legendary england footballer
The 2018 World Cup
Sir Geoff Hurst is a legendary footballer, best-known for scoring the hat-trick that helped England triumph over Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final.
After joining West Ham as an apprentice, Geoff enjoyed a glittering career: he was the First Division's top goal-scorer for six seasons in a row, won 49 caps and scored 24 goals for England.
After retiring as a player, he went into football management for a brief period before finding business success in the insurance industry.
He's passionate about getting children to be active and enjoy sport, and served as President of Sparks, the children's medical research charity, in 2010.
It's difficult to transcend the divide from sporting excellence to speaking excellence, but Geoff has done exactly that.
Drawing on a range of fascinating anecdotes and insights from his sporting career, he teases out the parallels between sport and business to motivate and inspire audiences.
He consistently receives standing ovations, and is the perfect fit for events around the 2018 World Cup.
"Not surprisingly, we had some excellent feedback from our delegates: 'Amusing, insightful, iconic.'
'Very entertaining - great to hear from a great team player and sports and business expert.'
'Great way to end, what a lovely speaker. Quality opinions.'
'Legend.'" --- Emma Spear, Marketing Manager, SDI Europe
"Sir Geoff was arguably the most balanced guest we have ever had. His professionalism and personal humility was a paradoxical mix that won the greatest respect from everyone there. Coupled with this was his ability to converse on topics at the highest level, whilst knowing when to revert back to boyish humour. A truly outstanding individual." --- Nigel Jackson, Head of RBS Retail Banking