Ashley Giles MBE is a former international cricketer, Head Coach, Director of Cricket, National Selector and Managing Director with vast experience in cricket at both domestic and international levels. He was also a crucial member of the 2005 Ashes winning team that regained the urn for the first time in 20 years in arguably the greatest test series of all time. He is an outstanding speaker on leadership, developing successful teams and encouraging high performance.
About Ashley Giles
Ashley Giles MBE’s playing career spanned sixteen years and he represented England 54 times in Test cricket and 62 times in one day internationals. Furthermore he spent his entire first class career with Warwickshire CCC.
Ashley Giles MBE was appointed as Warwickshire Director of Cricket four weeks after being forced into retirement due to injury in 2007. Since then he has held a number of cricket management roles.
Since then he has been a County Championship, T20 Blast and One Day Trophy winning Head Coach and Director of Cricket, and has a history of successfully leading and managing teams in challenging and pressurised environments. The culmination of this journey came in 2019, whilst Ashley was Managing Director of England men’s cricket, when the team won their first ever 50 over World Cup.
Ashley was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to cricket and is an honorary citizen of Droitwich Spa. In 2015 he and his wife, Stine, launched the Giles Trust in 2015, which has now raised over £1 million for brain tumour treatment, research and support.
Ashley speaks to a broad number of topics, ranging from leadership and working with high performing teams, to dealing with adversity, anxiety and crisis management. Apart from inspirational and educational lessons in leadership and teamwork, Ashley is also able to deliver an entertaining after dinner speech, recalling tales from his 30 year journey in professional cricket and sharing a dressing room with some of the game’s biggest characters.
- Preparing to win. What are the key ingredients to developing successful teams in the modern world. How we decide what the right building blocks are, and how do we put them in place
- Lessons in Leadership. The challenges for the modern day leader are many and varied. This is an insight into lessons learnt from a career in sports management and 16 years experience in leading high performing teams at almost every level – from Head Coach and Selector to Managing Director
- Leader & Coach. A look into the world of high performance leadership, what it really means, and what is truly important when working with your best assets; your people.
- Tales from 2005. The greatest Ashes series of all time from one of it’s key players. A professional and, at times, humorous look at a contest that changed the profile of the game of cricket in the UK.