Ashley Giles MBE is a former international cricketer, Head Coach, Director of Cricket, National Selector and Managing Director with vast experience in cricket at both domestic and international levels.
Over a sixteen-year playing career, he represented England 54 times in Test cricket and 62 times in one-day internationals, spending his entire first-class career with Warwickshire CCC.
Ashley Giles was a crucial member of the 2005 Ashes-winning team that regained the urn for the first time in 20 years in arguably the most significant test series of all time.
Forced into retirement due to injury in 2007, just four weeks later, Ashley was appointed as Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket and has held several cricket management roles since.
During that time, he has been a County Championship, T20 Blast and One Day Trophy-winning Head Coach and Director of Cricket. He has a history of successfully leading and managing teams in challenging and pressurised environments.
The culmination of this journey came in 2019, whilst Ashley was Managing Director of England men’s cricket when the team won their first-ever 50 over World Cup.
Additionally, Ashley was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to cricket, is an honorary citizen of Droitwich Spa, and with his wife, Stine, launched the Giles Trust in 2015, which has now raised over £1 million for brain tumour treatment, research and support.
Ashley Giles MBE – Keynote and Cricket Guest Speaker
As a keynote speaker, Ashley can speak on many topics, ranging from leadership and working with high-performing teams to dealing with adversity, anxiety and crisis management.
Besides inspirational and educational leadership and teamwork lessons, Ashley can also deliver an entertaining cricket after-dinner speech, recalling tales from his 30-year journey in professional cricket and sharing a dressing room with some of the game’s most prominent characters.