Chris Rankin, Business Development Manager at Precept IT in Belfast was delighted to take part in a prestigious event with Nigel Owens MBE to the IoD for an interview style event at Ulster Rugby’s home stadium, Kingspan.
Nigel is a Welsh International and Heineken Cup rugby union referee who received his MBE in 2015 for his services to sport. This event was held in Kingspan Stadium where Nigel was exploring the world of leadership over a light lunch.
Nigel Owens MBE, International Rugby Referee
Nigel Owens MBE is a Welsh International and Heineken Cup rugby union referee. He was the only Welsh referee at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups and is regarded as the first openly gay man to referee at the highest level. Born and raised in a small village in South Wales he was appointed as an international referee in 2005, and that year officiated his first international between Ireland and Japan in Osaka.
Chris Rankin commented – Loved today’s IOD event with
@nigelrefowens speaking. What an amazing humble man with such great rugby stories. Never laughed so much!!!
Nigel Owens also refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final!