​              Working with you to achieve your goals

About me

I work with groups and individuals through speaking, coaching and facilitation to achieve their goals; bringing a unique combination of experience from business and sport; twenty years as a leader and lawyer in private practice and industry; ten years as an elite sportsman; and fifteen years of coaching and talent development.

​Purpose - I enjoy working with people and groups to achieve what matters to them.    

Focus - I focus on what will make a difference.

Expertise - I bring experience and knowledge from Olympic Sport, Board Level Business Leadership, and Talent Development.

Culture - I bring a high belief in human potential.

Communication - I believe in the value of being open and providing fair challenge.

Security -  I encourage clients to take ownership and responsibility for identifying the issues and finding the solutions.

My background:

  • Key note speaker and facilitator for many years.
  • Coach to individuals and teams in the corporate environment since 2002.
  • Private practice lawyer in leading City firm, Ashurst from 1993 to 2002.
  • General Counsel and Company Secretary of Modern Times Group, an international media business (with market capitalisation of approximately one billion GBP) from 2002 -2015.
  • Olympic Gold Medallist and World Champion while competing in the British rowing team between 1989 and 1999.
  • Graduate of the University of Oxford and Honorary Doctorate from the University of Law.
  • Graduate of Lane 4 Coaching for Performance Excellence Programme (recognised by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council). 
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step 1 and 2 qualified.
  • A range of leadership positions as co-founder of Sports Law Group at Ashurst, General Counsel, Deputy-Chair of the Board of the Association for Commercial Television in Europe and Steward of Henley Royal Regatta.
  • Currently writing a chapter in a book providing guidance for coaches about The Importance of the Coaching Relationship.