Conference 2019 - Speakers
Geoff Miller OBE
Geoff Miller, affectionately known as “Dusty” spent twenty years as a professional cricket player, representing Derbyshire, Essex, Natal and England, traveling to all the major test playing countries and playing with or against all the present-day greats. To which he freely admits “I wasn't one of them.” In his own words “I was a comparatively boring bread and butter cricketer who was only selected in the team to allow all the brilliant flair players to perform with freedom.”
Apart from cricket, Geoff's greatest attribute was the ability to keep his team mates amused with his hilarious dry northern humour which he now brings to the after dinner speaking stage from his roots in Chesterfield. By virtue of the sport he was in, and the life he has led, Geoff now possesses a whole host of brilliant anecdotes and stories about himself and his colleagues.
Following his success as an England Test Selector for almost eight years, Geoff was appointed Head of the England Selectors in 2008 and retired after the England’s victorious Ashes tour in the UK in 2013. He was appointed OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to cricket.