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Liz Ellis

As one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ever, Liz has a lot to offer in the corporate speaking arena. Liz is an inspirational speaker and has been involved in a diverse range of public speaking roles including MC, guest/keynote speaker and presenting awards.

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Testimonials for Liz Ellis

"Liz was excellent... She has great presence, a really lovely natural style and her content is first class”
Kristen Plummer, Manager, International HR Director Forum CEO Forum Group  

"Liz was able to engage everyone both from personal experiences and what they are trying to achieve in their business life in a very warm, honest and humorous manner"
Dick Shaw, Richard Shaw and Associates Pty Ltd  

"Great sense of humour and very easy to relate to... very motivating and everyone could have taken away [something] to use in their day-to-day roles"
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Liz Ellis Travels from QLD
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Liz Ellis's Biography

As one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ever, Liz has a lot to offer in the corporate speaking arena.  Liz is an inspirational speaker and has been involved in a diverse range of public speaking roles including MC, guest/keynote speaker and presenting awards.  

Until her retirement in 2007, Liz was captain of the Australian Netball Team and Sydney TAB Swifts. She surpassed the record for most test matches played for Australia. Liz’s career highlights include 3 World Championships, 2 Commonwealth Games Gold Medals and 4 National Premierships, as well as being named Aust’s Most Valuable Player on 4 occasions.  

Liz Ellis is highly regarded in the business sector and currently holds number of board positions, such the Australian Sports Commission, the Sydney Olympic Parks Authority and the NSW Institute of Sport. Liz has also previously sat on the boards of the Australian Sports Drug Agency, the Institute of Sport Management and NSW Major Events.

She has been consulted by government about sporting regulations and is often asked by other governing bodies for her expertise in the area of sport in Australia and on a worldwide scale.   In 2009, Liz became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours for "services to netball and the encouragement of women in sport, and to the community through support for a range of charitable organizations".  

Liz is also a highly successful and experienced broadcaster. She appears on television and radio as a presenter as well as a sports commentator and, and can be seen on Channel 10 during the netball season.  Liz has also enjoyed broadcasting for ABC Local radio on 702 Sydney and for national shifts. Liz has appeared on Channel Seven's "Sportsworld", "Sunrise", "110% Tony Squires" and coverage of The 2003 Rugby World Cup, as well as ABC TV's "The Fat" and "The Glasshouse". She also presented a weekly sports segment on Triple J with Adam Spencer & Wil Anderson.  

She has an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and is on the board of various organizations including NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. She put her legal career on hold to concentrate on netball, her business commitments and media projects.  

Liz’s achievements, strategies and philosophies on life are inspiring, and she provides motivating and entertaining insights, as a highly sought after guest speaker.  

Speaking Topics Include

  • Building a great team – how to succeed as a group, even if you don’t love each other!
  • Setting and achieving realistic goals – both as a team and as individuals.
  • Leading is a privilege not a right! How to become a more effective leader and get the most out of your team.
  • How do you stay motivated when all you see in front of you are obstacles!
  • Planning for and expecting success – it doesn’t happen by accident.
  • Netball and sport ambassador 
  • Life as an athlete
  • Involvement in sport