Austin is a Senior Consultant in the Sports Business Group with over ten years experience working in the sports business sector.
He has considerable experience working on strategic and corporate development assignments with clubs, event organisers, and governing bodies in the UK and internationally across a number of sports. Austin’s responsibilities also include developing and managing the Group’s Sports Business Information System.
Austin has strong knowledge of the sports broadcasting and commercial rights market, with recent work including an assessment of trends and developments within the European sports rights market, and commercial strategy development with a major European football league. His recent advisory work includes due diligence assignments in relation to a number of sports rights businesses including Infront Sports and Media, Dorna and Sportfive.
Austin also leads the Sports Business Group’s rugby assignments, working with key stakeholders including the International Rugby Board, European Rugby Cup Ltd (ERC) and Celtic Rugby. Assignments include reviewing the finances and competition structures of global rugby union, a strategic review of European club competitions, and an assessment of the potential broadcast and commercial revenues from hosting the Rugby World Cup in different locations.
He is the project manager of the Deloitte Football Money League and author of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance.