Volvo Ocean Race names Miall as commercial director

Volvo Ocean Race, the round the world offshore sailing race, has recruited former Sport managing director Greg Miall as commercial director.

Miall sold the free weekly magazine to UTV Media, owner of Talksport, in June last year. After the French parent company of the publication went into administration

He is no tasked with attracting major sponsors to bring on board new teams for the Volvo Ocean Race and to develop supplier partnerships.

The race is based in Alicante. The inaugural event too0k place in 1973 and the competition was known as the Whitbread Round The World Race until 2001, when Volvo took over the naming rights.

The next race is planned for 2011/12.

Miall is also a former global sales director for free newspaper company Metro International.

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