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Zali Steggall is an Australian politician, lawyer and former Olympic athlete. She has been an independent member of Warringah since the 2019 Australian federal election when she defeated the incumbent, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Steggall is on the Council of Governors at Queenwood School for Girls, Mosman.
Steggall is Australia’s most internationally successful alpine skier, winning a bronze medal in slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, and a World Championship gold medal in 1999. In the Winter Olympics, she is Australia’s first individual medalist, first female medalist, and only medalist in alpine skiing. Steggall’s Olympic career extended from Albertville in 1992 to Salt Lake City in 2002.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Occupation||Politician, Lawyer, Former Olympic athlete|
Zali Steggall OAM was born on April 16, 1974 (age 48 years) in Manly, New South Wales, Australia. Zali and her family lived in France from 1978 until 1989, and she started ski racing while living there, at the ski resort of Morzine in the French Alps. Her parents had intended to stay for only 18 months, but they liked the lifestyle so much that they stayed. Her mother, Dr. Susan Steggall, documented these ten years in Alpine Beach. A Family Adventure.
Steggall won European age championships at the ages of 10 and 13 and was a member of the French junior skiing team at the age of 14. Steggall was educated for 18 months in Sydney at Queenwood School for Girls following the family’s return to Australia in 1989. Her grandfather Jack Steggall played ten Tests for Australia in rugby union.
Her father played rugby for Northern Suburbs, Manly Rugby Club and Manly Lifesavers. Her brother is Olympic snowboarder Zeke Steggall. Despite moving back to Australia, the Steggall siblings regularly traveled to the northern hemisphere to train. She was also sent overseas by the Australian Ski Institute to train under Austrian alpine coach Helmut Spiegl.
Zali Steggall was selected to make her Olympic debut in Albertville in 1992, at the age of 17. She came 23rd out of 44 entries in the giant slalom event and failed to finish the slalom or the combined event. At the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, the size of the field was scaled back. Steggall came 22nd out of 28 athletes in the slalom and 24th and last in the giant slalom. She withdrew from the super-G and was unplaced in the overall standings.
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Steggall broke into the top 10 in a World Cup event for the first time in December 1995, placing 10th in the slalom event at Sankt Anton. In January 1996, Steggall came fourth at the World Championships in Sestriere, Italy, missing bronze by just 0.04 s.
She came into the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano as one of the medal favourites. Three months earlier, she had become the first Australian woman to win a World Cup event in alpine skiing, after winning the slalom event at Park City, Utah. She posted the fastest time in both of her runs to win by 0.76sec. She then came fifth, sixth and tenth in the next three World Cup events to be ranked sixth in the world.
Zali Steggall won a Europa Cup event at Piancavallo. She won Australia’s first individual Winter Olympic medal with a bronze in slalom skiing at Nagano in 1998. Her time of 1 m 32.67 s was 0.27 s behind the winner. In December, Steggall placed second in a World Cup event at Mammoth Mountain, missing the gold medal by 0.01 s to Anja Pärson. She had earlier placed seventh at Park City.
Steggall’s success prompted the Australian Olympic Committee to expand the Australian Ski Institute into the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. It was given a million-dollar annual budget and for the first time, Australia had a federal government-funded full-time training program to accompany the Australian Institute of Sport. It operated in six sports and supported 37 athletes and resulting in an immediate upturn in results with numerous athletes going on to win gold for Australia across the winter sports disciplines.
In 1999, Steggall won the slalom event at the World Championships held in Vail, Colorado, in the United States. That was her last podium finish at the global level. In February 2000, she came 10th at Aare, Sweden the last top-10 result in her career. Her career ended at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She failed to complete her first run and was eliminated.
She was part of the Sydney Olympic torch relay in September 2000, carrying the Olympic flame along the pathway of Olympians in Manly and on the Manly ferry to Circular Quay. In 2004, she was part of the Athens Olympic torch relay, carrying the Olympic flame up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and handing it over to Kieren Perkins.
Zali Steggall retired from skiing in 2002. She completed a BA in communications and media studies from Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, and then studied law. She was admitted as a solicitor while working for her father’s legal practice, Roper & Steggall, in Manly, New South Wales. In 2008, she was admitted to the NSW Bar. Her principal areas of practice as a barrister have been family law, sports law, commercial law, real-property law, local government and planning law, corporations and insolvency law, and equity.
Steggall was councilor to the NSW Bar Association and Chair of its Health, Sports and Recreation Committee from 2010 to 2013. Steggall is currently an independent non-executive director, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia; director, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame; and a member of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel. She was appointed an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in January 2017. She was one of 12 worldwide arbitrators appointed to the ad hoc tribunal of CAS for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
Zali Steggall announced on January 27, 2019, her candidacy as an independent in the Division of Warringah in the 2019 Australian federal election, running against former Australian Prime Minister and incumbent Liberal MP Tony Abbott on a platform advocating action on climate change, mental health and honest government. During the campaign, Steggall was the subject of an online smear campaign that attacked her Wikipedia page.
Steggall defeated Abbott in the 18 May 2019 election, who had held Warringah since a 1994 by-election. Steggall won the seat with a two-candidate preferred vote of 57.24%. Abbott went into the election holding Warringah with a majority of 11 percent. However, he lost over 12 percent of his primary vote from 2016 and finished over 4,100 votes behind Steggall on the first preference count. Her victory marked the first time that this traditional blue-ribbon Liberal seat had been out of the hands of the Liberals or their predecessors since its formation in 1922.
She has stated that she does not support Australia’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Steggall joined the “Bring Julian Assange Home” parliamentary group. Prior to her election, Steggall received a $100,000 donation from 8 members of the Kinghorn family that were paid on a single cheque issued by the Kinghorn Family Trust’s Sole Director, John Kinghorn, who made his fortune from coal mining.
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Zali Steggall recorded this donation split into eight parts, thus coming in below the reporting threshold. In February 2021, after an independent review by the Australian Electoral Commission, Steggall updated the records to reflect that this was one cheque. A year later on 14 February 2022, it was reported widely that Steggall had failed to record this donation correctly, although it had been corrected. Steggall called the incident a “mistake” and a “rookie error”.
Steggall retained her seat in the 2022 election, defeating Liberal Katherine Deves. She was seen as the pioneer of the teal independents who combined conservative views on economics with progressive views of the environment and won several seats in the 2022 election. Steggall received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007. She was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport’s Best of the Best in 2001 and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004.
Zali Steggall is currently married to Tim Irving, they had their wedding in 2008. Her husband is a marketing executive and they started dating in 2007. The couple became engaged in 2008. However, Steggall was married to her first husband Olympic rower David Cameron from 1999 until their separation in 2006. They have two children from their marriage. As of March 2023, Zali Steggall and her husband Tim Irving are still married.
Zali Steggall net worth
How much is Zali Steggall worth? Zali Steggall net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician, lawyer and former Olympic athlete. Zali Steggall’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $350,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Australia. She stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.