Former All Black Captain and Business Leader
A born leader and very successful former All Black captain and player, Andy has combined the skills he learned on the rugby field with his business acumen.
Andy is well known for his ability to motivate people to set team goals and achieve them. His warm relaxed style appeals to all audiences as he offers his skills on motivation and team building or shares his experiences as an entertaining after dinner speaker.
In his spectacular sporting career, Andy Dalton played 35 tests for New Zealand and captained the All Blacks in 1981 and from 1983 to 1987. He led them to victory against Australia, France, South Africa, and England. In 1984 he was announced New Zealand Rugby Player of the Year. His rugby playing career culminated in leading the All Blacks to victory in the inaugural World Cup held in New Zealand in 1987.
He coached Counties from 1989 to 1991, and was president of the New Zealand Rugby Union from 1999 to 2000. He was until 2016 CEO of the Auckland Rugby Football Union, having also been CEO of the Auckland Blues until those roles were separated in 2014, and operates a farm in the Bombay Hills south of Auckland.
In the business world Andy was a shareholder in a private company managing hazardous waste. He built this company up to service all District Health Boards in the country along with a number of international ports and airports. This company was sold to Nuplex Industries in 1996 and Andy continued with Nuplex as Group General Manager of the Environmental Services Division.
Andy later joined Sportsbrand Media NZ Ltd as Managing Director. This company is involved in television production and stadia advertising, and introduced the scroll signage into the New Zealand sporting arena.
Andy is well known for his ability to motivate a diverse group of people to set team goals and achieve them. His warm, relaxed style appeals to all audiences as he offers his "tried and tested' skills on motivation and team building, or shares his experiences as an entertaining after dinner speaker.
- After Dinner
- Team Building