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Roger Black, MBE

For fourteen years Roger represented Great Britain at the highest level in the world of athletics, both as an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4x400 metre relay team, winning fifteen major Championship medals including European, Commonwealth, and World Championship Gold medals.

His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400 metre Silver medal in 1996 and he is particularly admired for his triumphs over adversity, successfully overcoming several serious injuries and set backs throughout his career.

Roger has been British Men's Team Captain and was awarded the M.B.E. in 1992.roger black image

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There are many similarities between high performance in the worlds of sport and business, and delegates will recognise many of the themes which Roger will be addressing in his session:


  • Change management
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Talent is not enough
  • Need to achieve v Fear of failure
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Ownership/accountability
  • Synergy - surrounding yourself with talent
  • Pro-active v Re-active


In particular Roger will be looking at the space between talent and performance and the attitude and behaviours of world class performers.