Stirling Mortlock

Former Wallaby and Super Rugby Player, Business Leader and Speaker

Stirling Mortlock is intelligent, level-headed, passionate and extremely articulate.

A world renowned representative rugby player, he represented the Australian Wallabies, the ACT Brumbies and the Melbourne Rebels. Now a business leader and key note speaker, Stirling engages audiences with stories about his unique experiences. In the process, he delivers insights that help motivate, inspire and refine goals, and ultimately, help drive high performance and success.

Australian Rugby Union CEO, John O'Neil described Stirling as "A real Captain courageous and an inspirational leader".

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Stirling has strong philosophies on leadership and teamwork, and with good reason. During an impressive rugby career, he played 80 Tests for the Wallabies, 29 of them as Captain. Furthermore, he scored 489 test points and became the fastest Wallabies player to reach 50 and 100 test points. Stirling's memorable sideline penalty won the Wallabies their first ever Tri-Nations in 2000.

In Super Rugby, Stirling notched up 143 Super Rugby Caps, scored 1,036 Super Points and became the first player to reach 1,000 Super Points (Record). He was a long standing ACT Brumbies Captain, the Melbourne Rebels Inaugural Captain.

On 26 January 2012, Stirling was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to rugby, particularly as Captain of the Wallabies.

After retiring from rugby, Stirling successfully transitioned into the corporate arena, completing a Bachelor of Science at University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance before commencing a Diploma in Financial Planning.

He worked as a Wealth Director in Global Institutional Bank at NAB Role he liaised with institutional clients regarding corporate wealth solutions before joining the asset management firm, Unio Advisors where he was appointed partner.

Stirling Mortlock has represented organisations in the following capacities: BMW Brand Ambassador, NAB Ambassador, Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Patron, a member of the Board of The Rugby Club (Sydney), Former Board Member of the Melbourne Rebels, and Former Board Member of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA).

Stirling Mortlock speaks to topics that include:

  • Leadership 
  • High performance 
  • Goal setting overcoming adversity 
  • Positive attitude after setbacks teamwork 
  • Getting the best out of yourself work place culture 
  • Work and life balance and rugby anecdotes