Glenn McGrath is one of Australia's most loved cricketing legends. Since first wearing the baggy green cap in perth in 1993, he has gone on to become the most prolific fast bowler in test cricket history, spearheading Australia's bowling attack for over a decade.
Professionally he has alwyas demonstarted an unerring will to succeed, but off the field it is the way he has handled personal struggles that has gained him admiration.
Glenn's wife, Jane, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, cancer of the hip six years later and had a brain tumour removed in early 2006. Together they established the McGrath Foundation, with an aim to provide funding for the breast care nurses on a national basis and provide greater public awareness of breast cancer, particularly amoungst younger women.
The McGrath Foundation is now a major fundraiser for and supporter of people with breast cancer. In June this year Jane lost her 11 year battle with cancer, leaving Glenn to care for their two children. Throughout it all Glenn has shown enormous strength and dignity, setting an inspirational example.
In 2008 Glenn was named as a member of the Order of Australia for ‘service to cricket as a player’. Later that year Glenn was the recipient of the NSW Australian of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the McGrath Foundation. Glenn is an inspirational and charitable Australian whose story is one of incredible highs and devastating lows.
Glenn McGrath is now available for a range of corporate services including Keynote, Motivational and Inspirational speaking engagements at corporate events and functions.
"Glenn was an absolute professional at our Business Partner Exchange event. During his interview by our CEO, he keep our guests more engaged than I’ve seen in the past. He was also incredibly generous with his time and company, making sure that he spoke to just about every person in the room. We have had nothing but fabulous feedback from all our attendees, and I look forward to the next event we are hosting with Glenn."
Glenn was a fantastic presenter, had a great attitude and was very comfortable chatting with our guests during the event. He was very well received by our guests and was more than happy to take photos with everyone. We could not speak more highly of him – he helped make the night a great success. We would gladly use Glenn for future events.