Anton Oliver played for the All Blacks rugby team for over a decade and was a powerful hooker renowned for his physicality in the scrum.
Seemingly destined for greatness from an early age, Anton made all possible New Zealand age group rugby teams: U17, U19, U21 and the NZ Secondary Schools Team – captaining them all. He played his first game for the All Blacks in 1996 against Eastern Province in South Africa, remarkably, almost twenty years to the day after his father played his first game for the All Blacks on the same ground against the same opposition. Oliver played his first test match against Fiji in 1997 and was named captain in 2001. Anton's father Frank was also an All Blacks captain, making them the first and only father-son All Black captains in history.
Anton was in the elite NZ All Blacks squad for thirteen years - in which time he completed two degrees while holding down a full time, high pressure position which took him all around the world. He then moved to London where he completed additonal degrees - one at the University of Oxford and latterly an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Anton now works in the city of London using his experience from sport in the pursuit of business excellence driving results with and through people.
Along with his charitable work, Anton speaks and hold workshops on leadership, team dynamics, conflict, change management, and the importance of culture and group values.