Former Test Cricketer, Raconteur and Corporate MC
One of the true characters and raconteurs of Australian Sport, and affectionately known as “Fat Cat”, the burly Ritchie has been entertaining audiences on and off the pitch since 1982.
As a Test Cricketer, Greg Ritchie headed both test and tour averages in his first international tour, and was the only Australian to reach three figures in the 1982 Test series in Pakistan.
Ritchie played 30 Tests, scored 1690 runs at 35 including three centuries and seven half centuries. Greg played for Queensland for 10 seasons and in 2000 he was named as one of the seven greatest Sheffield Shield run scorers in Queensland’s history for amassing over 6000 runs for his state.
Upon retirement, Greg started his media career on Radio and TV across Australia. This included being part of the Channel Nine and Optus Vision commentary teams, and at Brisbane’s Triple M weekday breakfast show where his unique sense of humour was a feature. Ritchie also became a regular on the Channel Nine Footy Show in Sydney.
Greg Ritchie also ran Gulliver’s Sports Travel (GST) with partners Alan Border, Ken Grover and Austin Robertson. Established in 1997, GST marketed sporting tours specifically cricket and golf, to all parts of the globe. The business grew dramatically to offer a wide range of services including retail travel, corporate travel, and group and events management.
Greg is married to Rachel Hetherington (Teske), one of Australia’s best ever Professional Golfer’s and an 8 times winner on the USA Women’s Golf Tour. Together they are available for the ultimate golfing experience. With Greg playing off a handicap of 2, and Rachel available to either play a round or stay on the same tee for the entire corporate golf day, they’ll then join you and your guests at the 19th hole and share their hilarious stories with you and your guests. Greg and Rachel reside with their young daughter in South East Queensland.
Greg Ritchie is regarded as one of Australia’s most hilarious and in demand after dinner speakers and is often called upon to MC and speak at events throughout Australia and around the world.
Excellent. Very well received by our members and guests. Very professional.
-Civil Contractors Association
Excellent. Greg spoke extremely well, he engaged his audience right from the start, he was very funny and held a diverse and discerning audience captivated for nearly an hour. Positive comments from all parts of the audience. We all very appreciative of Greg's speaking on the evening. We gained a great deal of credibility by engaging such a well regarded and received speaker, Greg was a significant drawcard for a good proportion of the people attending and no one was disappointed.