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Leadership from the Pitch and Beyond

The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

Rob Kearney

Rob Kearney Former Irish Rugby Union Player

Booking for this Webinar is Now Closed

This in-person event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Coordinator, for further information.


We are delighted to invite you to join our in-person Briefing with Rob Kearney, Former Irish Rugby Union Player, on Tuesday, 24th May, in The Westbury Hotel. At this event, Rob will present a session titled 'Leadership from the Pitch and Beyond'.

Rob will discuss elements from his playing experience, such as the role of leadership, the power of motivation, and the role of teamwork, and how in turn these areas can relate to the boardroom.

Please note, there will be a facilitated Q&A after Rob's presentation.

The IoD Briefings Series is sponsored by Accenture. We are delighted to work with Accenture as the exclusive sponsor of the IoD Ireland Briefings Series in 2022.

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members and is free of charge.


Please register using the 'Book Now' button. Please note registration will be taken on a first come first served basis. Once the event is booked out, a cancellation list will be in operation. For this reason, please notify Anna Hannigan, Events Coordinator, IoD Ireland, if you can no longer attend the event.


Registration will open from 5pm on Tuesday, 24th May, with the Briefing starting promptly at 5:15pm, followed by Q&A. Refreshments will be served from 6pm to 6:45pm to allow members to network after the event. 

Venue Details

This event will take place in the Grafton Suite, at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.  


Photography will also be taken at the event for marketing and promotional purposes. For further information, please contact: comms@iodireland.ie. 


IoD events/webinars may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body.


For any event queries, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Coordinator, IoD Ireland.

Rob Kearney

Rob Kearney

Former Irish Rugby Union Player

Rob Kearney, is a Former Irish Rugby Union Player. Rob is from County Louth, and is arguably Ireland’s most decorated rugby player. His list of achievements for Leinster and Ireland are unmatched and includes being in Ireland’s top ten most-capped players of all time (95 caps); Two Six Nations Grand Slams in 2009, 2013 with four Six Nations Titles (2009, 2014, 2015, 2018); British and Irish Lions tours to South Africa (2009) and Australia(2013); participation in three Rugby World Cups; 219 appearances during his 15-year career at Leinster, with four European Cup Titles, and six Pro-14 medals (2008, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Rob regularly captained for Leinster on top of being European Player of the Year, Leinster Player of the Year, and IRUPA Player of the Year all in 2012. After winning his last title with Leinster, Rob went on to play for Western Force in Australia for the 2021 season and upon his return to Ireland, returned to his Louth GAA club, the Cooley Kickhams.

On top of Rob’s rugby career, he is an experienced executive and non-executive director across various industries, experienced in stakeholder engagement, and shows a successful track record in business development and strategic management. He is a shareholder in various companies and has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career, such as his position as Chair of the Irish Rugby Players Association for seven years. Rob is also an author, having published his autobiography in 2020 with David Walsh. Rob regularly participates in television and radio appearances and has an engaged social following.


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Please note, in advance of this webinar, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group, or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Coordinator, IoD Ireland. 

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list.