Fred Turner is an experienced programs and partnerships leader with over 10 years’ experience working in sport and social change.
In his role as Executive Director for thinkBeyond's sister company, Beyond Sport, he leads on efforts to place sport at the heart of addressing the world's most pressing issues through advocacy, funding, capacity building, partnerships and campaigning.
He oversees the delivery of international grant giving programs that are constantly innovating to create impact and collaborates with a wide range of partners, including: sport leagues (the NBA, Premier League, NFL and MLB); teams (the Foundation for the LA Dodgers and England Football); academic institutions (NYU and George Washington University); brands (ESPN, DICK’S Sporting Goods and WWE); funders (Sport England, UK Sport and Comic Relief); and, a diverse array of international NGOs and UN entities in order to fully utilize Beyond Sport’s platform for good.
Fred works passionately to bring people of varied backgrounds and experiences together, united by a specific cause, sector or focus, to trigger cycles of change through education and partnerships. He has spent much of his career delivering on this through curating insightful event programs, engaging experts and managing stakeholders for gatherings delivered virtually and in person, including in: Mexico City, Cape Town, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Johannesburg and more.
Prior to Beyond Sport, Fred worked with prominent UK sport and business network, Sport Industry Group, and global corporate relay initiative, Square Mile Sport - helping both organizations by helping to lead their events, production and content offerings.
Fred sits on the Commonwealth’s Open Ended Working Group for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the BOND SDP Group, and is a regular judge for the biggest commercial sport business awards in the world, the annual Sport Industry Awards.