• 30 Mar 2023
  • In-person
  • Networking

What can business learn from elite sport?

Join us for this insightful event and learn how elite sport can benefit your business.

Sponsored by Essex County Cricket Club

Develop your leadership, team culture, performance and succession planning by learning some best practises from elite sport.
Gain an insight on how elite sport can influence business culture, and how "teamwork makes the dreamwork".

Join IoD Essex Chair, Paul Durrant and other members at this exciting event taking place at Essex County Cricket Club where you will be joined by a fantastic panel of speakers to give you an insight into the world of elite sport, and how it resonates with business leaders. 


  • 6pm - Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 6:45pm - Panel discussion
  • 8:15pm - Networking
  • 9pm - Finish 

  *Please be aware this is a member only event.*


Alastair Cotton

Alastair is the Head of Legal (Commercial Affairs), International Paralympic Committee and Senior Associates at Tees Law. He can provide a great insight into his experience of working with elite sportsman from a business perspective.

Graham Gooch

As elite sportsman go, it doesn’t get much bigger in cricket, certainly English cricket than Graham.
Since retirement he has had various business interests, notably his own wine range “Three Thirty Three”.

Rob Andrew MBE

Robert Andrew MBE is a former English rugby union player and Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons. Rob was also Professional Rugby Director at the RFU and has been Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket Club since 2017.

Shahidul Alam Ratan

Chief Executive Officer of Capital Kids Cricket, and former Professional Cricketer and Senior High-Performance Coach for the Bangladesh Cricket Board


Essex County Cricket Club

This event is kindly sponsored by Essex County Cricket Club.

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