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. Additionally, Gavin's exceptional skills as an event host and captivating after-dinner speaker make him a truly engaging presence.

Books & Media

  • Legacy of Lions

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 provides valuable perspectives on the qualities required to excel as both a team player and a leader. He illustrates how the lessons acquired on the rugby field can be effectively applied in a professional setting to enhance performance.


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

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