Nick Farr-Jones OAM
Articulate and intelligent, Nick Farr-Jones is a natural born leader whose ability to motivate and inspire was clearly demonstrated as captain of the Wallabies during the period 1988-1992.
As captain of the team which brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and which convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992, Nick was Australia’s most capped scrum half and it’s most capped captain.
Nick retired from professional playing in 1993. Shortly after retirement Nick and his family relocated to Paris for two years where Nick worked in the banking industry with Society General (SG).
In addition to playing Rugby, Nick also co-authored “Nick and Cuts”, with fellow Wallaby Steve Cutler. His biography, penned by his good mate Peter FitzSimons, was a #1 Best-Seller just weeks after its release in July 1993. Nick has also written regularly for newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph (UK) and the Sydney Morning Herald.
Nick is very much an ambassador for Rugby Union, as evidenced by the AM he was awarded in 1992 for services to Rugby.
Since retirement, Nick has kept himself extremely busy with his work in the Sydney office of SG where he is Director of Mining Finance as well as being a Councilor with Sydney City Council (where, amongst other things, he chairs the Access Committee) and a board member for the Wesley Mission.
Nick continues to have an active involvement in Rugby via his occasional commentary work with Fox Sports as well as British and New Zealand television. Nick is also a regular motivational speaker for various corporations, rugby clubs and charities where he talks about the challenges he has faced in his life both on and off the rugby field.
Motivation, leadership, team work, winning, persistence Nick Farr-Jones excels in all of these.