The VSI Team focus is to pioneer tomorrow’s leaders in sport and business through education and performance

We understand the value of brokering our network to create new channels to market and in a timescale that can capitalise on opportunities arising.  We identify and create partnerships that engage and motivate key influencers so that we can work fast and successfully to achieve our goals.  The core VSI team are Andy McIntyre and Tony Faulkner



The MSD Advisory board

VSI also work closely with their prestigious academic Advisory Board to gain input and accreditation at the highest level. Convening quarterly to advise and guide on course content, ensuring the MSD always delivers value and relevance within the market enabling the course to constantly evolve in response to the industry’s changing needs. These organisations also support us with their network of sporting contacts to assist graduates with future positions where possible.


The world’s longest established
professional sportsperson’s union. The PFA
is there to protect, improve and negotiate
the conditions, rights and status of all
professional players.

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Sports Coach UK - Andy Grant

The central agency for coaching,
Sports Coach UK work to support the
development of their coaching systems.
Andy Grant
at Sports Coach UK is an
innovative problem-solver on all things
sport with a record of generating new
solutions and implementing cutting-edge
programmes and systems.

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Executives in Sport Group - Darren Simmonds

Executives In Sport Talent Management
and Recruitment Consultancy have
unrivalled insight into the Sporting
Director role. Seeing the role evolve and
prevail in recent years, they provide the
course with valuable insight on the role
of a Sporting Director across a broad
range of sports.

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The ECB - Gordon Lord

Gordon Lord is currently the Head
of Elite Coach Development
at the England and Wales
Cricket Board. He is
responsible for the development and
leadership of the ECB’s Level 4 “Master
Coach” Award and associated CPD
opportunities and for Succession Planning
for all Elite Coaching roles within England
Cricket. He provides and facilitates Mentor
and Coaching support to Coaches in the
First Class and International arena and to
coaches identified within the ECB’s
Succession Plans.

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Diane Modahl

Diane is one of Britain’s
most successful 800m
runners. She won a
Gold Medal in the 1990
Commonwealth Games
and she has also
competed in 4 Olympic
Games, 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona,
1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney.

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Phil Davies

Phil Davies is one of
the most successful
Welsh Rugby players
of his generation. Phil’s
detailed approach to
the game has led to a
significant career, not just as a player, but
as a very successful coach and manager at
the highest levels of the game across
the UK.

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Institute of Directors

Guiding, developing, connecting and influencing. The IoD's mission is to support you in your leadership role, represent your interests and encourage the highest levels of professional business conduct.

Nick Robinson specialises in helping leaders to unite the strategy, structure and staff of a business so they can get great results.

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Neuroscience Practioners Guild

The professional network dedicated
to translating neuroscience research
into practical tools and techniques for
leadership and personal growth...

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