Warren Gatland OBE


A legend of Rugby, Warren Gatland OBE is a leading authority in international rugby coaching. Current head coach for Wales, Warren has led the side to success on the world stage with incredibly strong performances. An intriguing and highly capable rugby speaker, Warren has addressed a range of audiences and put forward thought-provoking thoughts about the complexities of managing driven and determined athletes on a daily basis.

Initially starting out as a player, Gatland played for Waikato in New Zealand for eight years. During this time, he made 140 appearances and was a key member of their first-team squad.

Gatland will be most recognisable for his coaching roles with Wales, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He initially started his coaching career with Galwegians RFC in 1989 and coached a number of other domestic sides before getting the Ireland job in 1998.

He got the job for Wales in 2007 and this is where Gatland has remained until 2019, he has become one of Wales’ greatest ever rugby managers. He has guided Wales to their first Triple Crown victory since 2005 and their tenth ever Grand Slam when the country won the 2008 Six Nations. He has been influential in rejuvenating Wales as a rugby playing nation, his ability to inspire his team is second to none. As a rugby speaker, Gatland can inspire his audiences with his calming personality and wonderful knowledge.

In 2012, Gatland guided Wales to their second Grand Slam in just four years. Gatland became the first ever coach to win three Grand Slams in the Six Nations era after Wales won the tournament in 2019. He led the country to the number one position in the world and has been hailed as one of their greatest ever coaches. Having created a strong reputation for himself, Warren shares his ability to maximise success and achieve goals with audiences as an after dinner speaker, boosting efficiency and effectiveness in all walks of life.

A highly well-respected figure within the rugby world, Gatland has enjoyed success wherever he has coached. A consummate professional with hugely impressive credentials, Warren is in constant demand as an after dinner speaker. A wonderful personality to have whenever hospitality is concerned, Gatland can tailor his speech to a client’s brief to ensure maximum relevance and effect.

To book Warren Gatland OBE as the rugby speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below:

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

  • Rugby Speaker
  • Success Maximisation
  • Achieving Goals
  • Teamwork & Team-Building
  • Leadership & Peak Performance
  • Drive & Determination

Watch Warren Gatland OBE in a press conference at the 2019 Rugby World Cup: