IMPRESS Expands Team with New Senior Appointment


Former head of Sport Resolutions announced as new COO


New independent press regulator IMPRESS is expanding its team with the appointment of Ed Procter, the former Chief Executive of Sport Resolutions, as its Chief Operating Officer.   

Ed will be responsible for developing the organisation’s operational capability as it grows and advising members on all aspects of regulation and complaints handling.

Jonathan Heawood, IMPRESS CEO said: “We are very pleased that someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Ed has chosen to join us at this point in our transformation. Ed played a substantial role in developing Sport Resolutions into the premier independent arbiter of sport disputes in the UK.  

“Now our members will have the benefit of working with one of the UK’s leading experts in regulation and compliance with a broad range of experience in advertising, newspapers and the criminal justice system.”

Ed Procter said: “I have chosen to work for IMPRESS because I believe there is a need for a truly independent regulator to implement the Leveson reforms. I am looking forward to joining at an exciting and challenging time for press regulation and being able to put my experience of complaints handling and arbitration into practice.”

Over the past nine years Ed has established Sport Resolutions as the UK’s centre of excellence for all sports dispute management and training. He is editor of the Sport Arbitration Handbook. Previously he was Regional Director of the Legal Services Commission in the South East, where he led the delivery of legal aid, and before this he was Head of Monitoring at Sport England. He also has experience of working in the criminal justice system, advertising and newspaper industries.