Phil Kearns


Sport | Rugby Union, Hosts/MC's, Media

Phil Kearns is, without a doubt, one of Rugby’s most famous and respected sons, but his accolades don’t just stop there. He is a successful businessman, sports commentator, family man and charity worker. Acknowledged by many rugby commentators as having been the world’s best rugby hooker, Phil debuted in 1989 and played 67 test matches for Australia, captaining 10. He also played in the Rest of the World side against the All Blacks for the New Zealand Rugby Centenary celebrations. Phil capped off his rugby career by playing an important part in the Wallabies World Cup win in 1999, the third world cup campaign for Phil.

A true leader on and off the field, Phil was appointed as CEO of Centric Wealth from 2011 to 2014 by CHAMP Private Equity to manage the turn around of the company before its sale. He is now the CEO of insurance broker InterRISK.

Based on a combination of his sporting achievements, personal qualities and his articulate presentation skills, Phil is a highly sought after public speaker and spokesperson for any company or product and has been a prized member of the Fox Sports commentary team since 2001.

Outside of work, Phil is an avid family man with four young children that keep both him and his wife, Julie, on the run. He also maintains commitments with numerous charities including his role as the creator of The Balmoral Burn, an annual charity run up one of Sydney’s steepest streets raising funds for children’s services donor the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. To top it off, Phil has raced the Sydney to Hobart three times.

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Philip Nicholas Kearns
“Kearnsey”
27th June, 1967
October 1999
Business Development Manager
1989 v ACT
73
19
Australia V New Zealand, 1989
67 (10 as captain)
34 (8 tries)
1989 New Zealand, Canada & France
1990 New Zealand
1991 New Zealand & Rugby World Cup (UK)
1992 South Africa, Ireland & Wales
1993 USA, Canada, France & New Zealand
1995 Rugby World Cup (South Africa)
1997 England, Scotland and Wales
1998 France & England
1999 Rugby World Cup (Wales)

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Phil was fantastic; could not be happier. To the crowd he seemed genuine, interested and very compelling and slotted in a great – extremely professional.”
St George