Andrew Embley

Former West Coast Eagles premiership player, motivational speaker

Andrew Embley is a former West Coast Eagles premiership player who played 15 seasons with the club and was one of their highest profile and most respected players until his retirement at the end of 2013. Andrew served as vice captain of the West Coast Eagles between 2004 and 2007. In the club's victory over Sydney in the 2006 AFL Grand Final he was awarded the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on the ground.

Andrew is a very approachable and engaging speaker who draws on the potent parallels between business and sport in his presentations.

He knows what it takes to be part of a successful team and understands the effort and determination required to rebuild an organisation. He understands the importance of having strong leadership as well as how to form and implement a vision to ensure that any team or organisation is aligned to the goals they want to achieve.

Outside football Andrew has a passion for food and is high profile as a celebrity chef. He hosts his own degustation nights called 'Cooking with Embers' which have become extremely popular with West Coast Eagles fans and corporate clients and he also in demand for cooking demonstrations at events. He is an apprentice chef at Beluga, a restaurant in the Claremont Quarter, which he co-owns with West Coast Eagles team member Dean Cox.

As well as being a great speaker, Andrew Embley is also great at mixing and mingling which makes his popular for cocktail events.


Andrew Embley talks about:

  • Team Building
  • Leadership - the importance of having strong leadership and what makes a good leader
  • The importance of strong vision and how to implement that vision
  • Winning takes courage
  • Performance under adversity
  • Self-belief
  • Coping with success and failure
  • Discipline
  • Client testimonials

    I just wanted to say a personal thanks for all the effort you put into your recent presentation for our dinner. The feedback I received was excellent. You touched on all the points we discussed beforehand and lots of guests commented on how approachable and personable you were. I’d be happy to recommend you as a speaker to anyone in the future.