Nominating and Governance Committee & Compensation Committee Member, Independent Director
An accomplished executive with more than 25 years of diverse sports industry experience, Mr. Hopkinson is Executive Vice President of Madison Square Garden Sports and President of Team Business Operations for MSG’s portfolio of teams which include the New York Knicks (NBA), New York Rangers (NHL) and esports businesses Counter Logic Gaming and Knicks Gaming. Prior to joining MSG Sports, David served as Global Head of Partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol in Madrid, Spain from 2018 to 2020. Mr. Hopkinson spent over 20 years with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto, Canada and in his last role with MLSE, he served as Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for all revenue generation across MLSE’s teams; the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA) and Toronto FC (MLS). David has served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee at McGill University in Montreal, Canada as well as the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball and Board of Directors of Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his Service to Canada.