Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons, Guest Speaker, Motivational Speaker & MC

Peter FitzSimons is a well-respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, speaks four languages, has played rugby for Australia, co-hosted radio shows with Mike Carlton and Doug Mulray, interviewed famous people around the globe from George Bush to Diego Maradona, is the Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and has written over 27 best-selling books.

He is the biographer not only of World Cup winning Wallaby captains, Nick Farr-Jones and John Eales, but also former Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, boxer Les Darcy, aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, war heroine Nancy Wake and Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. In 2001 he was Australia’s biggest selling non-fiction author, and duplicated that feat in 2004, with his book on Kokoda. He has been Australia’s best-selling non-fiction author in the last decade and in November 2013 released his current best-seller on Ned Kelly.

The most popular after-dinner speaker in Australia, he is married to Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson and they have three children.

Born on a farm in Peat’s Ridge, Peter went to Knox Grammar School, before accepting an American Field Service Scholarship to go to Ohio for a year. He returned to complete an Arts degree at Sydney University majoring in government and political science. In 1984 he broke into the Wallabies under the coaching of Alan Jones, then lived in France and Italy playing rugby for the next five years whilst learning both languages as well as Spanish. Upon his return to Australia he again played for the Wallabies, under Bob Dwyer, going on to play seven Tests.

In 1989 he joined The Sydney Morning Herald full-time, and has been one of their most popular columnists since. Andrew Denton has called him “Australia’s finest sports journalist.”

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04 / 27 / 2017

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald

With the Treasurer about to deliver his federal budget within two shakes of a burnt stick, it is time for your humble correspondent to deliver my annual advice on your sporting investment portfolio, as …

The post IT’S BUDGET TIME SO WHICH SPORTING INVESTMENT SHARES SHOULD YOU BUY, SELL OR HOLD? – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH appeared first on TFC.

04 / 20 / 2017

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald

What is wrong with you bastards?

Let me start with the egg-ballers first. Just how ingrained are your ancient prejudices against football, that you continue to not give a flying doughnut about the greatest …

The post SYDNEY FC ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL – PETER FITZSIMONS – SM appeared first on TFC.

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