At a ceremony today, Wednesday 20th July, within the grounds of Teesside University we are immensely proud to say Wingman’s Director, Rory Underwood MBE DL, has received the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the University.
A former rugby union player, famed for his international rugby career including playing in three Grand Slam teams, three World Cups and the current highest try scorer for England with 49 tries, he also amassed 3000hrs flying as a pilot in his eighteen-year career for the RAF and is now a celebrated businessman.
Since 1999 Rory has brought his expertise of high performing teams to the business world as a consultant, combining his wealth of experience from international sport, the military, physical achievement, and team development to work with both public and private sector clients. Today, Rory is an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler, performance coach and strategic consultant supporting teams in organisations all over the country as part of Wingman Ltd, a strategy consultancy based in the East Midlands, which he started in 2009
Rory was presented with his award from Teesside University Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Paul Croney OBE who said: ‘Graduation is an opportunity to celebrate the academic success of our student community who have worked extremely hard to achieve their awards.
‘I am pleased that the University is awarding an honorary doctorate to Rory Underwood who has achieved great success in a variety of fields. I hope his story continues to inspire our graduates as they set out to achieve their ambitions.”