Ben Ryan – Keynote Speaker

Olympic Gold winning coach, performance consultant & Fijian chief

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Specialist Subjects

  • Unlocking peak performance
  • Channelling motivation
  • Cultivating success
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Team development
  • Agile responsiveness
  • High performance culture


  • English


Ben Ryan has been labelled one of the greatest coaches of his generation. Between 2013 and 2016, he guided Fiji’s Rugby Sevens team to several historic achievements; presiding over Fiji’s first ever Dubai 7s title, setting the highest ever record of tournament titles won by a Fiji Sevens coach with 9, to winning the inaugural rugby sevens competition at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The gold medal for Fiji represented the first-ever medal earned by Fiji at any Olympic Games.

He is the former coach of the England sevens team where he was named to that position at the end of 2006 and given the combined Sevens and Academy Job full-time in July 2007.

Ryan graduated from Loughborough University with a BSc in Sports Science and Cambridge University (MPhil in Education), where he won two Blues as a scrum-half in the winning sides of 1995 and 1996 as well as captaining the Light Blues’ Sevens team. He played club rugby with Nottingham and West Hartlepool.

Ben is currently working as Director of Elite Performance for Brentford Football Club, and is highly in demand as a keynote speaker, as he shares the stories, insights and lessons from his time coaching the England and Fiji teams, culminating with Olympic glory.

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