Former Australian test and One Day International cricketer
Known for his great height (6ft 6ins) Tom Moody was also a cricket player of stature, with a reputation as a dependable all-rounder capable of turning a game, either with the blistering power of his bat, or his uncanny knack to snare important wickets with the ball.
Tom played 300 first class matches, amassing 21,001 runs and taking 361 wickets, and played 366 one-day matches, scoring 11,258 runs and taking 257 wickets. He played in five Sheffield Shield winning teams and four domestic one-day championships in Australia, and in England he was part of two winning finals at Lords. Tom Moody and Steve Waugh were the first two Australians to win two World Cups.
Tom ended his playing career in 2000-01 and since then has made regular appearances as a speaker.
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Tom began his playing career for WA in the 1985/86 season and captained his state to numerous successes. His international career began in 1987 when he was a member of Australia’s historic first World Cup win, and ended in 1999, just months after he played a key role in Australia’s second World Cup win in England. Since retiring from competitive cricket Tom spent five years as Director of Cricket in Worcestershire and in 2005 was appointed Head Coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He transformed the Sri Lankan team into a well drilled professional outfit, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the game’s most sought-after international coaches. At the end of his contract Tom returned to Western Australia where he spent three years as coach of the Western Warriors.
Tom was an executive on the Australian Cricketers’ Association and was appointed President by his peers in 2000. He has also received numerous awards including Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000, Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and the Centenary Medal in 2003.
More recently, Tom Moody has had a regular involvement with the Indian Premier League (IPL) as head coach of Kings XI Punjab and as an expert commentator. He has worked with some of the world’s leading broadcasters in radio and television and had the honour of being in the exclusive team covering the 2011 World Cup final in India for ESPN.
Tom Moody talks about:
- Real leadership – some fascinating leadership examples of former Australian captains and the key ingredients in the makeup of good leaders and leadership.
- Game changers – those real geniuses in our work place and what makes them so special in their field
- Competitive advantages – how the game has changed over the past two decades and how this has affected the game
- Definition of a champion team – what makes the best teams in the world tick and what is their competitive edge
- General sporting anecdotes – some of the characters and stories from years of playing and coaching at the top level.