Leadership expert homes in on social responsibility at global football conference

Peter Lowe, former head of education and performance management at Manchester City Football Club, flew out to to Bad Ragaz in Switzerland to moderate a panel of leading global speakers at the FOOTBALL IS MORE (FIM) conference.

The Cheshire-based talent manager-turned-thought leader was called upon to play his part on the world stage in moderating a panel examining the social responsibility agenda in global football.

The FIM Foundation, together with its partners, hosted the fifth international forum and welcomed leading personalities from the worlds of business, science, politics and sport to discuss education, inclusion and how football can help to benefit disadvantaged communities across the globe.

Peter took to the stage alongside former Minister of Commonwealth, Minister of Sport and the Olympic Games, Rt Hon Sir Hugh Robertson, EU Director of Youth and Sport, Antonio Silva Mendes, Member of the Swiss Council of State, Karin Keller-Sutter and President of the German National Paralympic Committee, Friedhelm Julius Beucher.

Their discussion focused on the shifting paradigm of CSR, the private sector and the world of sport and how they are moving towards a more cohesive model to achieve global aims of enhancing social responsibility.

Peter adeptly managed the discussion and encouraged the speakers to share their views on the challenges faced and the need to collaborate and engage effectively to really make a difference.

A public speaker and thought leader on creating winning cultures, Peter’s exceptional communication skills and ‘say-it-as-it-is’ approach reaped incredible results during his career at the Premiership football club, translating to the development of 39 first team footballers and 25 international players.

Recognising the parallels between sport and business, he founded First Team Ltd in 2013 and now spends his time on the global circuit advising businesses, education establishments and sports organisations on creating winning mindsets.

Commenting on his experience at the FOOTBALL IS MORE conference 2015, Peter said: “It was an incredible honour to be invited to moderate a discussion panel of international sporting ambassadors talking about how football can change lives and have a real impact in disadvantaged communities.”

CEO of FOOTBALL IS MORE, Hanspeter Rothmund, added: “The conference was a powerful means of demonstrating that when leaders from the worlds of business, politics and sport come together, we can make a huge difference in improving the lives of disadvantaged people around the world.”

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