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Book Wallaby legend and keynote speaker Stirling Mortlock AM for your next corporate event and hear his insights into innovation in sports and data analytics, high performance, leadership and team culture. Be entertained by his unique stories and experiences having played in the golden decade of Australian Rugby history, ahead of the upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Stirling Mortlock try Wallabies vs France 2008
Stirling Mortlock Wallaby Legend and Keynote Speaker

Inspiring people, teams and organisations in high performance, leadership, culture and growth.

Stirling Mortlock AM is a Founding Partner of XV Capital Advisory, a sports advisory and investment firm that invests in global sports innovation. XV Capital Connects, Accelerates and Invests in global game changing sports tech and innovation businesses.

Stirling is intelligent, level-headed, passionate and extremely articulate. An in-demand keynote speaker for corporate events, lunches and after-dinner functions and a popular choice for grass roots coaching clinics across all sports.

A world renowned representative rugby player, he represented the Australian Wallabies, the ACT Brumbies and the Melbourne Rebels captaining all teams during his inspirational rugby career.


Now a business leader and keynote speaker, Stirling engages audiences with stories about his unique experiences. In the process, he delivers insights that help motivate, inspire and refine goals, and ultimately, help drive high performance and success.


Stirling also enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the game and his experience in elite sport at grass roots level, inspiring young athletes with his contagious enthusiasm and his wealth of sporting knowledge.


Australian Rugby Union CEO, John O’Neil described Stirling as “A real Captain courageous and an inspirational leader”.

Stirling has strong philosophies on leadership and teamwork, and with good reason. During an impressive rugby career, he played 80 Tests for the Wallabies, 29 of them as Captain. Furthermore, he scored 489 test points and became the fastest Wallabies player to reach 50 and 100 test points. Stirling’s memorable sideline penalty won the Wallabies their first ever Tri-Nations in 2000.

In Super Rugby, Stirling notched up 143 Super Rugby Caps, scored 1,036 Super Points and became the first player to reach 1,000 Super Points (Record). He was a long standing ACT Brumbies Captain and the Melbourne Rebels Inaugural Captain.

On 26 January 2012, Stirling was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to rugby, particularly as Captain of the Wallabies.

In May 2022, Stirling was inducted as one of the newest Brumbies Legends in the ACT Brumbies Hall of Fame, along side George Smith, and inaugural members George Gregan, Stephen Larkham and Joe Roff.

2022 ACT Brumbies hall of fame tribute stirling mortlock AM

Life After Rugby

After retiring from rugby, Stirling successfully transitioned into the corporate arena, having completed a Bachelor of Science at University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance before commencing a Diploma in Financial Planning.

He worked as a Wealth Director in Global Institutional Bank at NAB where he liaised with institutional clients regarding corporate wealth solutions before joining the asset management firm, Unio Advisors where he was appointed partner. 

Stirling maintained connection to rugby by joining channel TEN's expert rugby commentary team for the 2013 & 2014 domestic test matches including the 2013 British & Irish Lions series. 


In September 2013 Foundation Captain Stirling Mortlock accepted the role of Director on the Melbourne Rebels Board.

In 2015 Stirling joined The Rugby Club Foundation board to assist the transition from a Social club to Australia’s largest NFP in Rugby who’s strategic vision is “Sharing the Spirit of the Game’’ to encourage the sport of Rugby, and, through this vision increasing financial support of grassroots Rugby across the country. Stirling continues to be Chairman of the Investment Committee and Treasurer of the Foundation.


In 2017 Stirling moved into the boutique investment advisory space working with Family offices and High Net Worth’s assisting wholesale investment into Alternatives.



In 2020 Stirling returned to his roots in sport and is Partner of XV Capital Advisory, a sports investment and advisory firm, targeting game changing opportunities in growth sectors in sport with diverse and scalable application.

He currently holds positions as Director XV Capital Advisory, Director Cohesion Capital, Director Gain Line Analytics, Director Sportable Australia, Advisory Board Sportable Limted (UK), Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Patron, a member of the Board of The Rugby Club Foundation (Treasurer and Chairman of the Investment Committee).

Stirling has previously represented organisations in the following capacities: Board Member of the Melbourne Rebels, Board Member of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA), BMW Brand Ambassador, NAB Ambassador.

Stirling Mortlock talks about:

  • Leadership

  • High performance

  • Teamwork

  • Culture

  • Inspiring change

  • Goal setting

  • Overcoming adversity

  • Positive attitude after setbacks

  • Drive for success 

  • Getting the best out of yourself

  • Work and life balance

  • Inspirational, humorous and entertaining rugby anecdotes

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When you think of Stirling Mortlock you think of his "Tough, Competitive and Never-Say-Die Attitude".

Whether it's for an intimate client affair, a company wide function or grass roots coaching clinic,

Stirling will make your event a unique and memorable success. 

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