Ieuan Evans is regarded as one of the best Welsh wingers of all time and was awarded an MBE for services to rugby. Ieuan continues to be a popular motivational and after dinner speaker, who contributes his highly regarded knowledge and opinions across the business and sporting sectors, with messages including teamwork, success and motivation.
Ieuan Evans was a former British Lion and captain of Wales Rugby team. Ieuan is a fantastic leadership and teamwork speaker, an entertaining after-dinner speaker and is also available for personal appearances.
Ieuan was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, and Salford University where he obtained a B.A. in Geography and was later awarded an honorary M.A. He has also been awarded a Fellowship of the University of Wales, Cardiff, and received an MBE in 1996 for services to sport in general and Rugby Football in particular. He is also a member of the Bardic Circle (Gorsedd).
After leaving University, Ieuan worked for a short period for the National Trust and then for a number of years for the Bank of Wales, whilst continuing with an amateur rugby career. He turned to full-time rugby professionally in 1996 and played with Llanelli Rugby Football Club and afterward, until retirement, with Bath Rugby Football Club where he won a European Cup Winners Medal.
Following his retirement from professional rugby in the early part of 1999, Ieuan, through the medium of his private company, has been developing his media and other interests in South Wales and is currently a Presenter with HTV Wales. Amongst the client's of the company are HTV, Sinclair Garages Limited, Scottish & Southern plc, BBC, Sunday Telegraph and other media companies. He is also an advisory member of the Government Environmental Advisory Body.
Ieuan is an experienced keynote speaker delivering presentations to both Industry, and Public Sector audiences. Whether speaking to a small gathering of twenty or one in the thousands, Ieuan has shown he can engage an audience and deliver complex messages on behalf of a client.
However in today's world delegate expectations are far higher than before. To grab and retain the attention of those attending an event often requires more than a professional delivery! Ieuan believes in delivering the required message using all the robust multimedia tools at our disposal.
Over his years of working in the media, Ieuan has brought together a team of colleagues who have a wide range of relevant skills to offer a complete cost effective presentational service, from research to delivery.
Ieuan works with a wide variety of Blue Chip companies developing & delivering Leadership programmes, leveraging his knowledge of a various leadership stylesand techniques from his sporting background.
Ieuan is a Patron of the Windsor Leadership Trust.
With messages including teamwork, success, and motivation, this sporting ambassador bridges the gap between light-hearted sporting stories and effective business messages.