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. Drawing on leadership experience of eight different Olympic and Paralympic Games (most recently the amazing events at the Rio Games), John reflects on the lessons from this unique period in British sport and relays his fascinating views on creating high performing teams.

When it comes to leadership and change, few business speakers are as well-placed to deliver valuable and insightful messages as John Steele - the Chair of the English Institute of Sport. 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 and is the Executive 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.

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