Through his 27 years in the elite world of AFL football Nathan gained great insight into how to extract great performance from individuals and teams.
Originally starting his career as a teacher at Knox College Wantirna before the demands of professional football took over. Nathan never lost the desire to teach and joined the AFLs Junior Development Program whilst also running his own sporting retail business. During this time he held many positions within the media and currently works with both ABC Grandstand, Fox Sports News and has been a key columnist for Inside Football magazine for the last 6 years. The Sunday Huddle on ABC has become a popular program, capturing both the serious and light hearted aspects of AFL football.
His 7 year term as a Director of the St Kilda Football Club reecently came to an end when he accepted the AFL’s offer to join the Match Reveiw Panel.
Recently Nathan held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and People and Cultural Manager at CallActive Pty Ltd. This 1300 seat Contact Centre in Melbourne’s South East was an excellent proving ground to hone his skills in engaging a workforce and giving middle managers the skills they need to build and maintain high performing teams.
Previous to CallActive he was a Senior Consultant at leading Management Consultancy, Mettle Group where his clients included, Australia Post, Hydro Tasmania, Athletics Australia, Unico, Anglo Coal, Thiess and Avaya.
Nathan is passionate about working with people and finding ways to improve all aspects of their lives.
Nathan has a Diploma of Teaching and Diploma of Business but most importantly is married to Fiona and has three beautiful daughters, Ruby, Molly and Alice.
323 AFL games, 1987-2003
4 x All Australian
3 x Best and Fairest
2 x Runner up Best and Fairest
3x 3rd Best and Fairest
U/19 Best and Fairest
Captain St Kilda FC
Captain Victoria State of Origin
International Rules Aust’ v Ireland x2
All Australian Vice Captain
St Kilda Team of the Century Member
St Kilda FC Hall of Fame member
AFL Life Member
Herald Sun Player of the Year
The Age Player of the Year
Channel 7 Sportsworld Player of the Year
Runner Up Brownlow Medal
Monash University Sports Hall of Fame
Diploma of Teaching
Diploma of Business
Inside Football Magazine Columnist
ABC Grandstand Radio Special Comments
ABC Sunday Huddle co- host
Fox Sports News
Assistant Coach St Kilda F.C 2004-05
Director of St Kilda F.C 7 years
Current Member AFL Match Review Panel.