Chris Fagan

Motivator, Leader, Coach & Keynote Speaker

Chris Fagan has enjoyed an outstanding career in Australian Football as a player and coach. The head coach of the Brisbane Lions Football Club, he is enshrined on the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame and is renowned for his people development skills, work ethic and enthusiasm.

A confident, articulate and engaging keynote speaker, Chris Fagan talks about leadership, change management and achieving improved or sustained performance. Chris is also in demand as an expert panellist.

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Chris began his career in the AFL as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Football Club in 1998, before moving to Hawthorn Football Club where he served as the Head of Coaching and Development, and General Manager of Football. He is considered to have been an integral part of Hawthorn's four premiership victories between 2008 and 2015.

In 2016 Chris was appointed Coach of the Brisbane Lions, a role that was extended until at least 2021. In 2019 he guided the team to second on the AFL ladder, making the finals for the first time in 10 years.

Equipped with a Bachelor of Education, Chris is able to draw upon his vast experience in football administration and coaching to articulate an array of learnings that transcend into everyday business and life.

A consummate professional, Chris is has a relaxed, unaffected outlook and a personality to which people from all walks of life can relate.