Celebrity Speakers

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event host and MC

Natalie Barr is the news presenter on one of Australia’s favourite breakfast show, Sunrise. Nat was born and raised in the small West Australian city of Bunbury. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Natalie attended Bunbury Catholic College as head girl in her final year and then moved to Perth to study journalism at Curtin University. From there she secured a cadetship on the community newspaper The Wanneroo Times for a couple of years before being lured away to television and the Golden West Network in Kalgoorlie.
  • Sunrise (TV Program)
  • Network Seven

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   author event host and MC

Amanda Keller's television career began as a producer's assistant on Simon Townsend's Wonder World. Within a week she was the program's head researcher and she hasn't looked back. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. In 1985 Amanda became a regular on-air reporter on Ray Martin’s Midday Show but it was Beyond 2000 that made her a household name. During her six years on the program she reported from all over the world and has received a number of journalism awards, including a United Nations Media Peace Award (1989) and the Michael Daley Award for Science Journalism (1989).
  • Jonesy and Amanda (Radio Program)
  • The Living Room (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation (TV Program)
  • Beyond 2000 (TV Program)
  • Denton (TV Program)

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Andrew first came to public attention in 1988 as the writer/presenter of the ABC TV series Blah Blah Blah and since then has written, presented and produced numerous comedy shows including, The Money Or The Gun, Live & Sweaty (ABC), Denton (Ch 7), and for Ch 9, Andrew co-produced and hosted The Logies, Australia's television awards, in both 1999 & 2000. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Most recently Andrew hosted his own breakfast radio program – the modestly titled Andrew Denton Breakfast Show on Sydney radio’s 2MMM for 5 years. He then moved behind the camera as Executive Producer for ABC TV’s satirical series The Election Chaser and CNNNN.

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award winner

Since being crowned Miss Universe in 2004, Jennifer Hawkins has cemented her place as an Australian icon with her work as a TV presenter, designer and entrepreneur. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. As a media personality, Jennifer’s profile and capabilities have gone from strength to strength, officially kicking off her on screen work in 2004 on Channel Seven’s the Great Outdoors which saw her nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent at the 2006 Logie Awards.
  • Miss Universe 2004
  • Miss Universe Australia 2004
  • Network Seven
  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • Make Me a Supermodel (TV Program)
  • Getaway (TV Program)
  • Myer
  • Loveable
  • Mt Franklin Lightly Sparkling
  • Jbronze
  • Australia's Next Top Model (TV Program)

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Jessica Rowe's passion for news and current affairs has seen her become one of Australia's best-known television presenters and admired by viewers with her warm, down-to-earth manner and infectious smile. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. She began her television career in 1993 and has since held various prominent positions within Australian television, including a decade as a co-anchor for Network Tens First At Five News.
  • Member of the Order of Australia
  • Network Seven
  • Network Ten
  • Nine Network
  • Studio 10

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event host and MC

Peter Mitchell's face is very familiar to those tuning into Seven Nightly News in Melbourne. He has been an integral part of television news as a reporter, producer and presenter and celebrated 30 years in the industry during 2008. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Growing up in Victoria with two brothers, sports were always on the menu – particularly football and cricket. These skills came in handy in 1981, when Peter joined Channel Nine in the Sport News Department. By then, he had also taken up golf, mainly because it suited his new working hours.

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   has video    author event host and MC

Samantha has an extensive background in journalism – currently the co-host of Channel Seven's hugely popular Weekend Sunrise and presenter for the 4.30pm Bulletin. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Samantha can also be seen filling in on other news and current affairs shows including Today Tonight Summer Series.

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Television Presenter, Channel Ten's The Living Room / Master Builder - with over 30 years in the building industry, Barry DuBois has worn many hats beyond the hard hat! But it wasn't until his role as a Judge on Network Ten's show, The Renovators that Australia had the opportunity to get to know this highly evolved, loveable character. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Barry has completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner. In 1984 he completed a Building certificate which led to the creation of his own building company. His career has also involved a three-year posting as President of the Master Builders Association for the Eastern Suburbs and heavy involvement in local council where he also stood as an independent councillor.

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award winner

Robbie Maddison is one of the biggest names in freestyle motocross. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of his sport, attempting feats that no-one has attempted before and fast etching his name in the history books. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Daredevil and motorbike enthusiast, Robbie Maddison, also known as ‘Maddo’ has made a career risking his life to pursue his passion. Born in Kiama, on the NSW South Coast, Robbie developed his fondness of riding by competing in national motocross events throughout high school. Robbie likes to joke that he was ‘born on a bike’ and came into the world ‘doing a no-hander onto the delivery table’. It is not far from the truth.
  • Motorcycle World Record Long Jump: 98.34 meters
  • Red Bull
  • Wings for Life
  • Athletic Recovery Fund
  • Mission Australia
  • Skullcandy
  • Swatch
  • Dunlop Sport
  • DC Shoe Company

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award winner    author event host and MC

Shane Jacobson is a multi award winning actor, entertainer, producer and author who has worked with some of the biggest names in show business including Geoffrey Rush, Jeremy Clarkson, Bryan Brown, Guy Pearce & Hugo Weaving. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. His notable credits include The Bourne Legacy, Charlie & Boots with Paul Hogan, Time Of Our Lives, Top Gear, Oddball, The Dressmaker with Kate Winslet & the hit Aussie classic Kenny.
  • 2006 Australian Film Institute - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kenny)
  • 2008 Helpman Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Guys & Dolls)