Nick Farr-Jones

Nick Farr-Jones

Nick Farr-Jones is one of the most popular speakers in Australia today. He is a natural leader with an innate ability to motivate. He played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to his teammates.

Nick captained the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. He was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and its most-capped captain.

Always a sportsman, Nick Farr-Jones captained every school team in which he played. Academically he achieved high standards as well, going from Newington College to Sydney University, where he studied Law from 1980-1985, before joining the Sydney city law firm of Garland Hawthorn Brahe.

Nick Farr-Jones’ abilities always singled him out as a certainty for State and National selection, although interestingly he never made the First XV rugby team at Newington. In Rugby Union circles, his record is outstanding. He first represented New South Wales and Australia in 1984, and captained 36 successive tests for the Australian team from 1988 to 1993. He also received international honour, captaining the World XV playing New Zealand in 1992 for the NZ Rugby Union Centenary celebrations.

Nick Farr-Jones is a true ambassador for Rugby Union. His effect on the game and influence in sporting circles beyond rugby was recognised in 1992 when he was awarded the AM. He retired from professional playing in 1993. Following a decade with the investment bank, Societe Generale, in 2010 Nick moved to Taurus Funds Management, one of Australia’s first resources hedge funds.

As a speaker, Nick Farr Jones has a winning combination – he has energy, enthusiasm and an instinctive understanding of what it takes to excel in any field. With persistence and strength of character, Nick Farr-Jones is a model of excellence in the sporting field and beyond. He is also one of Australia’s most popular speakers.

As a father of four, Nick is passionate about young people. He was thrilled to be a part of Stand Tall 2013 and is excited to again be part of this event.

Phil Houghton