FLS draws knowledge and expertise from experienced individuals within the sports leadership landscape.
Vic is a successful leader and Board member of large international businesses, including IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with wide-ranging experience in strategy and organisational development; leadership; performance and financial management; and implementing strategic change to drive sustained growth, improved profitability and enhanced corporate reputation.
Building on an unusual blend of senior leadership experience and strong business advisory skills, he is now a non-executive director and leadership consultant/coach as well as a Director of FLS working with senior leaders and Boards enabling them to achieve their enterprise goals and personal development ambitions.
Vic undertakes many roles: Chair of the Management Board of The Rugby Players Association; Chair of RFU RWC2015 Legacy Group; Board Member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy; independent adviser to the RFU on Governance and management appointments; leadership coach to CEOs and their executive teams in a number of corporate organisations and to national league hockey, rugby and netball squads, and football and cricket university teams; coach to a number of professional athletes on their careers after sport.
Vic has a First Class Honours degree in Business Management and a Certificate in Coaching from Henley Management College and is a prize-winning Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant
Bob has spent his career in sport, much of it as Director of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Bristol. His particular interest has been in coaching, and he was the only person to be awarded staff coach status in both the National Cricket Association and the RFU. He coached these sports to a high level, including England students and Bristol Rugby, English Universities and Oxford University cricket.
At Bristol University, Bob established one of the first high-performance programmes for students in the UK. Three former members of this programme gained medals in the 2012 Olympic Games and many others have excelled on the international sporting scene.
Bob was a leader in the development of the National Coaching Foundation (now Sports Coach UK) and was for eight years the Minister of Sport representative on the South West Sports Council.
He has been a member of the Council of the Rugby Football Union since 1995. During this time, Bob was instrumental in developing the first strategy for the development of elite performance in English rugby, and he served on player and coach development committees. He was President of the RFU in 2013-14.
Nigel is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs who has been associated with such high profile names as Domino’s Pizza and Saracens Rugby Football Club. He has a reputation for investing in businesses and helping them to grow for the long term.
He has built up stakes in over 20 companies, virtually all of which have been held for this century. Nigel has been involved in a number of investments across the corporate, property, media, telecoms, leisure and sports sectors and continues to help UK businesses reach their true potential. Nigel Wray is currently the Chairman and major shareholder of Saracens Rugby Football Club.
A keen sports enthusiast Nigel is the proud owner of the Priory Collection, a unique collection of sporting art and memorabilia to excite even those with a mild interest in sport.