Episode 1 - The Business of Sports Show
David Moffatt, Former CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union
Welcome to episode 1 of The Business of Sports Show, a show that looks at both sides of sports, from the on the field to the off field business. We have some fantastic guests lined up and we are kicking this season off with David Moffatt, former CEO of The Welsh Rugby Union. David took over as CEO of the Welsh Rugby Union and set about the mammoth task of clearing down some of the £70+ million in debts the union had, some from the build of the Millennium Stadium (now currently known as the Principality Stadium) and some from simple poor financial management. When he joined they were reporting yearly losses of around £3.4 million and by the time he left, profits in excess of £4 million – that’s some change in fortunes. Here David talks to The Business of Sports Show, about how he set about that task, what the challenges were, why he is considered a controversial figure in Wales and what he’s been up to more recently.
Episode 2 - The Business of Sports Show
Mark Colbourne MBE, Gold Medal Winning Paralympian
episode 2 with Mark Colbourne MBE, Gold Medal winning Paralympian Mark is literally the man who fell out of the sky, suffering a horrific paragliding accident that should’ve claimed his life. Instead, it left him with a broken back and unable to walk, he was airlifted to hospital, but rather than that being the end of his story, it was the start. He battled back, through dark times to not only walk about but to take up cycling, initially to raise money for the services who had saved his life and given him hope, and then professionally, becoming part of the legendary British Cycling team who roared to victory in London 2012, where Mark took gold but also broke the world record TWICE! Here Mark talks to The Business of Sports Show, that life changing moment and the long road to recovery but also the mindset it takes to be a success, on the track and off it, from working with world class coaches to becoming one himself.
Episode 3 - The Business of Sports Show
Mike Denbee, Former Professional Rugby Player
episode 3 with Mike Denbee. While studying for a degree in business management at the University of Plymouth, Mike started playing rugby for Plymouth RFC, progressing on to becoming a professional ending up playing for London Welsh as they rose to the Premiership from the English Championship, playing at the very top of English rugby. Having made the decision to retire early and take up a role in the world of business, making the transition from a pro athlete to working in business. Mike talks us through his career, the choices he had to make and the advice he would give to younger players in today’s professional game. A great chat with a top guy, who dishes out some sound advice.