Max Walker AM CSP
Only a handful of people can say they have played VFL/AFL football on the hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and donned the treasured Baggy Green cap of the Australian cricket team.
That small group compacts even more as author of 14 books with sales exceeding one million copies, including seven number one bestsellers. Plus, this well-liked individual has been parodied by the entertaining and popular Twelfth Man series. However, he highlights being named a Member of the Order of Australia as his greatest achievement.
Max Walker pulled on the Melbourne Demons’ Guernsey 85 times from 1967 to 1972, debuting as an 18-year old. The man nicknamed ‘Tangles’, represented his country in a golden era of test cricket for Australia, touring New Zealand, England and the West Indies. Born and educated in Hobart, Australia, this much loved larrikin, in line with building an exemplary career, established himself as a respected architect, running his own practice partnership.
Maxxie's architectural career and love of art and photography is merging into his writing and speaking engagements. Mind maps and graphic notes are tools he employs to solve problems and transfer skills. It is evident in everything he does. A fingerprint.
However his architectural career was cut short as a media career beckoned. Max’s ability to capture the audience with his distinctive tone and storytelling skills made him highly sought after. He hosted Channel 7’s World of Sport, and the Nine Network’s Wide World of Sport, Nine Network Cricket, Nine News and The Footy Show.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Max has transitioned from sports star, architect, media personality and marketer to now being a highly requested speaker.