Attending four Olympics, four Commonwealth Games and six World Championships, Stephen Moneghetti’s success as a marathon runner is legendary. His Commonwealth Games debut in 1986 continues to be the fastest debut ever achieved by an Australian and his subsequent Commonwealth Gold Medal win in 1994 was the culmination of years of hard work. It was these spectacular achievements which saw his induction to the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2016.
Since retiring at the Sydney Olympics he has gone on to forge a career in sports administration as the Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport, Mayor of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village and is currently a Board Member of Sport Australia & Commonwealth Games Australia. In 2018, his position as Chef de Mission of the Australian Team for the Delhi, Glasgow & Gold Coast Commonwealth Games culminated in one of the most successful team performances.
In 2014, Stephen was granted a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant services to athletics and mentoring young Australians and is currently engaged in multitude of numerous charities and not-for profits as an ambassador. Particularly notable is his stint as race director for the Run for the Kids Fun Run which has seen the event raise over fifteen million dollars for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Victoria.
A consumate professional, Steve is an articulate and intelligent speaker who tailors his presentations for the client and draws parallels between the demands of an elite athlete and the corporate world.
Steve really engaged the audience and our team were very interested in both his presentation and with the individual interactions they had with him before and after this. Steve knows his stu ... keep readingff and knows how to tie it into the business context. Very professional. ANL Container Line Pty Limited
Steve was a pleasure to work with. He arrived early and went straight about talking to those guests who had already arrived and bonding with fellow runners. His talk was both inspirational and relevant to those in business, as he spoke on the importance of having goals and never losing sight of them - "Everyone has potential, it is up to each individual as to whether they develop that into a talent". Steve spent considerable time signing items and speaking to participants after the event and it was fascinating to watch and hear from someone who is so incredibly focused.
Steve spoke at perfectly for the audience of young people, stressing the fact that if you have a go you will succeed, exactly what we needed.
We were delighted to have Steve Moneghetti attend our Allianz function. Our guest truly enjoyed Steve sharing his journey.
Steve provided conference attendees with an insight into the level of commitment, planning, persistence and effort required to be successful in your chosen field. It was obvious from his presentation that he made an effort to prepare and familiarise himself with the RMA and the role of our members. Steve was both entertaining and informative, providing us with many tips and ideas for dealing with life and work situations. He stayed around and was more than happy to chat with people and respond to questions which was very much appreciated.
Such a natural easy-going guy, our patrons just naturally warmed to him. He put a buzz in the event.