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Sir Andrew Strauss

Ex-Professional Cricketer, Broadcaster and Businessman

London, UK

Andrew Strauss
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Stott Consultancy, Inc.
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Manchester Square Partners

Andrew’s Biography

Sir Andrew Strauss has been described as one of the greatest English cricketers of all time.

Andrew made his Test debut for England in 2004 and later became the only English batsman to score two centuries in the legendary Ashes victory over Australia in 2005. Appointed England captain in 2009, he proceeded to become one of only three captains of the England side to win the Ashes both at home and in Australia. Under his composed leadership, England became the No.1 ranked Test team in the world for the first time since the 1950s.

Widely respected, Andrew retired from cricket in 2012, having played 100 Test Matches and 127 One Day Internationals. He went on to spend time as a broadcaster for Sky Sports and a columnist for The Sunday Times before returning to cricket with his appointment as Director of Cricket at the ECB in 2015. He was tasked with putting together a framework to win the World Cup after years of English underperformance in that format. His planning came to fruition in 2019 when England won the ICC World Cup at Lord’s for the first time.

After losing his wife, Ruth,...
Sir Andrew Strauss has been described as one of the greatest English cricketers of all time.

Andrew made his Test debut for England in 2004 and later became the only English batsman to score two centuries in the legendary Ashes victory over Australia in 2005. Appointed England captain in 2009, he proceeded to become one of only three captains of the England side to win the Ashes both at home and in Australia. Under his composed leadership, England became the No.1 ranked Test team in the world for the first time since the 1950s.

Widely respected, Andrew retired from cricket in 2012, having played 100 Test Matches and 127 One Day Internationals. He went on to spend time as a broadcaster for Sky Sports and a columnist for The Sunday Times before returning to cricket with his appointment as Director of Cricket at the ECB in 2015. He was tasked with putting together a framework to win the World Cup after years of English underperformance in that format. His planning came to fruition in 2019 when England won the ICC World Cup at Lord’s for the first time.

After losing his wife, Ruth, to cancer in 2018, Andrew founded The Ruth Strauss Foundation, raising funds for research into rare forms of lung cancer and offering support to patients and their families affected by an incurable cancer diagnosis.

Andrew is a founding partner and Executive Chairman of Mindflick, a company that uses performance psychology to help teams and individuals improve their performance and wellbeing. He is currently Chairman of the ECB Cricket Committee, sits on the ICC Cricket Committee and is an Advisory Board Member to the IPL team, the Rajasthan Royals.

A sought-after guest speaker, Andrew has spoken at a variety of engagements, providing an insight into experiences encountered during his illustrious sporting career.

He was awarded an MBE in 2005, followed by OBE in 2011 and was knighted for services to cricket and charity in 2019.
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Andrew’s Background

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Ex-Professional Cricketer, Broadcaster and Businessman
Sir Andrew Strauss became a household name due to his cricketing talent. A former Ashes-winning England Captain, Strauss was made an OBE for his exceptional services to sport and his success has continued post playing career as a businessman. He is also a pivotal member of the ECB Board and has set up a charity, The Ruth Strauss Foundation, in memory of his late wife Ruth.
Mindflick
CEO
Bakewell, UK
Mindflick was established in 2013 and specialises in helping clients reach their full potential using performance psychology. Operating out of a barn in the picturesque Peak District, the company focuses upon design, consultancy, psychology, training and research. High profile clients have included World Cup Winners and previous Premier League Champions, Manchester City.
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Andrew’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

England and Wales Cricket Board
Board Member (non-voting)
Sep 2020 - Present
London, UK
Based at Lord's cricket ground in London, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was set up in 1997 and is responsible for supporting and developing the game of cricket at all levels.
Rajasthan Royals
Global Advisory Board Member
Jaipur, IN
Based in Jaipur, India, and founded in 2008, the Rajasthan Royals (sometimes known as RR) are a franchise cricket team that competes in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL).

Philanthropy

Ruth Strauss Foundation
Founder
2019 - Present
London, UK
Founded in memory of Sir Andrew's late wife, the Ruth Strauss Foundation provides psychological, emotional and wellbeing support to patients and their families. The organisation also funds research into rare lung cancers. The idea for the charity's formation came from Ruth in the last few months of her life.
The Primary Club
President
Saffron Walden, UK
The Primary Club is a charity that raises money to provide recreational facilities and sports to the visually impaired. Founded in 1955 at Beckenham Cricket Club, the organisation has in the region of 9,800 members who have donated £3 million. The club is run by unpaid volunteers who possess a passion for cricket and philanthropic causes.

Media

Headstrong: An Innings with Sir Andrew Strauss
Podcast
Jun 2021
Headstrong is a podcast presented by producer and actor Louis Strong. Andrew talks candidly to Louis about his cricketing career and how important it is to put family first. He talks about setting up the Ruth Strauss Foundation and why relationships with family and friends are so important.
The Analyst: Inside Cricket Daily
Podcast
Jan 2021
Simon Hughes and Simon Mann are joined by former England cricket captain Sir Andrew Strauss to discuss an illustrious career.
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Publications

Driving Ambition: My Autobiography
Author
Winner of Wisden Book of the Year 2014, Andrew gives the low-down on his remarkable career, one which saw him triumph as England captain and transform the national side into the world's number one.
Winning the Ashes Down Under: The Captain's Story
Author
From behind the scenes insights to day to day life during a series, Strauss explains how the implementation of formidable leadership and planning helped the team overcome injury and hostility in order to achieve a historic result.
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Awards & Endorsements

Wisden
Wisden Cricketer of the Year
Aug 2005
London, UK
Awarded annually by the Wisden Cricketers Almanack publication, the Wisden Cricketers of the Year are those individuals determined to have had the greatest impact during the previous English season.

Academic Appointments

Durham University
Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
2011 - Present
Durham, UK
Established in 1832, Durham University was the first to open in England for more than 600 years, after Oxford and Cambridge. It was awarded Sunday Times University of the year in 2005 and a Queen's Anniversary prize in 2018.

Andrew’s Education

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