Speakers Profile - Graham Cornes OAM

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Graham Cornes OAM has spent a lifetime in AFL football as a successful player and coach, culminating in his admission to the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

He played 390 games with Glenelg, South Adelaide, North Melbourne and South Australia.

He successfully coached Glenelg, South Adelaide and the South Australian state side, and was selected four times in the All-Australian team: twice a player, and twice as coach. A parochial South Australian, he has been this state's most successful State of Origin coach, and has received the Medal of the Order of Australia, for his services to football.

He was the inaugural coach of the Adelaide Football Club, when it was admitted to the AFLin 1990, a position he held for four years. His football career was balanced by a corporate career, in which he was the dealer principal of several successful automobile franchises.

For over 23 years he was a radio broadcaster, the last 18 years of which he co-hosted Australia's most successful sport, talk radio programme on FIVEaa. It consistently rated number one in the Adelaide market, beating even the most popular syndicated national programmes.

Having been drafted under the National Service Act he also served two years in the Australian Army, which included a tour of duty as an infantry soldier in South Vietnam in 1970.

His presentation discusses the principles of leadership, motivation and inspiration, and he shares the three most important components of achievement and success.