Host Colbert Cannon speaks with Gary Stead, a Managing Director at HPS based in Australia. In this episode, we’ll hear about Gary’s various M&A roles spanning the globe from Sydney to Singapore, and his evolution from being a banker to being an investor. We also get into the role of direct lending in the bank-dominated Australian market and what Gary sees on its horizon.Try out Colbert’s go-to recipe for his Aussie-inspired dessert, the Pavlova, here.
Gary Stead started his cricketing career as a top order batsman for New Zealand, before transitioning into the coaching side of kiwis favourite summer sport. He lead the successful women's team, before taking the helm of the Black Caps, leading them to the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He was Simon and Phil's guest for this weeks Six and a Song. They discussed the 2019 heartbreak, the pressures of the job, what he does to unwind outside of cricket, and of course his favourite song. LISTEN ABOVE
Gary Stead: Black Caps coach re-appointed until 2023 World Cup
The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Gary Stead's downplaying his role in the New Zealand Cricket team after his re-appointment as head coach until the 2023 World Cup.He told Mike Hosking his impact on results is minimal."A lot is made of the coach at times when you win or don’t win, but it’s the players out on the field. What I do is prepare and get them ready."New Zealand Cricket expects to announce their summer home schedule within a fortnight, including series against the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia.LISTEN ABOVE
Gary Stead's tenure as Black Caps coach extend to 2023
Sportstalk with D'Arcy Waldegrave
Gary Stead will continue as Black Caps head coach until the conclusion of the 2023 Cricket World Cup.Stead's contract was set to expire after this year's Twenty20 World Cup, but with the event postponed and the Black Caps not having played since March, his extension became a formality, signing on for a further three years as head coach in all three formats.His tenure has seen the Black Caps largely build on the gains made under Mike Hesson, with a one-day World Cup final appearance and test series victories over Pakistan, England and India, which has seen the team rise to No 2 in the world test rankings.While sport's usual slim margins have had an impact on how Stead is perceived - ponder for a moment how he and his team would have been viewed had Carlos Braithwaite hit the ball five metres further at the World Cup – the former New Zealand batsman has done enough, especially with this summer's dominant test victories over India, for the extension to be an easy decision for New Zealand Cricket."It's a real honour and a privilege for me to continue to be involved," said Stead."I didn't have to think for too long. I've still got a lot of energy for it and feel I can still continue to offer something to the team."The unknown is still there [with Covid-19], but the certain thing for me was I really wanted to keep working with these guys – it's a really enjoyable job and I just hope I can add my small part to the [success] of this team."The lowlight of Stead's tenure so far was the test tour of Australia, which saw the Black Caps suffer three consecutive thrashings, while a mixture of poor execution and bad luck led to several close Twenty20 defeats to England and India.He believes those close defeats are the immediate areas where the team can improve."The gains that you make at this level are only ever miniscule – we're looking at one percenters to make sure we can get over the line in those tough situations."We're very close and we certainly can find areas that we can improve in."While Stead had to undergo an interview process to secure the job for the next three years, NZ Cricket chief executive David White says it was merely a formality to ensure as much feedback as possible."We were looking at no-one else. The feedback from the team, the management and our support staff was outstanding and very supportive of Gary."NZ Cricket will now hunt for a batting coach to replace the departed Peter Fulton, with White confirming that a global search will begin next week, while specialist coaches will remain an option to provide support to individual series or tours.
In this episode, the panel speaks with current Black Caps' head coach Gary Stead. We chat about his impressive playing career, which included over 200 games for Canterbury and five Tests for New Zealand, plus Gary's love for Riccarton Cricket Club. We discuss the move into coaching from an early age, progressing to the highest level, first with the White Ferns and now in his current role with the Black Caps. To say that his first 18-months in the role have been eventful is something of an understatement. Starting with the first away Test series win against Pakistan in 49 years, to the most recent ODI game in Sydney without fans, with a few Super Overs in between, there’s been no shortage of talking points.
Gary Stead’s Wildest Dreams (Blackcaps in Australia, Boxing Day Preview)
The Niche Cast
Yeah safe to say there's a lot of Tom Blundell chat in this one, from how the Blackcaps ended up in this predicament to what Blundell can offer in this role to how he might succeed to who's out there as alternatives. Plus some reasons to feel a whole lot better about the Blackcaps chances in this second Test. Meri Kirihimete.