A legend of international rugby and international sport. He was captain of the mighty New Zealand Rugby Team, the All Blacks. Sean played 92 international rugby matches for the All Blacks from 1986-1998, including a world record of 63 consecutive Test matches and 51 Test matches as captain of New Zealand, and is renowned as a tough and uncompromising competitor. Sean draws upon his experiences as a winning team captain to offer audiences his expertise as a leader and motivator.
Sean is the Vice-Chairman and Academy Member of the Laureus Sports Foundation. He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit by the Governor General in 1997. At the end of 1999, Fitzpatrick was named as hooker in Rugby World magazine’s Team of the Century.
Sean is still very much involved in rugby, he is currently an author and journalist to various international publications, as well as a pundit on Sky Sports and ITV.
Andy joined Shirlaws in 2011, attracted by their philosophy and attitude, and is now working with a broad selection of businesses and their owners, helping them unlock the potential in their operations and people.
He’s known for his calm and collected approach and an ability to align teams together for a faster and more profitable implementation of their business and brand strategies.
Andy has held senior commercial roles with blue chip corporate brands (including Land Rover, AXA and Taylor Woodrow), as well as leadership roles in SME and mid-tier businesses.