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Former coach of the South African and Australian national cricket teams.


Mickey Arthur is a former cricketer and the highly successful cricketing coach of the Australian, South African and Pakistani national cricket teams.

Current Work

Mickey currently has his own his cricket academy in Perth, Western Australia and is also a much sought after TV/radio cricket commentator both in Australia and internationally.

Mickey has had many years experience in public and corporate speaking throughout the world. His audiences have ranged from aspiring and elite cricketers and other athletes, through to executives, senior management and boards. Comfortable in an intimate board room setting or speaking to large audiences at a conference, corporate lunch, breakfast or dinner environment,

Previous Experience

Cricket: Mickey was the type of player who commanded universal respect through his dedication and always showed the attributes of being a good coach. He managed to score a total of 6,557 runs playing for Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa before hanging up his boots in 2001. He commenced his coaching career in the South African domestic competition 2003. In his last two series as coach Mickey managed to guide the team to the finals of the Standard Bank Pro 20 Series. He was selected as coach of the South African national cricket team in May 2005, succeeding Ray Jennings.

In 2008 Mickey became the first South African coach to guide his team to a test series win in Australia. In 12 tours to Australia, spanning almost a century, South Africa had never managed to win a test series in Australia, but Mickey and the team overcame incredible odds to chase down a total of 400 in the first test in Perth. In Melbourne they won again and South Africa became the top-ranked team in Test cricket. Soon after, they became the top-ranked ODI team also.

fter leaving his role of Coach of South Africa in 2010, Mickey and his family moved to Perth, Western Australia where he took over as Head Coach of the W.A. State men’s team in 2010. After only 18 months in the role he was appointed National Coach of the Australian cricket team in 2011, one of the most prestigious positions in world cricket. He coached the Australian cricket team until 2013

Talking Points

How to motivate teams and individuals.

Six phases of Leadership

How to build a high performance culture in both sporting and corporate environments.

How to inspire personal development and achieve goals

Change/ Risk Management - dealing with Change, managing risk.

Cricket anecdotes.

Overcoming adversity/obstacles.

Mickey's after dinner speech was very interesting and there were many parallels between his coaching life and our roles as senior executives. In addition he was very entertaining, engaging and some light heartedness sprinkled throughout to make the speech wonderful. Many people made extremely positive remarks to me at the end of the night on how much Mickey enhanced the WA Police Commissioned Officers' Mess Dinner. WA Police

Very good speaker. Mickey's presentation was specifically tailored to our audience and was really well received by all in attendance. We received many positive comments afterwards.

Australian Customs & Border Protection Service

Mickey ‘hit the mark’ perfectly. His relaxed, personable style suited the audience and he connected with them very quickly. He presented his perspective and provided relevant examples to back up his assertions. Overall, a wonderful address and Mickey’s willingness to take questions from the floor and answer so candidly was refreshing and greatly appreciated. Our rating of his presentation: Excellent.

Hale School
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