Psyched4 the new go to destination across the UK & Ireland for live sports and sport related content has announced the latest addition to its growing Advisory Board, naming former Managing Director of Sky Sports Rob Webster to the board. Rob will work alongside David McKenzie, Psyched4 CEO and the wider Advisory Board to review company strategy and assist in company growth as Psyched4 moves toward full launch later this year.
‘There are very few individuals that come with the level of experience and insight into UK sports broadcasting like Rob. To have Rob come onboard with Psyched4 as an advisor is a huge coup for our company, I’m delighted to welcome him to the team. Rob has garnered a great deal of respect throughout our industry which lends further credibility to Psyched4. Exciting times ahead!’ Said David McKenzie, Psyched4 CEO.
Rob Webster was Managing Director of Sky Sports from May 2019 until June 2022. During that time Rob managed Sky Sports through perhaps the most difficult period of its existence the Covid-19 pandemic, during which sports industry and broadcasters faced unprecedented challenges.
A qualified solicitor, Rob joined Sky in 1997 and he worked as a lawyer in Sky’s Legal department for several years, before taking up a variety of commercial roles, including Group Director, Partner Channels, responsible for the negotiation of distribution deals with local terrestrial and global pay tv broadcasters across Sky’s platforms.
As MD of Sky Sports, Rob was responsible for the output on all Sky’s live sports channels, as well as Sky Sports News. He also set the strategic direction for Sky Sports, including leading on rights acquisition strategy and negotiations.
Psyched4 Ltd, is the new destination for sports across the UK & Ireland. Psyched4 works alongside multiple leagues and content providers globally, particularly in underserved fan communities across the UK&I geography to capture and engage audiences, while utilising innovative marketing partners to drive greater fan engagement, data insights and profitability in market.