Investing for Life Podcast – Stirling Mortlock, AM, Founding Partner, XV Capital Advisory

22 Dec 2021

In the final episode of this season’s Investing for Life podcast series, host Douglas Isles interviews Stirling Mortlock AM, Founding Partner of XV Capital Advisory and former Australian professional rugby union player who captained the Wallabies, ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels.

After a celebrated sporting career, Stirling has transitioned his success into the corporate world, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Today, he is the founding partner of XV Capital – a sports advisory firm that works with partners to leverage and capitalise on large sports markets in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas – but his journey to get there is one of reinvention.

Listen to this conversation to:

  • Learn more about Stirling’s childhood growing up on Sydney’s North Shore enjoying “non-stop perpetual motion”, healthy sibling rivalry as one of five children, and an early passion for sport including playing rugby from the age of four;
  • Hear Stirling’s reflections on early career setbacks including not being selected in junior representative teams;
  • Be inspired by his drive to overcome further challenges including a series of serious injuries throughout his professional rugby career – 15 operations in total – and what he learned as a result; and
  • Hear about his evolution from professional sportsperson to corporate leader, and how he navigated this transition to ensure the ‘second half’ of his career built on his first.

Stirling’s Investing for Life story offers a deep dive into the journey of one of Australia’s sporting greats who navigated fear, uncertainty and insecurity to pursue a life beyond rugby. This conversation promises to inspire us all to give life “everything you’ve got” and view challenge and change not as a negative, but an opportunity to learn, grow and come back even stronger in the long run.

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Investing for Life is hosted by Douglas Isles, Platinum Asset Management.

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