SPD.L - Sports Direct International plc

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Sports Direct International plc

Brook Park East
Unit A
Shirebrook NG20 8RY
United Kingdom
44 34 4245 9200

SectorConsumer Cyclical
IndustrySpecialty Retail
Full-time employees29,400

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Michael James Wallace AshleyFounder, CEO & Exec. DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Chris WoottonChief Financial OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Karen ByersGlobal Head of OperationsN/AN/A1968
Alistair StewartChief AccountantN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Tom PiperHead of Legal & Company Sec.N/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2019, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in GBp.


Sports Direct International plc, together with its subsidiaries, retails sports and leisure clothing, footwear, equipment, and apparel through department stores, shops, and online in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company operates through six segments: UK Sports Retail, Premium Lifestyle, House of Fraser Retail, European Sports Retail, Rest of World Retail, and Wholesale & Licensing. It is also involved in the wholesale distribution and sale of sports and leisure clothing, footwear, equipment, and apparel; and licensing activities, as well as fitness gym activities. The company offers its products under its own and third party brands, which include Slazenger, Everlast, Lonsdale, Karrimor, Antigua, Campri, Carlton, Donnay, Gelert, LA Gear, Lillywhites, Muddyfox, Nevica, No Fear, Silver Fox, Sondico, Title, USA PRO, Crafted, Fabric, Firetrap, Full Circle, Golddigga, Hot Tuna, Kangol, Rock & Rags, SoulCal, Soviet, and Voodoo Dolls. It operates 540 sports retail stores in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland; 251 sports retail stores in Europe; 33 stores in Malaysia; 51 stores in the United States; and 41 Premium Lifestyle stores, as well as 34 gyms. Sports Direct International plc was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Shirebrook, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

Sports Direct International plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 4 October 2019 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 9; Board: 6; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 5.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.
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