Dylan Hartley is a former England rugby captain.
In the world of rugby, Dylan has cemented his status as a club legend. England’s most capped hooker and third most capped player of all time, Dylan made 250 appearances; spending 10 years as captain, and winning a Premiership title and European Challenge Cup
He moved to the UK from New Zealand, aged 16, to embark on his rugby dream.
Hartley joined the Senior Academy of Northampton Saints in the summer of 2005 and quickly rose through the England ranks.
As Captain of The Saints, he led the club during the most successful period in their history. He spearheaded a pack that dominated across the Premiership and Europe.
He helped the club to an immediate promotion back to the Premiership. This win was followed by an incredible run winning the Premiership title, two European Challenge Cups and an Anglo-Welsh Cup. They also reached separate Premiership and Heineken Cup finals.
Hartley’s performances at Saints earned him international recognition. His first Test start was at Old Trafford in 2009, where England played Argentina.
From 2009, Dylan racked up almost a century of caps, winning three Six Nations titles, including the Grand Slam in 2016, just three months after becoming Captain.
After that successful campaign, Hartley led England to a historic 3-0 Test series victory over Australia before captaining a successful defence of their Championship title and a series win over Argentina.
Hartley has constantly proved he has a unique resilience to both stay at the top and come back from times of adversity.
Dylan Hartley is available for Q&A led sessions as an entertaining rugby speaker.
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Candid Leadership: Building Clarity, Trust, and a Competitive Advantage
For inspirational keynote Q&A sessions, Dylan discusses Candid Leadership.
Having played sport at the highest level, Dylan Hartley has ample experience cultivating elite cultures. Appreciating the detail and difficulty of nurturing championship-winning atmospheres, the former England captain has fine-tuned his approach and gained invaluable knowledge of instigating change. This all begins with candour, work ethic, and setting the right example as a leader.
Dylan’s honest fireside chat will focus upon themes such as:
- High Performance
- Ethics and Ethos
Dylan will revisit key career moments to form tangible connections between his career and business skills. Delegates will leave with a new perspective on workplace culture – one that equips them with the tools required to realise collaborative success.