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Legendary former coach of the Wallabies.


Rod Macqueen is one of the most successful coach in the history of the world’s second biggest football code. During his time as Australian coach, the Wallabies held every championship trophy including the Bledisloe Cup, Cook Cup, Tri-Nations Trophy, Tom Richards Cup and World Cup. As Wallaby Coach he had an impressive 81 percent winning ratio.

Current Work:

Rod currently consults to multi-national companies at an executive level concentrating on leadership, culture and teamwork.

Additionally, Rod continues in an active role as Patron and Director of the Sargood Foundation supporting a world first wellness & resort facility for people with a spinal injury at Collaroy NSW.

Previous Experience:

Sport: As a sportsman in his own right, Rod excelled at the highest level in both surfboat rowing and rugby and demonstrated the leadership skills for which he is renowned.

Corporate: A commercial artist by trade, Rod chaired Advantage Line, a company he started in 1991 and transformed into a multi-million dollar point-of-sale & merchandising business. He retired in 2015.

Author: In 2001 Rod published his book, One Step Ahead, in which he discusses his successes in both business & sport. The book has become a recognised guide in how to incorporate the best of both into life.

Awards: Rod was awarded an AM in the 2003 Australia Day Honours List.

Rod, at the end of the workshop we asked the team what they would take away from the conference. Nearly all feedback had some element of your talk in it. All were very motivated by your sporting metaphors and our head of Strategy commented that he felt your mix was very balanced and insightful. Overall, a great outcome. Telstra
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