Earl Eddings was the Director of Cricket Australia for a whopping 13 years before stepping up as Chair in the wake of the famous sandpaper gate scandal of 2018. He shares this experience and his experience buying and selling successful businesses over many years.

Timestamps

5:20 Earl’s early days
9:09 Earl’s impact
10:30 Selling/ buying business
14:34 Joining the board
16:20 Step into the voluntary space
20:00 Similarities in different businesses
21:03 Identifying risks
24:35 Fight for Sydney
27:05 Ball-tampering scandal
30:54 The guy at the top
33:46 Circuit breaker
35:21 Business culture
41:40 Take accountability
43:48 Significance of risk management
47:50 Advice for a younger Earl

Guest Intro

Today’s guest was the Director of Cricket Australia for a whopping 13 years before stepping up as Chair in the wake of the famous sandpaper gate scandal of 2018.

From humble beginnings in sunny Bundoora, balancing his university studies with a growing passion for cricket, he credits his rough and tumble upbringing with giving him the tools to navigate the turbulent world of Aussie sport.

Including that fateful day on a Cape Town cricket pitch in 2018.

As well as Chairing one of Australia’s favourite sports, he also adds The Riskcom Group Managing Director, North Melbourne Cricket President, Cricket Victoria Director and deputy chair, and Co-Chair of the National Indigenous Cricket Advisory committee to his track record.

Give it up for Earl Eddings.

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