Team Profiles

Neil Oughton

Managing Director

In a 35-year career, Neil has worked for some of the UK’s leading broadcasters and production companies having started out as a newspaper journalist in Berkshire. He is a big event producer having covered most sports and 9 Olympic Games – his first was in Los Angeles in 1984 - and nearly all golf and tennis grand slams, as well as the spectacular 2006 Asian Games in Qatar.

In the 1980s Neil worked as a sports reporter for Reuters in Fleet Street and spent a year in New York before moving into television with BBC News in 1991. He joined Sky Sports in 1994 and as Executive Producer of golf oversaw the satellite broadcasters first two Ryder Cups at Oak Hill and Valderrama. He moved back to the BBC to join the management team that launched BBC Choice (now BBC3) in 1999, and went on to launch British Eurosport for the pan-European Broadcaster the following year.

Neil joined Input Media in 2007 and was appointed MD in 2011. He has worked closely with David Wood to develop the business into one of the UK’s leading production companies which boasts long-term relationships and contracts with many leading international sports federations.