Mike Forde


Former Director of Football Operations at Chelsea FC, Mike Forde worked under Roman Abramovich during the early periods of the Chelsea revolution. Now considered one of the leading sports executives within the UK, Forde is recognised as a leading figure within the sport having been prolific in the methods and ideas he has implemented. Mike Forde is an experienced and exciting keynote and football speaker who holds a wealth of knowledge and experience.

During his time at Chelsea FC, Forde oversaw all areas of performance and team operations with regards to the first team; including recruitment, medical, sport science, psychology and performance analysis. With a squad full of superstars with record transfer fees, Forde’s methods were under consistent analysis, however during his reign he oversaw the most successful period within the history of Chelsea FC. Throughout his 6 years tenure Chelsea were ferociously successful cementing themselves as one of the most proficient and feared teams within England Europe. His ability as an after dinner speaker grew exceedingly, increasing demand and interest in his keynote appearances as a specific football speaker.

Prior to joining Chelsea, Forde helped Bolton Wanderers FC to four consecutive top six finishes within the Premier League, breaking a 100 year old club record. As well as previously holding roles with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Wimbledon, Forde is currently involved with the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team as well as McLaren’s F1 team. An accredited sports speaker, he has an unrivalled wealth of experience and success which sets him apart from his nearest rivals; creative and inventive yet reliable and trustworthy, Forde has built himself a reputation as a dependable, motivational and inspirational sports speaker, with his roles as a keynote and after dinner speaker being respected worldwide.

A formidable after dinner speaker with experiences and success within high performance sport, Mike Forde’s credibility as a keynote speaker is exceptional; his addition to any conference or event will elevate its status with Forde ensuring that he captivates and engulfs the audience and delivers his story and success in an attempt to inspire and motivate.

To book Mike Forde as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Mike is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Leadership
  • Competition
  • Motivational and Inspirational
  • Achieving Goals