I am a founding director of Esportif International NZ Limited, a company I formed with Bruce Sharrock in 2001. As a result of having played as a professional for over a twelve year period in both Rugby codes I pride myself on being able to identify directly with our clients and have a clear understanding of what is required to pursue and succeed in Rugby as a career option. During my time as a professional footballer I identified the need for young athletes to surround themselves with good people and sound advice, these being the two key elements that drove me to enter the sports management industry. I have a wealth of local industry knowledge as well as vast experience within the international rugby market which is key to my role as Director of International Operations with Esportif International NZ Limited. I travel to Japan regularly to maintain contact with our clients, the close-knit Rugby community of corporate teams and their management as I do for our colleagues in the UK, France and others major markets.