Michael Bolingbroke JEMBA2001

Chairman, Goals Soccer Centres

Mike Bolinbroke JEMBA2001 is Chairman of Goals Soccer Centre, an operator of small sided football clubs across the UK. Most recently he was an Executive Chairman for Superstruct Entertainment, where he remains as a Consultant. Prior to this, Mike held a position as a CEO of Inter Milan Football Club (2014-16), where his scope of responsibilities spanned the entire business, both on and off the pitch. 


Prior to joining Inter Milan, Michael was COO at Manchester United FC, a position he held seven years. His remit covered ticketing, hospitality, match and non-match day operations, club secretarial functions, property management and corporate services.


Prior to working in football, Michael spent six years as Senior Vice-President, Shows, at Cirque du Soleil, where he managed strategy, profitability and operations for the global business. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior-Vice President, Operations, at The Jim Henson Organisation. Michael’s first role was as an audit manager at PwC and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His BA degree is from Reading University. Michael has lived and worked in Canada, the US, Holland, Italy and the UK.

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