Jason Leonard gained a world record-breaking 114 caps for England during his 14 year international rugby career. His amazing achievements include England’s Rugby World Cup win in 2003, as well as 4 Grand Slams.
Jason played in 4 World Cups and went on 3 British & Irish Lions tours, for which he gained 5 additional caps. At club level, he made a massive 290 appearances for Harlequins, spanning both the amateur and professional game. His list of accomplishments earned him an MBE for services to sport in 2002, which became an OBE after England’s Rugby World Cup success. He was also inducted to the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014.
Even since his retirement in 2004, Jason has remained highly involved in the world of rugby. He was President of the RFU from 2015-2016, and is currently a board member for the Six Nations and Chairman of the British & Irish Lions.
In 2008, Jason joined Besso Group, and has since worked as a Senior Advisor for the established Lloyd’s broker. Outside of the corporate world, Jason has recently launched his own special event service, The FunBus.
Jason has also worked with and supported numerous charities throughout his career. He has been holding Annual Dinners since 2004, which have to date raised over £2 million for charities and good causes. In 2014, he founded The Atlas Foundation, a charity which uses the power of rugby to improve the lives of impoverished young people all over the world and today he remains Chairman of the Foundation.