Hardy KBE OBE
Sir James Hardy is a sportsman, winemaker, raconteur and community leader. A highly respected businessman who has gained international respect for his outstanding contribution to the Australian wine industry, he is renowned for his astute business acumen.
One of Australia's yachting greats, Sir James is the winner of many international races, was an America's Cup Skipper three times, and played a major role in Australia II's 1983 victory. Sir James sits on numerous boards and holds many positions including Chairman of the Landcare Australia Foundation and Executive Committee Member of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation of South Australia.
His many accolades include being awarded an OBE and a Knight Bachelor for services to yachting and the community.
Client Comments for James Hardy
James Hardy travels from New South Wales Australia
- Sir James' presentation was interesting, entertaining and he was a pleasure to deal with.
Currie Communications - Melbourne
- "Sir James was the ideal speaker for our Annual Governor's Dinner- his presentation was most entertaining and he was very well received by our members and guests."
Brisbane Polo Club - Brisbane
- "Very enjoyable presentation and worthwhile. Terrific speech and anecdotes......A real honour and a lot for all to learn from. Very interesting to listen to.....Entertaining and very enjoyable.....Very good - great experience."
CPA - Brisbane
- "From Sir James Hardy's address the audience learnt that anything is possible if you obtain a good education, have respect for the people in your life and live for the moment."
Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Sir James was excellent in a one on one situation and had a very good grasp of the topic, but lost a few of the audience in tying it all together.