Few understand what it takes to achieve exceptional performance more than Kieren Perkins. With 11 world records, 2 Olympic Gold, 2 Olympic Silver and more than a dozen Commonwealth and World Championship swimming medals, Kieren's sporting achievements are legendary. During 2 decades in the pool Kieren performed remarkable achievements and cemented his place as a superb role model.
Kieren was also an integral member of the Australian delegation sent to Monaco in 1993 to bid for the 2000 Olympics. He and the bid team were successful and Sydney went on to host the 2000 Games.
Since his retirement from swimming in 2000, Kieren has been transferring his knowledge and experience in creating sustainable elite performance to businesses around the world as a former Partner of Performance Global Pty Ltd and former Partner of RogenSi, a global consulting and training company.
In 2009 Kieren joined NAB as Head of Business Development and Acquisition for NAB Private Wealth in Queensland. Over the course of the last ten years he has moved through multiple roles to now be the General Manager Enablement, Business and Private Bank at NAB in Melbourne, leading a team of 150 people dedicated to supporting NAB's Business and Private bankers.
He is currently a board member of Swimming Australia and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and has also had the honour of serving on multiple Boards in corporate, Government and Not for Profit capacities. This includes The Australian Sports Commission, Starlight Children’s’ Foundation, Pain Australia Ltd, the ANZAC Foundation and NFP Online.
Education: Kieren was made an honorary Doctor of Philosophy by Queensland University in 2001.
Kieren Perkins | 'Champions' Sydney Corporate Luncheon | Saxton Speakers BureauKieren Perkins is a hero of the Australian sporting arena. From Captain of Swimming at Brisbane Boys' College in 1990, to dual Olympic gold medallist just six years later, Kieren has added an impressively long list of awards and achievements to his name. Kieren has held 18 Australian records, 3 World records, and 3 Commonwealth records and has represented Australia all over the world, including Monte Carlo, Rome, Auckland, Canada, Barcelona, Atlanta and, of course, at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
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Kieren supported the initiatives with vigor…. A fine young man. Spoke from the heart
Kieren was above expectation - extremely professional, friendly and courteous, and made himself available to mix with delegates afterwards. He spoke about his experiences, and related them easily to the layman and business person alike. Very articulate. Delegates commented without solicitation on how they believe Kieren was the best they had heard.
Kieren was engaging and his content was excellent. The audience warmed to him quickly. He was very approachable after the event, which our guests really appreciated.