Kate Richardson-Walsh – Keynote Speaker

Captain of GB and England Women’s Hockey, Olympic Gold Medalist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Leadership and communication: building a winning mind-set and bringing out the best in people
  • Team building: creating unity of standards, spirit and culture
  • Maintaining peak performance
  • Ambition and goal setting: effective planning, organisation and evaluation
  • Change management: How to turn performance around
  • High performance under pressure
  • Grass roots sport and inspiring a new generation
  • Female Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion


  • English


Kate Richardson-Walsh, is the most capped female hockey player in her country’s history, and was captain of GB and England women’s hockey teams for 13 years.

After securing a bronze in London 2012, Rio 2016 was her fourth Games and finally yielded the coveted Olympic Gold medal. An inspirational and charismatic leader she has been widely credited for helping build the incredible team ethos and commitment that drove the GB team to a nail biting victory against Holland in the final. Alongside her GB duties Kate won the European Championships with England in 2015 and secured a bronze and two silvers in three successive Commonwealth Games.

Kate currently coaches at Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club, serves as an ambassador for the Women’s Sport Trust, supports disability hockey as an ambassador for Access Sport, and sits on the British and European Olympic Athlete’s Commissions. She was chosen to carry the GB flag at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours.

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