Ollie Phillips lives an extraordinary life; following an illustrious career in professional rugby he has become a highly successful businessman in one of the world’s largest professional service networks, PwC. A Guinness World Record Holder, motivational speaker and expedition leader to name a few, he is proof that anything is possible.
Growing up in Brighton, Ollie began playing rugby at the tender age of four. Alongside his progressing talent for the sport, Ollie worked hard on his studies and went on to earn a BA in Business at Durham University. Voted the ‘Best Seven’s Player in the World’ in 2009, Ollie had a distinguished rugby career for 14 years playing and leading his country in three Seven’s World Cup tournaments. However, in 2013 Ollie suffered a severe calf injury that brought his illustrious rugby career to an end.
Ollie threw himself into a mammoth challenge by sailing round the world in the ‘Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’ after being persuaded by legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. With a taste for adventure, Ollie led an expedition on a 100 mile trek to the magnetic North Pole and set the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Northerly Rugby Match’ and helped raise over £1 million for his chosen charities in 18 months.