Rod McGeoch AM

Outstanding business, law and sports administration

Rod McGeoch may have risen to prominence as the leader of Sydney’s successful Olympics 2000 bid, but he has long had a remarkable career at the forefront of business, sports administration and the legal profession. In fact, he has been described as one of Australasia’s most influential directors.

His appointments include Chairman of BGP Holdings Plc in both Malta and Luxembourg, Chairman of Vantage Private Equity Growth Limited, Director of Ramsay Health Care Limited and Group Board of Corporation America. He is a member of the Board of Destination NSW, Deputy Chairman of Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and past chairman of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, one of Australia’s largest law firms.

The combination of Rod McGeoch’s legal career with that of his varied consulting and business interests have given him a unique opportunity to be involved in a range of sectors, more often than not at an international level.

Rod is an in-demand speaker at public meetings, conferences and symposiums on topics including business development, marketing, corporate strategies, leadership and team motivation, the law and the Olympic Games.

More about Rod McGeoch:

He is Co-Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, a past President of the Law Society of NSW and a Member of the Order of Australia, awarded in recognition of his invaluable services to the legal profession.

In 1990 Rod McGeoch became a Member of the Order of Australia and on 26 January 2013 he became an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his “distinguished service to the community through contributions to a range of organisations, and to sport, particularly through leadership in securing the Sydney Olympic Games”. In 2014, he was appointed Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Australia. He is also the recipient of several tourism and sports administration awards including an Order of Merit from the International Olympic Committee.

For five years, Rod appeared on a weekly legal program on the Australian Broadcasting Commission radio network. Together with his presenter, Margaret Throsby, he won the Golden Gavel Award for excellence in legal reporting. He was also one of the official media spokesmen for the Law Society of New South Wales and comments frequently on television, radio and in the newspaper on all aspects of the law, the legal profession, the Olympic Games, transport issues and issues to do with the development or otherwise of Sydney.

Rod McGeoch is not only an outstanding leader, but also an outstanding and inspiring speaker.

Rod McGeoch talks about:

  • Alternative Thinking
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Leadership and Risk Aversion: A Paradox
  • Myths and Truisms of Winning
  • The Secrets of Success
  • Thriving in a Competitive Environment

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