Michael Kasprowicz is one of Australia's most enduring and popular professional sportsmen. His record-breaking 19-season first-class cricket career is not best defined by the number of Tests played or wickets taken but by his perseverance, longevity, and off-field demeanour. Over ten seasons, Michael was recalled to the Australian side no fewer than 12 times – his determination and ability to prove himself regularly outweighing the selectors' preparedness to write him off.
But if one quality defines Michael, it's the contribution he makes to his team environment – be it at the national, state, or even club level. The good of the team comes before the good of the individual every time. Michael generously shares the vast lessons he has learned from playing cricket at the highest level, in a team more successful than any other in the game's history.
As a Director on the Cricket Australia Board, Michael has been highly involved in restructuring into a nine-member, independent, skills-based board responsible for the governance and structural operation of Australia's favourite sport. In 2016, he served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Cricket before returning to the Cricket Australia Board.
Michael has been an active member of the Australian India Business Council since 2006. He is the founder and director of Venture India, a consultancy firm that facilitates Australian and Indian business relationships through specialised projects, integrated solutions, and strategic advice. He is also an Advisory Council member of Opportunity International, a not-for-profit charity that partners with microfinance charities in India and Southeast Asia.
Michael completed an MBA at the University of Queensland and has completed a residential Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He has worked with several well-known advisory firms in developing their sports advisory practices and was the Chairman of Sportcor, a sports technology company. Michael has also worked in media with Channel 10, and Triple M. He is an Ambassador for the City of Brisbane.
Michael combines his experiences as an athlete, director, and administrator of one of Australia's largest sports to bring a truly unique perspective to the challenges of both sporting and non-sporting organisations.
Michael Kasprowicz talks about:
Good versus Great teams- the secret sauce.
The 5P's of personal performance,
Why perception is stronger than reality,
The Drive Home