Peter Keen

Director of Sport Advancement, Loughborough University & Former Performance Director, UK Sport

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About Peter

Peter is a visionary speaker, coach and leader with a background in international high-performance sport. He has a proven track record in using sporting techniques and insights in a business setting.​

Speaker Biography

As Performance Director at UK Sport, Peter designed and implemented the strategic funding and performance management system that resulted in the triumphant achievement of Team GB at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

Peter has been involved, in an official capacity at seven Olympic Games and over 20 cycling championships. He has coached men and women to nine world records and gold medals at Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European Championships and over 50 national titles. He is widely credited as being the architect behind the dramatic rise in the profile and success of British Cycling as a result of his pioneering work between 1997 and 2003 establishing its high performance programme at the Manchester Velodrome.

After London 2012 he moved to Loughborough University to help ensure future generations benefit from his hard-won insights on the organisational and psychological resilience necessary for achieving and sustaining world-class performance.

"Not only was Peter’s presentation full of inspiration but he also gave us practical tools that we could take away and apply to our own performance as individuals and as teams. He met the brief perfectly and there is nothing we would change about this session.  You could hear a pin drop during the full 90 minutes!”

Robyn Laidlaw, Head of Distribution, Vanguard Asset Management

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