Arguably one of Queensland’s greatest female cricket players, former Australian Captain Jodie Fields is a leader and advocate for women and girls.
Fields grew up playing boy's and men's cricket before making her debut for the Queensland Fire in 2000. She went on to captain the team from the 2008-09 season for six years, and was appointed Captain of the Australian Women's Cricket Team in 2009, becoming the first Queensland woman to do so.
Fields retired from international cricket in 2014 as one of the most successful Australian cricket captains, having led her side to the 2012 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 and the 2013 ICC Women’s World Cup and bowed out with the team holding the number one world rankings in One Day International (ODI) and T20 cricket. During her international career, she played four Tests, 67 ODIs and 37 Women’s T20 International matches, having made a name for herself with both the bat and behind the stumps.
Jodie made history when she spearheaded the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Australian cricket to include both men and women in the same agreement for the first time, paving the way for today’s rise to prominence of women’s cricket.
She is a driven individual, determined to make a difference for women in sport and corporate environments. Jodie demonstrated her passion towards equal opportunities for women in cricket when she established a personal scholarship scheme that assists with the development of young female cricketers.
Jodie has a Bachelor of Science degree, a Diploma of Management and recently graduated as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland.