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Ian McGeechan

Sir Ian McGeechan is a Scottish former rugby union player and coach, and is an ITV pundit for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. A seasoned sportsman and coach, Ian can offer motivational talks on teamwork strategies and sports branding. Ian can educate a business audience on creative leadership. 

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Ian McGeechan Biography

Scottish former rugby union player and coach, Sir Ian McGeechan's presentations highlight team building, leadership and creating effective teamwork strategies. He also directly relates his experience to the British and Irish Lions, and gives fascinating insights into the creating of the Lions’  brand and how they are now one of the biggest names in sport.

Ian McGeechan was born in Leeds to a Glaswegian father who was in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders infantry regiment of the British Army. He trained to be a PE teacher, and a passion for rugby was born at a young age.

First playing for Headingley, he made his debut for Scotland in 1972. He won thirty-two caps, playing at fly-half and centre, and wore his country’s cap nine times. Ian toured with the British and Irish Lions in both 1974 and 1977, and in 1986 he was appointed assistant Scotland coach to Derrick...

Scottish former rugby union player and coach, Sir Ian McGeechan's presentations highlight team building, leadership and creating effective teamwork strategies. He also directly relates his experience to the British and Irish Lions, and gives fascinating insights into the creating of the Lions’  brand and how they are now one of the biggest names in sport.

Ian McGeechan was born in Leeds to a Glaswegian father who was in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders infantry regiment of the British Army. He trained to be a PE teacher, and a passion for rugby was born at a young age.

First playing for Headingley, he made his debut for Scotland in 1972. He won thirty-two caps, playing at fly-half and centre, and wore his country’s cap nine times. Ian toured with the British and Irish Lions in both 1974 and 1977, and in 1986 he was appointed assistant Scotland coach to Derrick Grant and eventually promoted to coach. In 1990, his team won a Grand Slam victory in the Five Nations Championship.

Ian was the British and Irish Lions Head Coach in 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2009. In 2005 he coached the midweek side on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand on the invitation of Sir Clive Woodward.

Appointed Director of Rugby at London Wasps in 2005, he led his team to the Powergen Anglo Welsh Cup title, beating Llanelli Scarlets in the final at Twickenham. In his second season, London Wasps claimed the Heineken Cup and in his third season, they lifted the Premiership cup.

In 2010 Ian joined the coaching staff at Gloucester as an advisor to Head Coach Bryan Redpath and his coaching team, and in 2010 he moved to local rivals Bath Rugby as performance director.

Taking over as the director of rugby at Bath in 2011, the following year Ian was appointed executive chairman of Leeds Carnegie.

Ian was knighted in the 2010 New Years’ Honours List for his services to rugby, and received an OBE in 1990.

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