GCA Conference 2019 is proud to introduce guest speaker...

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We are pleased to announce the confirmation of our Tuesday afternoon conference line-up. In addition to Sir Clive Woodward, England’s Rugby World Cup winning Coach (and successful businessman and entrepreneur!) we will be joined by Kevin Pietersen in conversation with our Chairman, Mike Lind.

Widely known for his cricketing prowess, Kevin Pietersen has been described by esteemed legends within the game as simply the ‘Greatest batsman to ever wear an England shirt.’

Kevin made his debut for England in 2005 and in an international career spanning a decade, played 104 Test matches, scoring 8,181 runs at an average of 47.28. He has scored over 13,000 runs in all formats of the game and in 2013 became England’s all-time leading run-scorer. After his sensational 158 at the Oval in 2005, an innings which helped England secure an Ashes victory for the first time since 1987, the England team received MBE’s from her Majesty the Queen.

However, cricket is only one part of who Kevin is. As a fearless, selfless and single-minded individual, Kevin has demonstrated
 a fierce determination to overcome adversity and fight to help others, be it underprivileged children or threatened rhinos in Africa and India.

In addition to his roles as a cricket analyst with International broadcasters, Kevin's main focus is to dedicate
 more time and energy into the things that matter most to him – conservation and community work. 

With the mission to save Rhinos from extinction, Kevin set up an initiative called SORAI (save our Rhino’s in Africa and India). A product range (cricket and general merchandise) to support the fund raising and awareness for ongoing preservation and protection of Rhino’s in Africa and India and the ongoing education, awareness and public support of this issue globally. 

On top of this he is looking to raise awareness for forward-looking infrared cameras (FLIR), which will help to protect wildlife at night from poachers. Hoping to achieve his fundraising target, he will also be hosting a 100-person team bike ride through the Kruger National Park in 2019. 

Mike is keen for the GCA to support Kevin’s work and raise awareness of his charity.

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