McGrath Foundation President, Former Test Cricketer & Keynote Speaker
Glenn McGrath is renowned as an Australian cricketing hero and as the co-founder and President of the McGrath Foundation.
With a 14-year professional cricketing career, he is the most successful Test and International Test fast bowler in the world. Glenn’s success to date has seen him become one of Australia’s most popular and well respected athletes.
Glenn is also an inspiring speaker who can adapt his presentations to any audience, with topics that range from his professional cricketing career through to his life experiences and the establishment of The McGrath Foundation, all perfectly communicating a strong message about the power of leadership and resilience.
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As an international cricketer, Glenn’s personal courage and on field success has seen him constantly sought after by the media. He has become one of the most iconic faces in Australia today and in 2009 and 2010, was named as one of Australia’s most trusted people.
McGrath has taken more wickets than any other Australian bowler in One Day Internationals and is currently fifth on the all time Test Match wicket list. Glenn was the first Australian bowler to play in 200 One?Day Internationals and the first Australian Fast Bowler to play in 100 Test matches.
Glenn announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2006. His Test career came to an end after the 5th Ashes test in Sydney, while the 2007 World Cup marked the end of his One Day career.
In 2008 Glenn was named as a member of the Order of Australia for ‘service to cricket as a player’ and later that year he was the recipient of the NSW Australian of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the McGrath Foundation and his contribution to cricket.
Glenn also played in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 Tournament for the Delhi Daredevils in 2008 and 2009.
Glenn and his late wife Jane established The McGrath Foundation to address the chronic shortage of Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia particularly in Rural and Regional Australia. The foundation currently has over 100 McGrath Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia and has helped change the lives of Australian women fighting breast cancer.