over 15o years combined experience
in football

PHIL SMITH

Head of Sports

Phil Smith is one of the world’s most experienced and well-connected football agents. He is also ready for change – it’s time to involve the life-blood of the sport: the fans.

JON SMITH

Chairman

Jon is one of the UK’s most successful and well-known sport influencers – he believes that now is the time to shake up the football agent model.

DANNY WILSON

Player acquisition & Care

Danny brings a wealth of football experience to TFA, having clocked up more than 600 games as a professional and 1,000 games plus as a manager.

CRAIG KIRKCALDY

investor & founder

Craig is an experienced operations and project management professional, a keen sportsman and is inspired by The Fans Agency’s vision to lead the way.

BEN HORTOP

Founder

Ben is a commercial sports consultant and a qualified PGA Golf Professional who likes to do things differently and is attracted by the idea of democratising player ownership.

LEADING DIGITAL SKILLSETS

ANDREW KIRKCALDY

CMO

Andrew is a brand and marketing expert (and frustrated rugby professional) who is excited by the disruptive ambition of The Fans Agency.

BEN HORTOP

CCO & New Ventures

Ben is a commercial sports consultant and a qualified PGA Golf Professional who likes to do things differently and is attracted by the idea of democratising player ownership.

BACKED BY EXPERIENCEd OPERATIONS
BUSINESS CONTROL

ROB JONES

Co-Founder

Rob is a fully qualified chartered accountant. He’s also a session drummer. And he’s keen to reinvigorate a staid industry that has been static for many years.

“Jon has only ever wanted the best for the players he’s representing. I respect that in a person, to fight hard in what you believe in – and Jon certainly does that.”

ARSENE WENGER

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