Alan Jones is a graduate of Queensland and Oxford Universities, with majors in English and French Language and Literature, Politics and Education. He has University Blues from both Queensland and Oxford in tennis.
Alan is the former speech writer and senior adviser to the then Prime Minister, Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser.
Alan was elected Australian Rugby Union Coach in 1984 and coached Australia, until early 1988, to 89 victories in 102 matches. His teams won 23 Tests out of 30, and four of those losses were by only a point. After returning to Australia from the triumphant tour, Alan was invited to deliver the Australia Day Address as Guest of Honour of the Australia Day Council at the National Press Club in Canberra and, in October 1985, he was awarded the Rostrum Speakers’ Award as the Communicator of the Year.