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Fran Millar

Fran Millar

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Fran is Head of Winning Behaviours & Business Operations and one of the founding members of Team Sky


As a founding Member of Team Sky, Fran Millar is Head of Winning Behaviours and Head of all Operations. Basically she leads everything that occurs at Team Sky with the exception of the athletes actually riding the bike. Fran was listed in Management Todays Top Women under 35 to watch out for 2 years running until over the qualifying age and at the time commenting that she’d achieved beyond her wildest dreams.


Fran Millar holds a dual role as both Director of Business Operations and Head of Winning Behaviours at Team Sky. Returning to head up all the team’s “off bike” functions in 2015, her responsibilities include overseeing the team’s marketing and communications strategy, stakeholder management, and all the commercial and legal aspects that come with running the world’s number one cycling team.

In her role as Head of Winning Behaviours, Fran looks after Team Sky’s values, culture and people. A role introduced at the end of 2013 when the team had successfully won two consecutive editions of the Tour de France, its primary function is to focus the organisation on continuous improvement, ensuring every member of the team is constantly striving to get the best out of themselves.

Fran has worked alongside Sir Dave Brailsford for over a decade, and after helping build Team Sky from the bottom up, has remained at the heart of the team since its inception in February 2009.

Prior to working at Team Sky Fran set-up and ran her own successful athlete and event management agency for 7 years initially representing her brother, going on to represent some of the UK’s highest profile cyclists including Sports Personality of the Year in 2011 Mark Cavendish.

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Fran delivered the brief perfectly. A great mix of examples and content that engaged the audience. Videos and slides were great. Fran pitched the slot perfectly. I was slightly nervous that non-cycling fans might not engage with the content, but this nervousness was mis-placed. She was funny, engaging and had great content. She delivered a great slot that engagement cycling and non-cycling fans alike.


Fran put the message across very effectively using some great examples and strong theory. Fran was engaging and used some very down to earth descriptions which the whole audience could relate to.


Fran was a huge hit with the audience. Her passion for her subject coupled with a very natural and humble delivery style was very well received. She is probably the most engaging speaker we have ever had speak to this senior audience.

Whitbread PLC

Fran Millar is an eloquent, energetic, informed and very polished speaker, whose presentation style was very well received by our audience of senior professionals. Her knowledge of her subject is unquestionable and the impact of her session had a lasting effect.

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