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IoD Liverpool: Rory Underwood - Lessons for Accelerating Business Growth in 2021

15 Apr 2021
Online, Online
Hear first-hand from Rory Underwood - his journey and career to date, from professional rugby, to the RAF, and now his experience in business as the owner of Wingman Ltd.

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Date & time: 15 Apr 2021 09:00 - 10:30
Location: Online, Online
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Event manager:
Heather White
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44 (0) 7792 442690
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Hosted by Liverpool Chair and MD of McIver Scott Recruitment, David Wafer, the event will cover taking us through Rory’s journey and career to date, from professional rugby, to the RAF, and now his journey as the owner of Wingman Ltd, a team development and performance consultancy built on the high performance experience of Rory's international rugby and fast jet flying careers. Wingman develops the performance of individuals and teams, enhancing the dynamics between teams within organisations and provides a suite of development workshops and programmes.

The event will then conclude with the opportunity to ask questions to Rory and network with fellow attendees.


Rory Underwood MBE Director/ Owner Wingman Ltd Rory Underwood

Probably best known for his legendary international rugby career, combines his wealth of team development knowledge with being an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach. During his rugby career, not only did he score a record 49 tries for England (85 caps, 1984-1996) but also won 6 caps for the British Lions touring Australia (1989) and New Zealand (1993).

Additionally, Rory played first class rugby at Leicester Tigers for 14 years. Rory spent 18 year as a pilot in the Royal Air Force flying over 3000hrs on Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines and was responsible for introducing Human Factors (HF) training into the RAF. A consultant since 1999, Rory combines the wealth of experience from international sport, the military, extreme human achievement and the tried and tested formula of personal and team development to create processes for individuals, teams and organisations to inspire performance. He is an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.

David Wafer 

David is the MD of Liverpool’s Recruitment Company of the Year to add to his previous 17 awards in the industry. David is a passionate advocate for high standards in the industry. McIver Scott Recruitment use Psychometric assessments as an integral part of the recruitment process and is another reason to set them apart in the industry.

Having grown businesses from scratch to a £10m+ turnover in 4 years coupled with previously working as an Operations Manager and Account Director for a global recruitment business his awarding winning experience is hard to match in the industry. Executive Search coupled with wider commercial recruitment are the areas McIver Scott Recruitment excel in. David’s extensive understanding of the skills and employment landscape is the reason he was chosen as the Skills Lead for the Liverpool City Region in joining the Liverpool Committee of the IoD. David says his biggest achievement is being described by a Global HR Director as being the most “normal” recruiter they have met.



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