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.
In 2018 Gary was appoointed CEO of the Melbourne Football Club.
Gary is Chairman of both sporting focussed digital marketing company, Greenroom Digital and Players Voice.
He also currently holds a board position with the Heartwell Foundation.
Collingwood: Gary Pert is the former CEO of the Collingwood Football Club - the biggest football club in Australia. Over the last ten years, under Gary's leadership, the club financially doubled in size and played in three Grand Finals, including the winning the 2010 Premiership. He served as a Director of Collingwood in 2006 and 2007.
Management: 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 Melbourne, culminating in four years as General Manager, and five years as the National Sales Director.
Awards: Gary had a distinguished 14-year AFL career between 1982 and 1995, during which he played 233 games. 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.
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 Footba ... keep readingll 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. Metcash Limited
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'.
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!