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Scott is the current Head Coach of the Crusaders who compete in Super Rugby. Since joining the Crusaders as Head Coach for the start of the 2017 season, he has led the side to three consecutive Super Rugby titles and this year the Super Rugby Aotearoa. Before joining the Crusaders, Scott coached the New Zealand Under 20 side. Scott is also a former All Black himself after representing New Zealand 22 times across a four year period.
Stuart Lancaster is currently part of the senior coaching team at Leinster Rugby Club. Prior to this, he served as the Head Coach for the England Rugby Football Union from 2011 to 2015. Before he was appointed Head Coach, Stuart was the Elite Rugby Director to the RFU and Director of Rugby for Leeds Carnegie. During his tenure, he lead England to achieve runners-up for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Six Nations Championship including a Triple Crown in 2014, and was the only team to beat New Zealand (Ranked no.1 in the world) in 2012.
Sean was named as the Nets’ General Manager in 2016 and oversees all aspects of the team’s basketball operations. He joined the Nets after spending the past five years with the San Antonio Spurs, including the last two seasons as the team’s assistant general manager. Prior to serving as assistant general manager, Sean spent one season as an assistant coach on the Spurs’ 2014 NBA Championship team, one season as the team’s director of basketball operations and general manager of the Spurs’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, and one season as a basketball operations assistant. A veteran of 12 NBA seasons, Sean was originally selected with the 44th pick in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks.
Global Director of People Development & Change
Kim joined Farfetch 2 years ago as the Global Director of People Development & Change. She previously spent 12 years at Google in multiple divisions including Learning & Development, and Cloud, where she was the Global Practice Lead for Change and Culture. She is an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of change, digital transformation, organisational culture, leadership, innovation and high performing teams.
Piers was appointed as Production Director in July 2019 and is responsible for the operational strategy of the factory, including project management, quality, manufacture, build, test and logistics. Since joining McLaren Racing in 2008, Piers has held a number of leadership roles within the team, having previously been the Head of Programmes and Logistics within the Production function.
Director of Innovation
In his role as McLaren Accelerator Lead, Mark is responsible for the identification of technologies developed from McLaren Racing to identify and establish collaborative relationships within McLaren’s partner ecosystem. The technical scope of his role includes modelling and simulation, data analytics, electrification, control and edge computing. Previous to this, Mark lead innovative, forward thinking teams in McLaren Applied as Director of Innovation and McLaren Automotive, to define and deliver the next generation of world class technology for high performance road cars.
Mark holds a BEng (hons) in mechanical engineering and an MPhil in engine design from the University of Bath, and completed the Manufacturing Leaders course at Cambridge University. Mark also sits on the UK Automotive Council as the leader of Digital workstream.
Director of Football Operations
Matt is the current Director of Football Operations at Southampton Football Club, a role he took on at the beginning of 2020 focused on overseeing the development of every aspect of its football operations, and develop every department that supports all of the club’s teams. Prior to this role, Matt had been an influential figure in the development of the national blueprint that has led to a period of sustained success for all England age groups, both men’s and women’s, across a number of years. Before moving to The FA in 2013, Matt worked for seven years at Southampton overseeing the club’s academy and pathway into the First Team, as it became one of the first to achieve the prestigious Category One status in recognition of the quality of its facilities and the number of players who have progressed to first-team level.
Head of the Mentoring and Advisory Team