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ICSS appoints new Chief Global Business Development Officer

25 September 2017: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) – the leading international non-profit organisation working in the field of safety, security and integrity – has announced that Ty Francis MBE, will join as its new Chief Global Business Development Officer.

He comes on board from the Ethisphere Institute, where he was responsible for long-term strategy and revenue growth across Ethisphere’s global programmes. In his new role, Ty will work under ICSS ENTERPRISE, as well as across the ICSS Group, to support ICSS INSIGHT and the Save the Dream Foundation. He is to drive the global business strategy of ICSS ENTERPRISE and support the development of the ICSS’s growing portfolio of products, training and advisory services in their expert field of sport safety, security and integrity.

Ty will work with ICSS ENTERPRISE to drive its core and commercial activities, which include data-fusion technology, the ICSS Special Investigations Unit (SIU) as well as professional training and strategic advisory services in sport safety and major event security.

Prior to Ethisphere, Ty served as a Vice President of NYSE Governance Services, a division of the New York Stock Exchange, where he was the chief revenue driver for its Corporate Board Member and Governance business.

In 2014, Ty was appointed as a Business Advocate for the Americas by The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, to further Welsh culture, business and investment, resulting in his appointment this year as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of services to promoting business in Wales.

Speaking of his appointment, Ty Francis MBE said:

“I am delighted to be joining the ICSS and am arriving at an exciting period for the organisation as it expands and strengthens its position as a leader in safeguarding sport. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ethisphere Institute for their trust and support during an incredibly successful and enjoyable time working in the corporate ethics and governance sector.

“As an organisation established to benefit and help protect sport, the ICSS has huge potential to further develop its work in sport safety, security and integrity.

“I am really looking forward to further promoting the ICSS’s significant and unique range of services including the pioneering new products and services the ICSS is now developing.”

Speaking of the new appointment, Shaun McCarthy, ICSS ENTERPRISE CEO, added:

“Ty comes on board at a pivotal moment. We are poised to go to market with a number of innovative products and services and Ty’s experience and relationships are key to our business development strategy. I look forward to working with Ty and he will be a valuable addition to the entire organisation.”