Keith Wood joined Emerald in 2016 as an advisor. Keith has worked with a number of large global brands providing expertise in sponsorship, strategy and marketing implementation. He advises on Emerald’s growth strategy which includes expanding Emerald’s rapidly growing business across new geographies and services including www.airportgateway.com, the global airport meet and assist business.
Keith is a former captain of the Irish, British & Irish Lions, Munster, Harlequins & Garryowen Rugby Teams. He is also co-owner of W2 Consulting which provides a wide range of consultative assignments in Ireland and the UK to a broad range of businesses including SME’s, Multinationals, Statutory Agencies, National Governing Bodies, professional sports bodies and community organisations.
Keith holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Limerick for services to Sport and was the inaugural winner of the IRB World Player of the Year in 2001. He is a Patron of Special Olympics, Chair of the Healthy Ireland Council and Patron of the UNESCO Chair for Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness in Tralee IT.