Who we are

The founding partners have over 80 years of experience working across sports and entertainment. They have worked with federations, venues, rights owners, media platforms, broadcasters, investors and brands to create and distribute sports content opportunities on a global basis.

Nick Chesworth

Client & Consulting Director

Nick oversees the client and consulting business at River Media, driving the relationships with the client group within the industry. He was a mainstay of the IMG senior management from 2007 to 2020 with a remit including key-man responsibility for the World Rugby business alongside all IMG’s Rugby properties including EPCR, RFU, FIR, Celtic Union, FFR, NRL, RFL/RLWC. Nick also had direct responsibility for IMG’s AELTC Wimbledon, International Olympic Committee and cycling business.

Dominic Hayes

Managing Director

Dominic oversees RMP’s owned properties including UK Pro League tennis as well as leading on Sponsorship advisory and the development of other properties. He previously spent 8 years at Premiership Rugby, driving the rapid commercial growth of English Club Rugby ahead of his involvement in the ground-breaking Private Equity investment from CVC. Prior to that, Dominic spent 11 years at WWE, heading up the international business and overseeing the growth of WWE’s global business including TV, PPV and OTT.

Ben Nicholas

Sales Director

Ben spearheads RMP’s sales drive working closely with broadcast, OTT and data & streaming rights buyers on a global basis. Previously he spent 15 years as SVP and Head of UK Media and Global Digital at IMG and was the strategic lead for for content and distribution for clients including World Rugby, Scottish FA, ATP Media, US Tennis, Cricket South Africa, Rugby League, The FA, Cricket Australia, IOC, AELTC and the R&A.

Malcolm Wall

Chairman

Malcolm Wall has worked across the media spectrum in the UK and overseas, actively involved in the business of sport from buying rights, developing pay and digital platforms and managing production units. He is Chairman of River Media Partners, Dock 10, Eagle Eye plc, Factory 42 and Harlequin Foundation.