Justin Langer AM
Former Australian Cricketer and Coach & Keynote Speaker
Until the announcement of his retirement from test cricket in 2007 Justin was one of Australia’s great top order batsmen. Originally playing at number three he moved to opener in 2001 and played 105 test matches scoring 7,696 runs including 23 test centuries. Few have worn the baggy green with greater pride.
Along with Matthew Hayden, Justin formed a hugely successful opening partnership, which ranks as the best in Australian history and featured six double century stands.
Justin and Matthew drew much satisfaction from their combined efforts and often described their onfield partnership as a “team within a team.” It was therefore fitting that when Justin played his last game for Australia in the final match of the 2006/07 Ashes Series both Matthew and Justin were at the crease to score the winning runs which returned the Ashes to Australia. He retired in the same Test match as Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
In July 2009 whilst playing country cricket in the UK Justin surpassed Sir Donald Bradman as the most prolific batsman in Australian cricket with a total of 28,068 first class runs.
After retiring from his playing career Justin started his coaching career. In November 2009 he was appointed Batting-Mentoring coach of the Australian test cricket team and in May 2011 was appointed Assistant Coach. In November 2012 Justin achieved a long-held dream when he was appointed Coach of Western Australian cricket (Western Warriors and Perth Scorchers).
After six very successful years as Coach of Western Australia Justin was offered the highest position in Australian cricket in May 2018 when he was appointed Coach of the Australian cricket team. After four years in that all-encompassing role Justin resigned to spend more time with his family and friends. Leading into his decision, the Australian men’s Test cricket team had won the T20 World Cup for the first time, the Ashes and were ranked the number one team in international cricket. At the same time, Justin was entered in the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and was awarded Wisden’s Coach of the Year.
Justin is patron of Solaris Care, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, Kyle Andrews Foundation and an ambassador for The Fathering Project, the Ear Science Institute Australia, the Bravery Trust and Ovarian Cancer Australia. He was named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Australian cricket and the community in 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He has written several.
Justin Langer talks about:
- Leadership – Leading The Ship
- The Man In The Arena
- Creating Great Environments
- Dealing With The Media
- Truth Works
- Transformational Leadership
- Cultural Transformation
- The Power Of Curiosity
- Fighting Back From Adversity
- Keys To Success
- Luck- Opportunity – Preparation
- Success And The Australian Cricket Team
- Dealing With Change/ Change Management
- Goal Setting
- Getting The Edge
- Discipline & Courage
- Constant Improvement
- Synergy – Mind Over Matter
Justin’s ability to relate to the audience was first class. The relevance of his anecdotes to business and personal life was great. Very impressive speaker. We were particularly pleased that he spent so much time mixing with our guests, signing autographs, and in general became such an integral part of our event.
-Health Industry Plan Sydney
It was a slightly risky thing for us to book someone like Justin for our members as our luncheons are usually industry specific and technical. I am glad we went with Justin as he made our function such a resounding success. Excellent speaker who is both entertaining and inspiring.
-Association of Super Funds of Australia
Justin was perfect for our small gathering of very important clients. Each was able to speak directly to him and he gave them all his undivided attention. His presentation was also excellent, and we have had great feedback from our clients.
Justin was extremely well received by our students and staff alike. Nothing was too much trouble. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and did not turn down one request. He took questions at the end of his presentation. I have been to many presentations by celebrities and this was the best I have seen. Justin had the audience, over 800 people, in the palm of his hand.