Gold-medal communications

KITA Communications is firmly committed to our mission of helping clients effectively communicate their messages, values, and brands to their target audiences.

We do so through creative storytelling and compelling communication strategies that inform, inspire, and engage –

always uniquely tailored to each project.

We take great pride in delivering impactful results for our clients, building meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and promoting a culture of integrity and excellence in sports communication.

OUR Team

Home for KITA Communications is in Toronto, Canada, but we’ve got all the bases covered thanks to our global network of highly talented writers, editors, designers, and other subject matter experts.

Located across North America, Europe and Asia, our remote team of specialists not only allows us to offer competitive prices but also to work seamlessly across continents and time zones to ensure deadlines are always met.

Led by CEO and Founder Andrew Mitchell, KITA has years of experience working inside the Olympic Movement at the highest levels, making us ideally suited to develop and significantly strengthen your voice within the global sports industry.

We are proud to work with a wide cross-section of organizations and individuals in the sports arena, including National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, anti-doping agencies, sports brands and athletes.

CEO & Founder


Andrew Mitchell founded KITA Communications in 2022 following 28 years working overseas in Russia, Japan and Switzerland.

His 25-year career in communications began as a journalist in Tokyo, where he was twice named Sportswriter of the Year while at the International Herald Tribune-Asahi Shimbun.

Andrew was a senior member of the communications team at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 2009 to 2016, before becoming CEO of Mitchell Stafford Management (MSM), a leading PR and Communications agency he co-founded in 2017 in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.


KITA means “north” in Japanese and is a reference to all great new adventures. From climbing a mountain to launching a company – they all start with the same dream of moving ever onward and upward.

Through industry-leading storytelling and content creation, KITA Communications helps clients navigate the complexities of the global sports movement while scaling the summit of strategic communications.


IGNITX is an international team of passionate Games experts providing specialised consultancy services in combination with active and integrated support of project delivery. The team is formed by event professionals from across the globe called IGNITERS who are experienced, knowledgeable, and capable experts that have successfully delivered a wide range of major sport events in the last decade ranging from the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the FIFA World Cup and the World Expo.


IGNITX offers multifaceted perspectives of the entire Games life cycle from foundation to delivery. Their IGNITERS have a deep understanding of client needs and processes and are technology savvy, creative and resourceful. They are also driven by the IGNITX mission to capitalise on their experiences to provide, deliver and co-construct cost-effective and sustainable events. KITA is proud to call IGNITX a partner. For more information, consult the IGNITX website.