Matthew Pinsent

Consecutive Gold Medalist, English Rower and Broadcaster

  • Matthew Pinsent`s Keynote Speaker Fee Fee range is for U.S. events, depending on location and organization type

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

  • Matthew Pinsent`s Keynote Speaker Fee Fee range is for U.S. events, depending on location and organization type

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    United Kingdom (UK)

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About Keynote Speaker Matthew Pinsent

Having learnt to row at school, Matthew’s first impact on the sporting conscious was with Oxford University where he won the prestigious University Boat Race twice, and was President of the Oxford University Boat Club. In 1992 Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a Coxless Pair with Sir Steve Redgrave, he won Gold at the Barcelona Olympics. At just 21 years old, it was already clear that Matthew was developing into one of the world’s greatest oarsmen.

At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent/Redgrave duo won another Gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven World Championship Golds.

Their unbroken run of successes continued through to the Millennium Olympic Games in Sydney when Pinsent, now in a Coxless Four, again triumphed, earning his third Olympic Gold Medal. “The Race” in which he did it was voted ‘Britain’s Greatest Sporting Moment’ and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.

On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic Games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history by becoming one of only 5 athletes to win 4 consecutive Gold medals. In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian World Champions. On 30th November 2004 Matthew announced his retirement from international rowing, having sealed his name amongst the greatest Olympians of all time by winning again in Athens. His autobiography, “A lifetime in a race”, which he wrote himself, was published on 2nd September 2004.

Matthew was awarded the MBE in 1993, the CBE in 2001 and in the 2005 New Year’s Honours list he was awarded a knighthood.

Matthew now shares his incredible journey with the public as an outstanding motivational speaker; regularly presenting at events, leading conferences and delivering key-note speeches. Matthew also currently writes for The Times and has become an integral figure in the BBC’s broadcasting roster. Matthew has been a key live reporter and commentator for the BBC during its coverage of two Olympic and Paralympic Games (in Beijing and London), three Winter Olympics (in Turin, Vancouver and Sochi), and two Commonwealth Games (in Delhi and Glasgow). In addition, he travels the world reporting regularly for the BBC from international sporting competitions, such as the Rowing and Canoeing World Championships, and iconic British sporting events such as The Boat Race and The Invictus Games. He is also now an Umpire for the Boat Race.

In 2011 and 2012, Matthew fronted the critically-acclaimed BBC “World Olympic Dreams” series, which followed 25 athletes from around the world, including Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, on their pursuit of glory at London 2012. BBC World Olympic Dreams was covered by the BBC, BBC World News, BBC World Service, BBC News Channel and BBC Radio 5Live. He is currently presenting for “Inspire: The Olympic Journey”, a monthly series celebrating the biggest names, the rising stars and the unsung heroes of Olympic sport; as well as being a regular presenter on BT Sports Panel.


Matthew’s speech was excellent and extremely motivational. He commanded the stage and captivated the audience. I would like to use him for every conference.



On behalf of the Management Team at SCA, I would like to thank you for attending our annual conference. Your excellent presentation was most appropriate for our theme of Delivering Excellence. You told us most clearly, the many aspects to doing just that when you achieved your goals. Our delegates are still talking about your presentation.



Matthew was excellent, he really helped get across the team spirit to achieve success which the client was very happy about. He chatted and spent a great deal of time with the guests. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Royal Bank of Scotland


Thank you so much for speaking at our annual conference, it was a privilege to hear you speak. The delegates were inspired and captured listening to you. You deserved the standing ovation, congratulations.



He was fantastic, as usual. The participants benefited from his description of teamwork, collaboration, competition, goal setting and ambition. All so easy to “bridge” into the world of the executive.



Your speech was hugely funny and motivational. It was massively inspiring to listen to you talk about the focus and drive required to be the best at what you do…In difficult economic times, your messages couldn’t be more poignant and I awake this morning with renewed enthusiasm for my job.




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