After Dinner Speaker John Simonett

John Simonett is a former schoolmaster and sportsman. He obtained a First Class Honours degree from Bristol University, majoring in psychology, and achieved the rare distinction of captaining a Scottish rugby team to a victory over England (albeit at the U19 Group level!)

He subsequently played Premiership rugby for Gloucester, with whom he won the John Player Cup against the Leicester Tigers at Twickenham. Having been Head of Games at the King’s School, Gloucester for many years, he left teaching to become a professional speaker and conference presenter, and is now firmly established as one of the most original and entertaining speakers on the “circuit”. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of The Professional Speaking Association.