Kevin Carpenter

Principal, Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions

Kevin Carpenter is the Principal for his own consultancy business Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions.

Kevin has an international reputation in relation to legal, regulatory and governance issues across a diverse range of sports including volleyball, football, boxing, swimming, weightlifting and ice hockey. He has advised international federations, national governing bodies, players’ unions, inter-governmental organisations and other public bodies on a variety of integrity matters.

Kevin’s notable work includes: analysing evidence regarding allegations of match manipulation and drafting case reports for an international federation’s judicial bodies leading to disciplinary charges against three senior officials; advising a national governing body and their integrity officer regarding allegations of match manipulation in their highest league which has now led to 12 arrests; delivering training (alongside INTERPOL) to the IOC’s Olympic federations on how to conduct Fact-Finding inquiries into alleged breaches of sports integrity; co-authoring the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime‘s Resource Guide on Investigating Match-Fixing; advising the Council of Europe on the promotion and implementation of their Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.

Most recently he has been appointed the first Chair of the Disciplinary Panel for a new sports integrity body, the Esport Integrity Coalition (ESIC).

Kevin’s expertise and knowledge has led him to be make regular appearances internationally delivering presentations and commenting in the media on integrity in sport issues. In addition, his research and papers are published across a variety of forums.