his passion for sports and business acumen, position him as a leader in the industry and a sought-after expert for organisations looking to elevate their brand and maximise their impact in the world of sports.