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  • Date and time: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 7pm to 9.15pm
  • Location: Room PZA/103, Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

York Sport Talk

A presentation of value to anyone with an interest in sport, business and the value of strategy, people management, teamwork, and planning for success.

Following the publishing of the book of the same name; ‘Game Changer ‘powerfully demonstrates how some organisations in business and sport have done more than raise their performance; they have also changed the rules of the game or the game itself within their industry. It gives examples of the strategies and governance programmes that have emerged to accomplish this, and the challenges of executing them.

This book and talk brings to life strategic management in business, sport and not-for-profit organisations. It explores many of the theories taught on MBA and other professional programmes through case studies from the worlds of sport and business, written by authors who have played a part in the change. Alistair Gray has spent much of his career in senior roles in these sectors and is supported by Sir Ian McGeechan and Stewart Regan who will assist in bringing a unique insight to the field, as well as providing attendees tools and techniques for improvement in governance and performance.

The Game Changer is essential reading for both professionals looking for methods to improve their own performance and to embed strong principles of governance, business students looking for real-life lessons from practice and those with an interest in sport and business.

About the speakers

Alistair Gray is the founder and Managing Director of Renaissance & Co, UK, and one of Europe’s leading strategic management consultants. He is also a lecturer on strategic management on the MBA programme at Strathclyde Business School, UK. A director of a number of companies, he has held a range of board positions in business and sport.

Sir Ian McGeechan is a Scottish former Rugby Union player, grand slam winning coach and British and Irish Lions head coach in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009. An experienced Rugby club professional Sir Ian can draw upon his plethora of experience within the industry to deliver an insightful and motivational discussion.

Baroness Sue Campbell CBE (By Video) – Head of Women’s Football at The FA and former Chair of UK Sport and the Youth Sports Trust.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop