17 January 2017
London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
The London Irish Rugby Business Alliance is a business networking group which aims to bring together business leaders and industry experts to build relationships and inspire business growth.
Members will have the opportunity to access London Irish’s extensive business network as well as invitations to exclusive events with guest speakers from the world of sport and business.
The London Irish Rugby Business Alliance membership includes:
· Priority access to all events at members rates
· Opportunity to host networking events at your office for other alliance members
· Entry to the London Irish international ticket ballot
We have members from the following organisations, amongst others:
CBRE – Deutsche Bank – Microsoft – Cameron James – City of London Corporation – St. James’ Place – Morgan Stanley – Redrow Homes – Barclays – Dell – RBS – AIB – Fujitsu – Kier Homes – Vinci Group – BNP Paribas
Membership is available for £100+VAT per person for the one year (valid from the time you purchase your membership) and is transferrable, so if you’re unable to attend any events we’d be delighted to welcome one of your colleagues.
Autumn 2016 – London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
London Irish Rugby Business Alliance & Net-Éire Business Event - 29th September 2016
London Irish Rugby Business Alliance & Net-Éire, Morgan Stanley’s Irish network, will host a business event on 29th September 2016.
About the Speakers:
Geordan Murphy is a former British and Irish Lion and Irish International Rugby Player captaining the side against the New Zealand Maoris in 2010.
Geordan is Leicester's leading try-scorer and is 17th on the club's all-time scorers' chart. Geordan has played in four Heineken Cup Finals for the club, collecting winners' medals in 2001 and 2002, and a record seven Premiership Finals.
In 2013, Geordan retired from Club rugby, having stepped down from International duties the season before taking up a position as Assistant Coach with Leicester Tigers.
Kingsley Aikins is founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters, a Dublin based consultancy company that advises countries, cities, regions, companies and organisations on how to develop strategies to connect with their Diasporas. He is a recognised expert on Networking and has written and spoken extensively on the topic.
He was awarded a CBE for his work on British-Irish issues. He represented Trinity College, Irish Universities, Vichy (France) and Leinster at rugby.
About Net Eire:
Net Éire, was established at Morgan Stanley in June 2003. It was set up to promote awareness of Irish Enterprise & Culture and to provide a forum for Irish employees at Morgan Stanley.
Over the years the network has evolved, and now boasts a diverse membership of people across the Firm, who all share an interest or connection with one of the many aspects of Ireland in the 21st century.
If you are interested in attending this event, please CLICK HERE.
Winter 2016 – London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
JANUARY 2017 – DATE TBC
Spring 2016 - London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
THURSDAY 28TH APRIL - 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie Building)
The evening included welcome drinks and canapés, Q&A with Shane Horgan and Ronan Dunne, and the chance to network with London Irish Rugby Business Alliance members.
About the speakers:
Ronan Dunne – Ronan was born in Dublin and educated at Blackrock college, before starting his professional career with Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP Paribas), Waste Management International and moving on to the newly established o2 in 2001 as deputy CFO. Ronan quickly moved up the ranks to CFO in 2005 and to the role of CEO in 2007. Spanish telecoms firm Telefonica bought the o2 brand in 2005. Dunne is a board trustee of “Step up to Serve” and a Non-executive Director of AVG Technologies and the Guardian Media Group.
Shane Horgan – Shane made 207 appearances for Leinster Rugby from 1998 until his retirement from a long-term knee issue in 2012. His time at Leinster included 87 Heineken Cup appearances, scoring an impressive 27 tries in that time. Horgan made 65 international caps in his playing career. He is now a trainee Solicitor at Lee and Thompson and makes appearances on Sky and RTEs rugby coverage, as well as writing for the Sunday Times.
Winter 2016 - London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY – The Doyle Collection – The Bloomsbury Hotel
The evening included welcome drinks and canapés, Q&A with Joe Schmidt (Head Coach at Ireland Rugby) and Paul Willis (CEO of Volkswagen UK), and the chance to network with London Irish Rugby Business Alliance members.
Priority booking for all events will go to members of the London Irish Rugby Business Alliance, and some events are strictly members only. To join the Alliance, please click here.