Guy Richardson

Scotland, United Kingdom
My Fee Ranges
    2.5k to 5k

About Guy Richardson

Over a period of 30 years Guy has been developing and leading High Performance Teams. Uniquely, he has worked in one of the elite armies of the world as well as one of the world’s most celebrated international sports teams.


As an officer in the British Army for 20 years, he led soldiers on operations at the age of 22. In this environment, where there is no room for mistakes, trust and absolute belief in your abilities is essential. His operational service in the army took him to Northern Ireland, 1st Gulf War, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Bosnia.

International Sports Director

On leaving the army in 2004 Guy joined The Scottish Rugby Union and became the Scotland National Rugby Team Manager. As the first professional Manager for the National Team, Guy led in the development of a world class environment within which the team could perform. He also formed an operational department, bringing together all operational support and allowing best practice to be shared. In 2010 Guy became the Director of Operations for The British and Irish Lions Rugby Team and was accountable for everything off the field of play. His collaborative leadership enabled him to get the very best out of stakeholders, all working to the one goal.

Businessman & University Lecturer

Following the success of the tour in 2013, Guy founded his company EIGER Performance which enables clients to achieve high performance through a range of Leadership and High Performance Consulting services tailored to individual needs. The business also provides sports event management services and inspirational Key Note Speaking. Guy is a graduate of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and The Open University. He is an Associate of Napier University and a visiting lecturer on leadership and High Performance Teams at Manchester Metropolitan University, Loughborough University, St Andrews University and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

My Specialist Subjects


Guy offers many talks around the topic of leadership. The common theme to all of them is that they are inspirational and based on his real life experiences leading teams in the military and in sport at the highest level. Guy has an innate ability to tailor his talks to the needs of the clients and what key messages they wish to get across. The Testimonials speak for themselves.

High Performance Teams

Guy has had the privilege of leading High Performing Teams for over 30 years, often in challenging environments. Like his leadership talks, there are many anecdotes as he takes you through his experiences. An outline of a High Performance talk is as follows:
# What is a High Performance Team (HPT)?
# What are the keys to success of a HPT?
# The dangers to a HPT?

Leadership & High Performance Teams

This presentation combines Guy's experiences in both leadership and the development of High Performing Teams. Under the heading of 'Leading a Team through a Minefield of Obstructions and Adversity' Guy cleverly steers attendees though a journey of what he considers the top 5 qualities of a leader are and how that leader can go on to build a High Performance Team.

The British and Irish Lions

Guy has been on the management team for two British and Irish Lions Tours; South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013. Under this subject, Guy has two exceptional talks. Firstly he can take attendees through the journey of planning and delivering one of the worlds top sporting events. Secondly he brings to life how the 4 teams of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales came together in 2013 to become world class and beat Australia in their own back yard.


"You were inspiring Guy and truly reached the imagination of every person in the room. Gerard has seen many speakers over the years so his comment that yours was the best he had ever heard was quite something".

Leadership - Head of Training at CR SMITH Glaziers

" I have been to a number of talks over the years of my involvement in sport and management/leadership and hands down yours was the best by far. If you are ever in Ireland again I would love to listen to you again and learn from you".

Leadership - Attendee at the Irish Institute of Sport event

"It was extremely engaging, thought provoking and provided all of us with a few ‘nuggets’ to think about and bring into our own roles with Paralympics Ireland and other sports bodies".

High Performance Teams -Liam Harbison, CEO, Paralympics Ireland

"Guy’s treatment of the subjects of leadership and team dynamics under the umbrella of a talk on High Performing Teams was a refreshing approach and highly effective. Guy’s delivery is highly engaging and much appreciated by his audience. Thank you, Guy. You have given the impetus we needed to put in place the mechanisms and techniques that will help ensure that our staff can truly contribute successfully".

High Performance Teams - Andrew Barr-Sim, Managing Director. Drum Commodities Limited

"I was very impressed by your talk. Your pragmatic approach to relationships and your attention to detail around planning and execution was refreshing".

The Lions - Gary Keegan, Director of Irish Institute of Sport

"I can say with supreme confidence that Guy is a highly respected sports administrator who is considered to be world class and at the top of his field in regards to tour and team management, planning, operations and logistics. In my 10 years of working in elite sport, I’ve rarely met sports administrators in Guy’s class. Guy is a true professional who is incredibly impressive and personable".

The Lions - Gavin Dovey, Team Manager, Australian Cricket Team

Clients I've Worked For

  • The British and Irish Lions
  • HSBC
  • Cairn Energy
  • Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks
  • Commonwealth Games Scotland
  • The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Loughborough University
  • Magners
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • World Club Sevens
  • Institute of Heathcare Management
  • UBS
  • Harrow School
  • Scottish Rugby
  • Sporta
  • St Andrews University
  • Drum Commodities
  • Visit Scotland
  • Scottish Gymnastics
  • Leaders

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