Gregory Chappell

Board Member

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Greg Chappell was the outstanding Australian batsman of his generation. Since his retirement as a player, he has pursued various business and media interests as well as maintaining connections to professional cricket.

Greg is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI). The second of three brothers to play Test cricket, Chappell was the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time who allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration. An exceptional all-round player who bowled medium pace and, at his retirement, held the world record for the most catches in Test cricket, Chappell’s career straddled two eras as the game moved toward a greater level of professionalism after the WSC schism. He played his last Test match against Pakistan at Sydney in 1984.

After retiring as a player in 1984, Chappell went into coaching, spending some time with South Australia and working as a consultant at Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy. He worked as a commentator for ABC Radio. In May 2005, he was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team on a two-year term. He also became one of the selectors for the national and Queensland teams, a member of the Australian Cricket Board, and Coach.