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Tuesday 13th July




You’ll be sent a link to the event. You should not share this link, but members of your household are welcome to join the call (these guests will be with you on camera, using the same device/Zoom account). 


The deadline to register for this event has now passed.

Booking deadline

Friday 9 July 2021

General Information

For further information or if you have any enquiries, please contact the Development Office on 01223 338700 or at

Johnian Society Virtual Talk: Interview with Rob Andrew (1982)

The current restrictions on social gatherings make it harder than usual for Johnians to meet in person. To address this, the Johnian Society is hosting a series of virtual talks with alumni via Zoom. You may participate in the event for as long or short a time as you like, staying just for the interview or also engaging in friendly conversation with fellow alumni. 

England Rugby legend and cricketer Rob Andrew (1982) will speak to Karena Vleck (1986) about his inimitable sporting career followed by a Q&A. The three-time Grand Slam winner has excelled both as a player and in the management of both sports, and currently holds the role of CEO of Sussex Cricket. Rob Andrew will take us from the playing fields of St John’s to the Twickenham turf and beyond.

Karena Vleck (1986) is a Johnian Society Committee Member and General Counsel – Director of Legal and Business Affairs at World Athletics. Karena played in the first ever women’s Varsity Match in 1988 and is a former Legal and Governance Director at Rugby Football Union.

6.15–6.30pm: Online check-in opens.
6.30pm: Event is live.
6.30–6.35pm: Welcome message from Karena Vleck (1986), Committee member of the Johnian Society.
6.35–6.55pm: Interview with Rob Andrew (1982).
6.55pm onwards: Q&A and networking.

Invited speaker:

Rob Andrew

Rob Andrew (1982)

Rob Andrew came to St John’s in 1982. He made 17 first-class cricket appearances for the Cambridge University Cricket team in 1984 and 1985, as well as playing five times for Combined Universities in one-day cricket. He made his national debut on the rugby pitch in 1985, as fly-half for England in their winning match against Romania at Twickenham. For the next 10 years he was England’s regular fly-half earning 70 caps, including 2 as captain and won the Grand Slam with England 3 times. Rob joined Newcastle Gosforth, now Falcons, in 1995 as Director of Rugby and as a player. Andrew remained at Newcastle after the end of his playing career as director of rugby until 2006 where he also served on the club board. He then joined the Rugby Football Union and was appointed Elite Rugby Director where he oversaw all aspects of the professional game in England. In 2011 he was appointed Professional Rugby Director and was a member of the RFU Board. Rob was appointed CEO of Sussex Cricket in January 2017.

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