ABOUT

WHO’S BEHIND THE BRISBANE PREMIER LEAGUE?

NICK FITZPATRICK

Nick has worked professionally in cricket for his whole working life. First, in Game Development at Queensland Cricket before Co-Founding the Australian Cricket Institute 4 years ago. Nick has since led Sales & Marketing to help grow the Australian Cricket Institute from 80 cricketers at inception to over 2541 players through their programs last season.

JOEL HAMILTON

One of the Co Founders of the Australian Cricket Institute. Joel has now transitioned from playing semi professional cricket into a career of building business. Having created the Australian Cricket Institute from merely a concept on paper, Joel had since found the gap in the market and developed the Australian Cricket Institute into the largest private coaching organisation in the country.

IAN HEALY

Ian Healy is a legend of Queensland. A Former Queensland Bulls player and captain,Australian player from 1988 – 99. Ian is a Queensland Cricket Board Member, ClubSponsor of the Norths District Cricket Club and Patron Chairman of former Queensland. Players entity, the Bulls Masters.

STUART GILES

Awarded the Norman Martin prize for Pharmacy Administration and Planning in 1991, Stuart has always had a keen interest in the business side of healthcare.

As Co-Founder and Chairman of Icon Group Stuart played a critical role in guiding the growth and vision of the group both locally and abroad and continues to play a leading role in Arc31’s other healthcare investments.

ZIYAAD DESAI

Ziyaad Desai is a former first class cricketer turned businessman. He is the founder and CEO of the NPL. Ziyaad founded the NPL in Johannesburg twelve years ago, during a time when club cricket was struggling to remain relevant. His vision for the future of cricket came down to three clear ideas: commit to the concept that quality and opportunity matters; embrace the future of the modern game; and think bigger – think global and to turn the NPL into a brand which appeals to all cricketers both locally and internationally.

FRANCOIS BRUYNS

Francois is a lawyer qualified in the UK, South Africa and Australia.His principle business has been property development and he has consulted on projects with South Africa’s largest companies, generating over $100 Million AUD in property sales. Francois also worked in Sydney for 6 years for Empire Securities Group where he specialised in capital raising and developed a strong business network.

MARK NICHOLAS

Mark Nicholas captained Hampshire for 12 years and England A in eleven unofficial Test matches. He began in journalism as sports featured writer for the Daily Telegraph in London before moving to Cricinfo. He is best known, however, as a broadcaster working first for Sky in the UK, both Channel 4 and Channel 5, and, of course, Channel Nine in Australia. He won 2 BAFTA’s with Channel 4 and has been twice named as The Royal Television Society’s Sport’s Presenter of the Year. His first book “A Beautiful Game” won there literary awards and his second, “No Spin” – the Shane Warne autobiography – received great acclaim. Mark founded the charity “Chance to Shine” which has been successful in bringing cricket back into state schools in the UK.

CATHIE REID

Cathie has always believed in the role digital solutions have to play in the delivery of exceptional healthcare, and this focus has driven not only her activity at Icon and Epic but sits behind many of the Arc31 investments.

In addition to her role at Arc31 she is the Chair of AUCloud and a Director of the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules Football Club.

Cathie is also keenly awaiting her flight to space as one of Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, and documents that journey at her website.