About Jeremy

Jeremy is a two-time Olympian, Australian representative in two sports, successful businessman,
author, and sought after keynote speaker and coach.

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Jeremy Rolleston is an inspiring and engaging personality with exceptional sporting, business and life achievement. He speaks with the authority of experience and draws upon a lifetime of heartaches and successes to inspire and equip others to follow their dreams and to be all they can be.

He is a two-time Olympian, has represented his country in two sports (rugby and bobsleigh), and most recently (after retiring from Olympic competition) won two world titles at the World Surf Life Saving Championships.

During his rugby days Jeremy played in numerous representative teams including the Australian Legends team, the Australian Universities team and the Australian B (Legends) sevens side. He also played professionally for Italian side Rovigo. He then found his way from rugby into bobsleigh and in 2006 at the XX Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy Jeremy piloted Australia’s 2-man bobsleigh to the equal best-ever Australian result. This was even more remarkable considering it was his first full-season as a pilot. Then at the XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, the Australian public shared the heartbreaking crash that Jeremy was involved in on a track that had already tragically claimed the life of one Olympic athlete over a week earlier. In what was a devastating situation Jeremy exemplified the honour, dignity and sportsmanship we look for in Olympians, not just when they win, but when everything goes wrong. Then, after retiring from Olympic competition, Jeremy added two world titles to his name, winning both the Beach Sprint and Beach Flag events (Masters) at the World Surf Life Saving Championships in France, 2014.

Throughout his sporting career Jeremy has maintained a successful corporate career. He is currently CEO of Active8me and previous to that was Managing Director at Artesian Venture Partners, General Manager – Institutional Business at Perpetual Investments and Executive Director at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs JBWere.

Jeremy is author of  ‘A Life That Counts’ (with contributions from 10 famous Australians). He has appeared on Fox Sports, Sunrise, The Today Show, Kerri-Anne, Sky News, ABC, Fitness First and Wide World of Sports; has lectured and written for the likes of Body&Soul, Fitness First, NSW Institute of Sport; and hosted a regular sports segment on 103.2FM.

He is on the Board of the NSW Olympians Club and is proud to be an Ambassador for the Global Poverty Project and the Australia Day Council.

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Introductory speaking video

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A little bit more about Jeremy

Nickname Rollo
Degree Bachelor of Science (Business Information Technology), UNSW Co-operative Scholarship
Current Occupation Banking and finance
Interests & Hobbies Travelling, horseriding, beach volleyball, tennis, surfing. Anything outdoors and active
Biggest Influences My parents
Dislikes  Arrogance, lying, corned beef, brussel sprouts, security at airports
Major Injuries None from bobsleigh surprisingly but far too many to name from my rugby days
Favourite Food Roast pork and crackling, sorbet, chocolate (is that a food ?!)
Favourite Books The Power of One, Never Tell Me Never, Long Walk to Freedom, The Alchemist, Mud, Sweat and Tears
Favourite Movie Braveheart, Gladiator, The Blind Side, The Intouchables
Admired People So many! I am inspired by people who follow their dreams with passion and conviction. Michael Jordan, Eric Liddell, Janine Shepherd, Nelson Mandella, Jessica Watson, Kurt Fearnly.
What Next? Learn to speak a language fluently, learn to play guitar and learn to fly a helicopter ! World Masters Beach Flags Champion in 2014
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