Our Team

Our leadership Team is lead by Richard McLaren, CEO. The team consists of experts in sport and client management.

Richard H. McLaren., O.C., LL.B., LL.M., C.Arb. - CEO is a commercial lawyer, arbitrator, mediator, and professor of law with an extraordinary global reputation in sport. He is a longstanding member of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and has been a member of the ad Hoc Divisions of the CAS at five Olympic Games.

His positions include a seat on the Strauss Institute, Council of Distinguished Advisors (Pepperdine University), Chair of the Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, President of the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland and an elected judge to the FIA International Court of Appeal (governing body of Formula One Racing). He is also an Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer for the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and Chairs the Doping Control Board for the Caribbean Cricket Council. He served as the only non-American advisor to Senator Mitchell in the Major League Baseball Anti-Doping Drug Inquiry.

In December, 2014, McLaren was appointed by WADA to a three-person Independent Commission to investigate serious international doping allegations.
Matoula Charitsis., M.P.A., M.B.A. - President has extensive experience in working with stakeholders from government officials, institution leaders and the corporate community while working with the Ontario Government of Canada and a prominent University - Western University Canada. Matoula's most recent career focused on the creation and implementation of key programs at Western University which involved internal and external liaison of senior leaders within the institution and in the private sector, capital raising from the corporate sector and appropriate marketing communications tools to promote the brand of the organization nationally and internationally.

Matoula is focused on client strategy, program delivery, and management at MGSS. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada and the Board of Advisors of the National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University.

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Bob Copeland, Senior Vice-President is an experienced leader in sport management in Canada specializing in university, amateur, and community based sport. His combination of private sector and public sector experience together with strong research credentials provides clients with trusted solutions.

Copeland is an accomplished speaker and sport integrity advocate with a story to tell, including his role in leading the University of Waterloo Warriors football team through one of the highest profile doping scandals in Canadian university sport history. As a result of these efforts, Copeland received Taylor's Award from the Taylor Hooton Foundation for courage in leading the effort to protect young people from the dangers of steroids and other APEDs. The only other recipient of this award is Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball.