Gary Pert is the CEO of the Collingwood Football Club - the biggest football club in Australia. Over the last nine years, under Gary's leadership, the club has financially doubled in size and played in three Grand Finals, including the 2010 Premiership.
Coming to the Holden Centre midway through 2007, Gary was previously Managing Director of Channel Nine Melbourne. He also enjoyed a 12-year career with Austereo, culminating in four years as General Manager, Melbourne and five years as the National Sales Director.
Gary had a distinguished 14-year AFL career, during which he played 233 games between 1982 to 1995. Gary played 163 games for the Fitzroy Lions and 70 games for the Mighty Magpies. He won the Fitzroy Best and Fairest Medal in 1989, was named All-Australian in 1985, and was named in the Fitzroy Team of the Century. He served as a Director of Collingwood in 2006 and 2007, and currently holds board positions with the Heartwell Foundation and the Pacific Star Radio Network.
Gary Pert is an intelligent, articulate and sought-after speaker on the nature of high performance. His presentations are specifically and meticulously tailored to the client organisation, its challenges and its people. He speaks eloquently on the values of excellence, leadership, discipline and community, as well as the importance of goal-setting and feedback, and the power of perfect strategic execution.
Client Comments for Gary Pert
Gary Pert travels from Victoria Australia
- Gary Pert spoke for an hour and a half, hitting all the key points we had discussed and more. Gary was very generous with his experiences and insights of his leadership at Collingwood Football Club and our delegates were mesmerised. The feedback we received after the session was 100% positive. We would not hesitate to recommend Gary and hope to book him again ourselves in the future.
- As opening speaker Gary certainly set the tone for our conference, the theme of which was 'Destination: Excellence'. In his brilliant presentation Gary totally engaged our delegates with his experiences with the Collingwood Football Club, but more so with Gary's individual management skills and philosophies. Our feedback from many of our delegates was 'best speaker ever'.
Leagues Clubs Australia
- Gary was rated as our top speaker for the whole conference. He had messages that were very aligned to our culture and business and therefore the delegates really understood and received a lot out of it.
He did go over time which we had to manage however we didn't want to stop him either!
People's Choice Credit Union
"Saxtons are always available to clarify any issue I might have had and always friendly and professional in their manner. I have always had professional advice from the bureau and as I always run on a very limited budget Nina and Holly have always tried to get me the best speaker for our needs and budget."
Department of Housing
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