Sir Andrew Strauss is one of only 3 England Captains EVER to successfully lead England to Ashes victories home and away.
He scored over 7,000 Test runs and played 100 Tests captaining England in 50 Tests and led England to number 1 position in the World.
In addition as player and captain of the One Day team, he made over 100 ODI appearances.
Other achievements saw him nominated for ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ twice and being granted the ‘Freedom of the City of London’.
Andrew Strauss is the consummate professional and despite his late arrival on the international scene (following time working in the City) he made the best of his talent in order to become one of the very best international batsmen.
In 2009 he was the leading international run scorer worldwide. In total he scored over 7,000 Test runs with 21 Test centuries putting him second in the all-time list of England players and he took more catches than any other England player.
Following his retirement, Andrew worked for Sky Sports and The Sunday Times before taking up his position as Director of Cricket at the ECB.
Sir Andrew Strauss OBE – Motivational Speaker:
As a motivational speaker, his leadership qualities and mature and personable character enables him to deliver key leadership and teamwork messages to the very highest standard.
Captaincy for Andrew was not about ‘putting an armband on’, it was about planning the strategy both in the short term and even more importantly long term with reference to how England were to become number 1 in the world.
His involvement in this process was integral to how the England team moved from a talented group of individuals to becoming the best team in the World.
Andrew believes he has a great deal to share with the Corporate World whereby he will deliver a highly polished and credible presentation to business leaders, senior management and employees on his experiences and how such experiences shaped his strategy and planning around his own position as Leader and Captain of the England Team… and most importantly how this can be used in Business.
Sir Andrew Strauss shares his experiences – good and bad – as captain of the England cricket team.
He takes delegates on a journey which includes his planning and strategy after taking over the captaincy when the management and the team were in dis-array.
How he galvanised the team, cajoled and brought the best out of individuals, plotted the team’s direction to be taken and led a group of players towards respectability and then of course the ultimate goal of winning the Ashes in Australia.