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John Steele

John Steele is a former professional soldier, athlete, sports coach and Olympic Leader. He has been Chief executive across a range of sectors. He draws on leadership experience of eight different Olympic and Paralympic Games (most recently the amazing events at the Rio Games). John reflects on the leadership lessons from his experience of this unique period in British Sport, and his fascinating views on creating high performing teams.

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John Steele Biography

When it comes to leadership and change, few business speakers are as well placed as John Steele to deliver valuable and insightful messages. His reflections are based on three areas in which he has extensive personal experience – the military, the corporate world and the sporting arena. John has been a CEO in the private, public and not for profit sectors including: Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust and Chairman of the English Institute of Sport. He currently holds the position of Excecutive Director of Sport at Loughborough University. His passion for sport and leadership, blended with his experience in creating and leading high performing teams is unique.

The foundation for his leadership values and skills were set and developed in the army, having been trained to lead teams in high pressure environments at the prestigious Sandhurst Military Academy. Fuelled by an...

When it comes to leadership and change, few business speakers are as well placed as John Steele to deliver valuable and insightful messages. His reflections are based on three areas in which he has extensive personal experience – the military, the corporate world and the sporting arena. John has been a CEO in the private, public and not for profit sectors including: Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust and Chairman of the English Institute of Sport. He currently holds the position of Excecutive Director of Sport at Loughborough University. His passion for sport and leadership, blended with his experience in creating and leading high performing teams is unique.

The foundation for his leadership values and skills were set and developed in the army, having been trained to lead teams in high pressure environments at the prestigious Sandhurst Military Academy. Fuelled by an unrelenting passion for clear and effective leadership and motivated by ethical responsibility, courage and professionalism, John developed his own very personal style of leading.

When his army career ended, John moved into the corporate world, before he enjoyed an outstanding career as a professional rugby player achieving international honours. After his playing career he turned his hand to coaching and achieved the highest accolade for a British club coach by winning the European Cup with Northampton Saints. He then became Executive Director on the Saints Board during a period of unprecedented growth, and served on the England Rugby Board during the successful world cup campaign of 2003. It was no surprise that John’s talents were called upon to drive through a change and modernisation programme as CEO of the Rugby Football Union – a challenge that became controversial and ended in his departure from the post after only a year, but with his dignity and professional pride intact.

Headhunted by UK Sport, John took up post as CEO the day before London won the 2012 Olympic bid – and this promising start was sustained as he embarked on developing the UK’s high performance sport system, which he led for a six year period of unprecedented success through the Beijing and London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Post-London2012, with the Olympic legacy in place, and an obligation to continue inspiring a generation, John took up his post as Group Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust. He has also succeeded Steve Cram as Chairman of the English Institute of Sport, an organisation described as ‘the team behind the team’, which delivers a range of performance impacting solutions to over 40 Olympic and Paralympic sports and some non-Olympic sports.

Combining his two passions - leadership and sport – John founded Unforgiving Minute, a niche consultancy with unique leadership development expertise.

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Team GB onto Tokyo 2020: John Steele talks post-Rio 2016

John Steele is the Chair of the English Institute of Sport, a sports coach and an Olympic trainer. A true…

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