Darrell is a business coach, the Executive Officer of the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association, and the State Director of Umpiring since 2008.
A former International Cricket Council Elite Cricket Umpire, Darrell Hair is an Australian icon known for his ethics and upholding the spirit of the game. Darrell umpired 78 Test matches, 139 One Day Internationals, and was a full time umpire for 10 years. Darrell has management experience in the transport industry and is an expert negotiator in the work place, as well as experience in sales management and below the line marketing. He has considerable experience in managing a sports organisation, and is a Director of Baseball NSW, and mentors the Baseball umpires.
Darrell is a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and an Australian Sports Commission Accredited Trainer.
Darrell specialises in leadership and people development, motivational events, and coaching people to achieve their potential. He is also an accomplished speaker on business ethics and values and has been making a series of presentations on Integrity and Resilience to the NSW Police Strategic Leadership Program.
Darrell Hair was responsible for the development of the International Cricket Council's Associate Members Panel. Through Darrell's one to one and team coaching of the Panel Members, many of them now regularly umpire international cricket.
Darrell also provides one to one coaching for Panel One umpires in the Sydney Cricket Association grade competition. As well as technical skills his coaching includes: communication skills; dealing with people under pressure; building resilience; assertiveness skills and team building.
Darrell has recently released a book titled In The Best Interests Of The Game (Harper Collins) which whilst highlighting issues of poor governance and management of international cricket, is also a revealing insight into the values and integrity that helped him make it to the top of his profession and the inspirations of the people around him that made it all possible.
Darrell Hair travels from New South Wales Australia
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