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Mark Richardson – Olympian and Respected Performance and People Development Speaker

Mark Richardson is a former world-class athlete who enjoyed success at an Olympic and World Championship level and is now a leading speaker on Management and People Development.

Known to most as an Olympian, Mark won a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and gold at the Athens 1997 World Championship both in the 4x400m relay.

Since his retirement, Mark became a Partner at Lane4, one of the UK’s leading Management and People Development Consultancies. He has over a decade of experience working with Boards, Senior Management Teams & Senior Leaders across a variety of industries and sectors within both the private and public sector.

In 2022 he left Lane4 and became a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry (a global organisational consulting firm).

Mark has expertise in People Change, Leadership, Developing Teams, Personal Resilience, Human Performance and is an accredited Performance Coach. As a consultant Mark draws on psychological principles to help create engagement, learning, behaviour shift and inspiration.


Mark Richardson is an accomplished and sought-after speaker & conference facilitator. Most recently Mark was the lead facilitator of two groundbreaking leadership summits working with the Top 50 leaders from the most significant police force in the UK to help shift the leadership culture.

Mark has expertise in

• People Change
• Leadership
• Developing Teams
• Personal Resilience
• Human Performance

Mark is an accredited Performance Coach, and as a consultant, Mark draws on
psychological principles to help create engagement, learning, behaviour shift and inspiration.


Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.