22 February 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.
SPRING 2017 – DATE TBC
Autumn 2016 – London Irish Rugby Business Alliance
THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2016 - LONDON IRISH RUGBY BUSINESS ALLIANCE & NET-ÉIRE BUSINESS EVENT - Morgan Stanley, Canary Wharf
London Irish Rugby Business Alliance & Net-Éire, Morgan Stanley’s Irish network, will host a business event on 29th September 2016.
The joint business event was kindly hosted at Morgan Stanley in Canary Wharf. The guest speakers for the evening were Kingsly Aikins (Founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters) and Geordan Murphy (former British and Irish Lion and Irish International Rugby Player, now Assistant Coach with Leicester Tigers).
The Q&A session was followed by networking with Business Alliance and Net-Eire Members.
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 .