Dean is a highly experienced elite sports performance professional, with the rare combination of coaching and co-ordination skills. He has the ability to move along the coaching-management continuum, functioning effectively either as a coach or performance director.

As a performance director, Dean has been a creator and coordinator of multi-faceted elite sport performance enhancement programs, but one who never loses sight of the importance of maintaining the connection with the playing squad through coaching.

As a coach, his success is based on in-depth understanding of sports science - he is currently completing a PhD in the subject, has published many papers, and is sought after to speak at international conferences - combined with expertise in human engagement to get the best out of individual players and athletes.

Dean has used these skills to enhance the performance of individuals and teams in Olympic and professional sports across many countries; including:

• The Rugby Football Union
• Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
• The Australian Wallabies
• World Rugby
• Japan Rugby Football Union
• Netball Australia
• Fédération Française de Rugby
• Brisbane Broncos Rugby League Club
• Leicester Tigers
• Australian Institute of Sport,
• Queensland Academy of Sport
• Athletics Australia