Nick Farr-Jones AM
Former Wallaby Captain, Business Leader & Keynote Speaker
Articulate and intelligent, Nick Farr-Jones is a natural leader with an innate ability to motivate. He played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to his teammates.
Nick was captain of the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. He was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and its most-capped captain.
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Always a sportsman, Nick captained every school team in which he played. However, despite playing a multitude of sports, he failed to play in his school’s first XV team in his leaving year. Indeed, he did not take the usual route to pulling on the famous gold jersey and this is a part of the mystery of his sudden ascendency to city, state and national selection – all in 1984.
Once on the team, there was no doubt of Nick’s talents. He captained 36 successive tests for the Australian team from 1988 to 1992 and received international honour, captaining the World XV playing New Zealand in 1992 for the NZ Rugby Union Centenary celebrations.
Other games that featured Nick Farr-Jones include Southern Hemisphere vs. British Lions, IRB Centenary celebrations (1986), Australian 7-a-side team to Hong Kong (1987), Bahrain Warblers 7-a-side to Monaco (1988), Barbarians vs. New Zealand (1989) and Barbarians Centenary celebrations vs. England and Wales (Captain-1990). In the early 80s, Farr-Jones was a top player for the University of Sydney. He retired from playing in 1993.
Nick Far-Jones is a true ambassador for Rugby Union. His effect on the game and influence in sporting circles beyond rugby was recognised in 1992 when he was awarded the AM.
Following his retirement in 1993, Nick, who graduated from law in 1985, worked for the mid-sized Sydney legal firm of Garland Seaborn and Abbott before joining the French Investment Bank, Societe Generale. He spent the first four years with Societe Generale working from its head office in Paris, before heading up the mining finance team in Sydney for a decade. In 2010 Nick Farr-Jones joined Taurus Funds Management as a Director. The company invests and lends funds globally in the mining sector.
As a speaker, Nick Farr Jones has a winning combination – he has energy, enthusiasm and an instinctive understanding of what it takes to excel in any field. With persistence and strength of character, Nick Farr-Jones is a model of excellence in the sporting field and beyond. He is also one of Australia’s most popular speakers.
Excellent. Nick was exceptional. His speech successfully highlighted the themes of our evening, was thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining. He proved to be a true gentleman, very generous with his time and accommodating of all requests. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
-Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Excellent speaker...charming, funny, intelligent and a pleasure to work with. He had our audience of 500 mostly non-rugby guests in stitches! What more could you want?
-The Property Council of Australia
Nick was an engaging presenter who managed to entwine humorous rugby stories with some real lessons for business and life. He had a room of 140 people captivated by the antics and anecdotes of his time in the Australian Rugby side as well as his business and personal life. He was an excellent guest.
Nick picked up on the brief info I supplied and presented content which was meaningful to everyone.
Nick was able to capture the attention of the whole audience. He was able to relate and communicate with a wide range of people and was an absolute pleasure to work with!