Kieren Perkins is an Australian icon. He is a professional sportsman, whose international swimming success and wholesome personality have made him a hero in Australia.
Kieren first started swimming after being seriously injured in a household accident as a 9 year-old boy. During two decades in the pool he performed remarkable achievements. He broke 11 world records and is the first person in history to hold the Olympic, world, Commonwealth and Pan Pacific titles simultaneously. He broke over 40 Australian records during a career spanning from 1989 to 2000. He has 2 Olympic gold, 2 Olympic silver and more than a dozen Commonwealth and World Championship medals cementing his place as a superb role model for all Australians. He dominated the 1500m race during his career and earned himself the name of “SuperFish”.
Today, Kieren brings his courageous spirit to his future direction in the corporate world. He has been appointed to the board of the Starlight Children's Foundation, and appointed to the board of the Australian Sports Commission. He vows to help pave the way for future Olympians and encourage more Australian children to participate in sport.
Kieren is a familiar media face and has been a contributing columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He travels on the corporate speaking circuit as a motivational speaker. His story of motivation, determination and success will inspire every audience. He draws on his experiences to inspire audiences to work as a team, set goals, create pathways to achieve them then deliver - regardless of pressures and distractions. He motivates and inspires self belief and is an excellent performer as MC or presenter on the public speaking circuit. Kieren’s story of motivation, determination and success will inspire every audience.
November 2020 also saw Kieren named the President of Swimming Australia, and in 2022 he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer at Australian Sports Commission..