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Christian is the Team Principal of Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing where he has held the position since 2005. His motorsport career started as a racing driver, before he switched roles to become Team Principal of FIA F3000 and later GP2 Series team Arden International Motorsport in 1999. Christian is one of the most successful Team Principals in the sport, where he has led Red Bull to x4 Constructor’s Championships and x4 Driver Championship victories, all won by Sebastian Vettel.
Trent is the Head Coach of the recently crowned NRL Champions, Sydney Roosters. He is also an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and has previously held coaching positions at Toulouse Olympique, Newcastle Knights and the Catalans Dragons. When Trent was appointed as Head Coach in 2013, at the age of 35, he was the youngest coach in the NRL. Impressively, he capped this historic season by leading the Roosters to the Premiership title and to the Grand Final victory, becoming only the sixth rookie coach Premiership winner.
Chief Race Engineer
Stephen is the Chief Race Engineer of Porsche LMP1. He became Chief Race Engineer after the first season after originally joining the team as a Race Engineer in 2013. Stephen is responsible in ensuring all drivers, race engineers, data engineers are all aligned throughout the team with regards to preparation, test and race season. Prior to his move to Porsche, Stephen came from Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 where he operated as a data and performance engineer.
Director of High Performance
Lorena Martin is the first woman to be a Director of High Performance in MLB, in addition to being the first ever Director of High Performance for the Seattle Mariners. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Mariners physical and mental training approach of players and staff, including oversight of the entire organisation’s medical, strength and conditioning, nutrition and mental skills departments. Prior to joining the Mariners, Lorena was Director of Sports Performance Analytics for the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.
Dr. Martin is also the author of Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics that is widely recognised in the world of sport science and sports analytics, has also collaborated in the Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitations, 2nd edition Chapter 3, and the book, Improving Exercise Adherence.
Dr. Martin’s educational background includes earning three post-doctorates in GIS spatial analysis (2016), biostatistics (2015) and epidemiology (2014) at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami in July, 2013 and her Master of Science, Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
She has consulted for the NFL, NBA, and the ATP organisations and is an accomplished tennis player having competed at the amateur, college and professional levels and is currently on the USTA national sport science committee utilising cutting edge technology for players in the US Open.
Head of Team Management
Carlo currently operates as the Head of Team Management for Porsche LMP1, where he is responsible for all organisational matters around the test and race team, management of athletes, human performance elements and other areas such as crisis communication and organisational strategy. Carlo joined Porsche in 2013, making the move to the organization from BMW, where he was a major cog in building up the DTM programme and leader pf the BMW Motorsport division.
Director of The Saracens Way
Will joined the Saracens Academy in 2005 aged just 14. A member of the famed ‘Class of ’08’ alongside the likes of Owen Farrell & Jackson Wray, he went on to make 83 appearances for the club and was a part of the team during the 2015/16 European & Premiership Double. After a glittering playing career, Will was forced to retire from playing in 2017 following a neck injury. Since his retirement, Will has become the Director of The Saracens Way where he is the organisation’s cultural driver both internally and externally.
Director of Performance
Lachlan is the current Director of Performance at the NRL’s Melbourne Storm. Lachlan has an incredible CV with clubs including the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, the Sydney Roosters where he served as the Head of Performance for three years and the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules Football team where he held the role as Head of Physical Preparation for six years. With over 20 years of experience in the field of athletic performance, he has also held positions in a wide variety of sports, including working with over 80 Olympic athletes across five different Olympic Games.
Aaron Williamon is Professor of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, where he directs the Centre for Performance Science, a partnership of the RCM and Imperial College London. His research focuses on skilled performance and applied scientific initiatives that inform music learning and teaching, as well as the impact of music and the arts on society.
Aaron is founder of the International Symposium on Performance Science, chief editor of Performance Science (a specialty section of Frontiers) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). In 2008, he was elected an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music (HonRCM).
Head of Research & Innovation
Associate Professor Sam Robertson has been the Head of Research & Innovation for the Western Bulldogs – Victoria University partnership since 2014, and was part of the Western Bulldogs 2016 Premiership. His joint role consists of overseeing sports science practice and research across both organisations, and includes the supervision of 12 x PhD students.
Sam is most well known in sporting and academic circles for his work and research in the application of machine learning to improve decision-making. Sam has published more than 80 refereed scientific articles and prior to his current position held academic roles at Deakin University and Edith Cowan University.
Director of Athlete Wellbeing & Performance
Meg is the first ever Director of Athlete Wellbeing & Performance in US Sport, a unique role designed to enhance performance through placing more emphasis on wellbeing approaches. For the last 15 years she has worked with teams and organisations to develop resiliency, leadership and wellbeing strategies. Meg was an elite-level figure skater, serving as captain of synchronized skating teams that won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Provincial and Canadian National Championships.
Head of Performance Science
Bryan is the Head of Performance Science at Quebec based performance company Cirque du Soleil, world renowned for its high-quality, artistic entertainment. Bryan has been with Cirque du Soleil since 2007 and works with both internal and external partners leading research on factors that affect workload, fatigue, and recovery.
He also manages the integration of Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, and Psychological services and was a 2015 nominee for LiP’s 40 Under 40 award. Prior to his move to Cirque, Bryan served as the Head Athletic Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL for four seasons.
Veronique currently operates within the mental performance team at Cirque du Soleil, where she supports artists to optimize their performance and ensure their well-being. Additionally, she is an associate researcher at the National Circus School in Montreal working on several social innovation projects.
A large focus of Veronique’s research concentrates on the effects of creativity enhancement on motor performance and psychological adaptation, and she has designed a programs to stimulate creativity combining movement improvisation, creative problem solving and collective ideations with organizations around the world such as Cricket Australia and NXT WWE.
Paul Thompson is the Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, the world’s number one art and design university as rated by the QS World University Rankings in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and the only art and design university in the UK operating exclusively at postgraduate level. Prior to 2009, Paul was Director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York (from 2001–2009), and Director of the Design Museum in London (from 1993–2001). He is a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum and is on the Ashmolean Museum Board of Visitors. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.
Director of Teaching and Learning
Jonnie is the Director of Teaching & Learning at Eton College, and also holds the role of Director of the Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research in Learning. Jonnie has been at Eton for 31 years, where most notably he held the role of House Master. Eton was one of the organisations that featured in research on ‘Centennial Organisations’ – those organisations who have outperformed their competition over the last 100 years. So we want to delve into what has made them so successful.
Jonnie will be joining the panel looking into organisational excellence & sustaining success, sitting alongside Paul Thompson from the Royal College of Art, so there’ll be takeaways for the audience from two non-sporting organisations.
The key content will evolve around: the notion of character, people profiling, stable stewardship, stable openness, encouraging disruption.
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