Australia Day

26 January 2015

86 days to go

Jeremy Rolleston

Jeremy Rolleston is a two-time Winter Olympian, an Australian representative in two different sports (bobsleigh and rugby), a successful investment banker, author of 'A Life that Counts' and a proud Australia Day Ambassador.

Jeremy regards representing his country as the ultimate honour and has represented his country internationally in two sports - rugby and bobsleigh. In 2006 at the XX Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy Jeremy piloted Australia’s 2-man bobsleigh to the equal best-ever Australian result. Then at the most recent XXI Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, the Australian public shared the heartbreaking crash that Jeremy was involved in on the same track that had already tragically claimed the life of one Olympic athlete one week earlier. In what was a devastating situation Jeremy exemplified the honour, dignity and sportsmanship we look for in Olympians, not just when they win but when everything goes wrong. 

During his rugby days, Jeremy played in numerous representative teams including the Australian Legends team, the Australian Universities team and the Australian B (Legends) sevens side. He also played professionally for Italian side Rovigo in the European Shield and Italian Championships before retiring to pursue bobsleigh. 

Off the field and away from the ice, Jeremy is as passionate about life as he is his sport. Throughout his sporting career he has maintained a successful corporate career in banking and finance. Most recently he was General Manager - Institutional Business at Perpetual Investments and previous to that was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs JB Were investment bank.

He is on the Board of the NSW Olympians Club, the Australian Coaching Institute and is proud to be an Ambassador for the Global Poverty Project, as well as Australia Day.

Last year he released his first book ‘A Life That Counts’ to great reviews. In fact the book includes contributions from ten other famous and inspiring Australians including the likes of Gai Waterhouse, Dick Smith, Jessica Watson, Louise Sauvage, James Tomkins, Matt Shirvington, Lydia Lassila and so on.

For more details on A Life That Counts, on Jeremy’s keynote speaking, or on Jeremy see