Interview with Adam Johnston from Our New Sponsor Protiviti
Interview with Adam Johnston from Our New Sponsor Protiviti18 Oct 2022
What attracted your company to sponsor the Tennis Society at HKFC?
I am always looking for partnerships with aligned values for our Protiviti business in Hong Kong and HKFC Tennis Society seemed a great fit. The Tennis Society has a great reputation for its family values, community spirit and pursuit of sporting excellence which is not unlike Protiviti in HK. In addition, Protiviti has a history of sponsoring Athletes and Sport across the globe. Protiviti currently sponsors Professional Golfers Matt Fitzpatrick (PGA) and Jennifer Kupcho (WPGA), in addition to having brand partnerships with Major League Baseball in the U.S. and Premier League Football in the U.K. So, when the opportunity to sponsor Tennis in a meaningful way at HKFC came up, I jumped at the chance to partner.
Is tennis popular among your Hong Kong employees?
Yes, we have a social tennis group at Protiviti. We usually book courts once a month and have a hit. Numbers vary but roughly we have about 20 active players out of our 150 staff here.
Do you and your family play tennis?
Yes! We are a passionate tennis family! We live in the Gold Coast and are very fortunate to have access to lots of courts to play on. I play about 3 times per week. My eldest son Kairos (8) plays 3-4 times a week and really loves it! My wife Jenny and youngest son Coen (6) are getting into it more and more, playing once or twice a week too. I plan to join one of the HKFC Tennis League teams this season, so looking forward to that too! In addition to playing tennis, we are often attending tennis tournaments in HK and watching the ATP and WTA tournaments online. It was through Kairos’s participation in ATA Coaching and Tournaments that introduced me to Kristin Godridge (ATA) who then became a friend and introduced me to the sponsorship opportunity with HKFC Tennis Society.
I hope to meet and see all of you over the coming months at Club Tennis events. Please say hello if you see us! As far as Protiviti goes, we really aim to create a strong partnership with HKFC
Tennis Society and be a good partner.