Rory Underwood to Inspire Veteran Success at OA Bristol Networking Event

The former England rugby star and RAF officer will share his career journey and insight with serving and former officers.

Rory Underwood MBE is a legendary international rugby player, scoring a record 49 tries for England, winning six caps for the British Lions and playing at Leicester Tigers for 14 years. He also spent 18 years as a pilot in the RAF, spending more than 3,000 hours flying Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines. Rory is now an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.

Since 1999, Rory has used his experiences from international sport, military and business to help individuals, teams and organisations increase their performance. At this event, run by the Officers’ Association (OA), he will offer practical advice on how to fulfil potential and achieve professional goals. Service leavers will hear how Rory built a successful post military career by recognising the commercial value of the skills he gained whilst serving.

After his talk, there will be a Q&A session and an opportunity to network with local employers.

Rory said: “I have worked in the sports, military, charity and business sectors and have seen at first-hand a common approach to success. It requires teamwork, discipline, insight and leadership. I’m looking forward to discussing how veterans can take a strategic approach to their professional development.”

The event is organised by the OA, the veterans’ charity that supports serving and former officers to build sustainable and successful careers after leaving the Armed Forces. Local and regional employers, business professionals, plus serving and former officers, are welcome to attend.

Lee Holloway, OA’s CEO, said: “Rory will bring a fresh perspective on building a new career beyond military life, as someone who has been successful in his different careers. He is an outstanding example of how former officers can adapt their military skills to new environments. We look forward to hearing what he has to say.”

The event takes place on Monday 17th September at 6:30pm, at the M Shed in Bristol.

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