Ian Robertson

The Voice Of BBC Rugby

Rugby speaker Ian Robertson began his career as a rugby player playing for Scotland until a serious knee injury forced him into early retirement at only 25; moving quickly into commentating Robertson has been one of the most prolific after dinner speakers and sporting commentators of the last thirty years.

Ian Robertson joined the BBC as a rugby speaker and commentator in 1972 and has since become their resident rugby union commentator; as a sports speaker Robertson has toured Britain, his talks steeped in personal insight and experience that few other rugby speakers are able to provide.

His work as a sports speaker is considered some of the most entertaining within the rugby sector; he has a wealth of stories and anecdotes from his work as both a rugby player and sporting commentator. Outside his capacity as a rugby speaker and commentator Robertson has acted as a commentator on various horse racing tournaments.

Robertson’s personality, wit and acute sense of humour make him an excellent after-dinner speaker, the combination of his entertaining presentation style and interesting rugby centric content make him a stand out name amongst the numerous other sports speakers touring the British circuit.

To book Ian Robertson as the rugby 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.

“Ian was an excellent Guest on the evening and went down really well with the audience, he even managed to tame some of the shall we say “younger more boisterous” members of the Club.” – Bradley Chard, General Manager, East Berkshire Golf Club