World Class Speakers
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David Brailsford has been involved in cycling throughout his career and has enjoyed a number of highlights. In 2008, in his role as Performance Director at British Cycling, he led the GB Cycling Team to an unprecedented 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympic Games. He replicated this feat in 2012, leading Team GB to another 8 gold medals at the London Olympics. In 2010 Dave joined British based professional team, Team Sky, with the aim of bringing Britain its first ever Tour De France winner. In 2012 Dave achieved this, with Bradley Wiggins winning the prestigious race. One year later, it was under Dave’s leadership again that Chris Froome won the Tour De France for Team Sky. Dave received his knighthood for services to cycling and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 28February 2013.
Global Head of Culture
Maxine has been a Googler for 10 years now, and now the leads the whole companies strategy for their world renowned culture and environment. Google is led by the values and missions of its employees, and when they hire people it is integral that they fit to the principles that the company set – it’s not just about what you achieve, it’s how you achieve it. She not only looks outward to decide on what the type of person the company should recruit, but also looks inward to scrutinise whether the people who work and lead the company are abiding by the beliefs they have set. All this is really relatable to sport, and the responsibilities will mirror that of a lot of General Managers, Head Coaches and CEO’s – asides from this, Google set the standard when it comes to corporate culture and everyone will be intrigued just how the company, and Maxine in particular, creates it. I intend to put her on a panel discussing talent, and exploring how they draw people into the culture and more importantly what engages them to it, a topical and interesting discussion when it comes to talent acquisition and management.
Sean is entering his sixth season as manager of Burnley FC and in that time has achieved two promotions to the Premier League. Sean guided Burnley for the second time towards promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2016 and then consolidated the club’s top flight status last season by finishing 16th in the league. Sean Dyche has confirmed his reputation as one of the brightest young British managers in the game. Previously a coach and Assistant Manager at Watford, he became Manager at the club in 2011 before joining Burnley. Before turning to management, Sean forged a successful career as a player, representing Chesterfield, Bristol City, Luton, Millwall, Watford and Northampton Town. Sean also has experience at national team level, having been part of the backroom staff for the England Under-21 team that reached the final of the 2013 European Championships.
Head of Health & Human Performance
Gemma has a unique and exciting role within Williams Grand Prix Engineering.
Formally the sole travelling practitioner with the Williams Martini Racing F1 team, responsible for the health and fitness of its members and the performance of the pitcrew. She now has taken a wider role across the Williams group and is focusing on extending the Human performance principles surrounding health and wellbeing across the workforce of approximately 1000 members of staff. Taking the mindset from analysing and training the now world-record holding pitcrew and seeking employee performance gains via a positive approach to health.
EVP Football Operations
Howie is now in his 16th season at the Philadelphia Eagles front office and his first as the franchise’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations after moving up from General Manager. When he was appointed as General Manager at age 34, it made him the youngest in NFL history. In his new role, Howie directs contract negotiations, manages the Eagles salary cap and other NFL strategic matters, whilst also overseeing the team’s medical, equipment, video and security staffs. His creativity and ability to develop and nurture positive relationships in every part of his job has played a significant role in Howie’s ascent within the Eagles organisation.
Stuart started his career as a theatre producer and has worked extensively for the National Theatre, Royal Exchange Manchester, Playwrights’ Co-operative and Working Title Films. Stuart formed the Steam Industry, founded on the ethos that all people should be able to access and participate in challenging and entertaining theatre.
Stuart made a transition into education and began working at The BRIT School where he founded the Musical Theatre Course and was Director of Theatre.
Stuart has established deep partnerships with local schools and organisations working with marginalised communities. His interest in palliative care has led him to create a project which originally ran at St Christopher’s Hospice and is now being mapped out around the world.
Stuart sees The BRIT School as a unique home for original voices and talent and a platform for young people to train for free and progress into a plethora of roles in the creative Industries.
Alastair Clarkson is a former Australian rules footballer and current coach of the Hawthorn Football Club. Following a successful playing career beginning at North Melbourne FC he moved into coaching in 2001 and was appointed to his first senior coaching position in 2005 at Hawthorn FC to lead their rebuilding phase. After a tough start, his side saw rapid improvement reaching the AFL finals in 2007 and a Grand Final victory in 2008. His team are now praised for their sustained success and Alastair is known as one of the most progressive and cutting-edge coaches in one of the most competitive sports on the planet.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mark took the reins at the Blue Jays in 2015 after a 14 year stint at the Cleveland Indians that started in 1991, in which time he was named Executive of the Year on two occasions. He joined the Indians as Director of Player Development and eventually made his way up to General Manager in 2001, and then Team President before leaving for the Rogers Centre. During his time in Cleveland, he was the architect behind building a pair of post-season teams with 90+ wins in 2005 and 2007. With Mark’s performance experience mixed with the requirements on the commercial side he has become one of the most highly rated leaders in the MLB. He is widely regarded as the man who built a small market team in Cleveland into a successful and competitive outfit, and during his first two years in Canada has improved the franchise off the field, and had an big influence on the culture, player development and team building on it.
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