Darren Shand has been the All Blacks Manager since 2004, which included the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup winning campaigns and in 2013 the first undefeated Test season.
In his time, the All Blacks also won the Tri Nations and subsequent Rugby Championship six times. The All Blacks have also won three Grand Slams against the Home Nations in 2005, 2008 and 2010 and been World Rugby Team of the Year ten times: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 - 2016 as well as World Sports Team of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards.
Darren has a Bachelor of Physical Education (Otago University) and previously served as Marketing Manager with tourism pioneers AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown.
In 2014, Darren was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Darren talks about leadership, building teams and growing people, working under pressure, change management and living your values.
We engaged with Darren to present on building high performing teams and a winning culture to a group of aspiring and senior leaders in the Les Mills team. Darren did a superb job of deliver ... keep readinging an inspiring and motivating message while all the time relating it to our day to day environment. Darren coupled a great presentation with ad hoc questions that left the group highly engaged, inspired and armed with fresh thoughts on leading in their environments. Les Mills Fitness
Darren was extremely approachable and open. He was honest and upfront. He was professional, informative, and entertaining.