In the newly-created role, Ross will head up the company’s expanding news division, driving original and in-depth stories from Europe to complement those generated by staff at offices in North America and Asia, establishing high-value content around the clock.
While working at Sportcal from 2004 to 2019, becoming online news editor in 2014, Ross covered sectors spanning the breadth of the industry worldwide, with a particular expertise in media rights, agency ownership and finances, production and industry executive moves.
He moved to Lausanne in 2007 to forge closer ties with international and continental federations, before setting up an office in Glasgow in 2014 ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup and 2018 European Championships.
The arrival of Ross follows SportBusiness’ recent appointments of Eric Fisher, a 25-year-veteran of US sports business media, and Kelvin Tan, the experienced Singapore-based journalist, as editors of the US and Asia, respectively.
“SportBusiness is putting in place unmatched global coverage in the sports industry and I’m excited to be part of it, working not only with Eric and Kelvin, but also the well-respected journalists across SportBusiness’ various publications,” said Ross.
SportBusiness’ editorial director Kevin Roberts said: “At a time when the industry faces tremendous opportunities as well as challenges, there has never been a greater need for the brand of detailed and insightful news and analysis that Martin and our global team will deliver. His appointment marks another milestone for SportBusiness and the range and quality of services we provide to the industry.”