Author Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC  OBE KStj

Author of A Life Worth Living

The son of Lebanese immigrants, Sir Nicholas Shehadie ranks amongst the highest achievers in Australian civic and sporting life.

He played 30 Tests for the Wallabies, captaining his country on three occasions. He later became President of the Australian Rugby Union and played a leading role in steering the code into the professional era, and was instrumental in the inauguration of the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. Sir Nicholas was elected Lord Mayor of Sydney whilst at the same time  running a successful family business. For many years he was Chairman of SBS Television and a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground where, amongst other achievements, he oversaw the building of the Sydney Football Stadium. His wife, Professor Marie Bashir, was the Governor of NSW from 2001 to 2014.