Craig Mathie is managing director of the multi-award-winning Bournemouth 7s Festival. Delivered by an outstanding and dynamic young team, the UK’s favourite sport and music festival welcomes 30,000 people and 400 sports teams to the South Coast each year.
During the recent pandemic, Craig founded the South Coast Events Forum, a group dedicated to supporting event professionals across Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire and is also a regular contributor to industry press, campaigns, and a judge for some of the UK’s highest profile event awards.
Craig is vice president of the National Outdoor Events Association; a key advisor to the Association of Festival Organisers, trustee of sporting charity, The Steve Bernard Foundation; ambassador for mental health charity, Dorset Mind, and vice chair of the Destination Management Board for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
A keen, but very amateur, cyclist – Craig is a passionate sportsman and, as a trained Mental Health First Aider, is an advocate for the beneficial impact of sport on mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.