Gavin Hastings OBE

Former International Rugby Player

Gavin Hastings is a former international rugby player, with 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of them as Captain. He captained the 1993 British Lions New Zealand Tour and has scored 700 points in test rugby. Gavin now has his own consultancy, whose mission is to help leaders excel under pressure.

"Losers make promises, winners make commitments" Gavin Hastings

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  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Host
  • After Dinner


He presents in English.

How he presents

No stranger to public speaking Gavin appears regularly in the media and newspapers and his tailor-made presentations are filled with a mix of humorous and inspirational anecdotes.


  • Best Seat in the House: Diary of the 1997 British Lions Tour to South Africa (with Miles Harrison)
  • High Balls and Happy Hours: An Autobiography (with Clem Thomas)
  • So Close to Glory: The Lions in New Zealand 1993 (with Ian McGeechan)
  • Scotland's Grand Slam, 1990 (with Ian McGeechan, Ian Robertson, Mick Cleary and David Sole)

In Detail

Gavin's debut for Scotland was against France in 1986 alongside his brother Scott. Gavin kicked 6 penalty goals to give Scotland victory by 18 points to 17. Gavin retired from rugby following the 1995 World Cup in South Africa and founded Hastings International.


Gavin offers audiences great insight into what it takes to be a great team player and leader. He shows how we can apply the lessons learned on the rugby pitch to a business environment to achieve better performance. He is also an excellent event host and entertaining after dinner speaker.


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IT Forum

Gavin was really good, full of energy and came across very humble. We all loved the war stories.

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