Celebrity Speakers

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event host and MC

Paul Anthony Michael McDermott (born 13 May 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television personality. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. As a comedian, he is best known both for Good News Week and for his role as a member of the musical comedy group the Doug Anthony All Stars, which disbanded in 1994 but reformed in 2014; he has also performed individually and as a part of GUD. He has frequently appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and taken part in its two major televised productions, the Comedy Festival Gala and the Great Debate.
  • Doug Anthony All Stars
  • Good News Week (TV Series)

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award winner event host and MC

Jenny Brockie is one of Australia's most experienced and respected journalists and broadcasters. She is also one of the country’s most gifted facilitators. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Jenny currently hosts Insight on SBS TV, where she facilitates a lively discussion each week involving more than 50 people. With decades of interviewing and broadcasting experience, Brockie combines a warm, inclusive style with a razor sharp intelligence to deliver intelligent debates on the most difficult of subjects.
  • United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award 2008
  • AFI Award 1992: Best Television Documentary
  • SBS TV
  • Insight (TV Program)
  • ABC TV
  • Four Corners (TV Program)
  • Cop It Sweet (Film)
  • 702 ABC Sydney (Radio)
  • Speaking Personality (TV Program)

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event host and MC

One of Australia's leading and best loved actresses, Sigrid Thornton has starred in many TV and film productions that are now regarded as milestones in the Australian industry. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Her recent ABC series Sea Change broke all ratings records for the national broadcaster becoming the No. 1 drama show on national television.

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   author

Blending sass with style and skill, Bessie Bardot is an accomplished national TV & Radio presenter, former model, business consultant, journalist and best selling award winning author. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Bessie’s first book Casting Couch Confidential was a fly-on-the-wall look at the modelling world, “The good, and the bad and ugly business of the beautiful people”.
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Austereo (Radio)

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs – including ABC’s Late Edition nightly news and as an anchor and reporter for SBS TV’s the World News Tonight.

In recent years Indira’s journalistic interest has shifted to the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty, food security and homelessness.

  • Better Hearing Australia (NSW Branch) Clear Speech Award (1996)
  • Dalgety Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism (1994)
  • South Australian Justice Administration Award for Television (1993)
  • Wayside Chapel
  • ABC TV
  • SBS TV
  • Late Edition Nightly News (TV Program)
  • The World News Tonight (TV Program)
  • Feedback (TV Program)
  • Australian Garden Show Sydney

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   author event host and MC

Starting out as part of iconic Australian sketch group Castanet Club and subject of the 1991 cult film of the same name, Mikey Robins made the transition to radio and television to become one of Australia’s best-loved, intelligent and in-demand entertainers on the strength of his clever observations, quick one-liners and brilliant, biting banter. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Mikey ruled the airwaves in the 90s on triple j’s national breakfast show, where he & his co-host Helen Razer remain one of the most popular breaky teams the station has enjoyed to this day. After seven years Mikey hung up his microphone and moved into the TV studio, swiftly becoming an audience favourite as team leader on the hugely popular, high rating Good News Week and its various franchises.
  • Triple J National Breakfast Show
  • Network TEN: Good News Week
  • Triple M: Merrick...and Australia
  • Network TEN: Studio 10
  • Channel 7: Sunrise
  • ABC: Spicks and Specks
  • ABC: Australian Story

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award winner    author event host and MC

Scott Cam is one of Australia's most loved television personalities. As host of The Block on Nine Network, Scott's laid-back larrikin attitude has won him millions of fans across Australia. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. Scott Cam grew up in Sydney’s Bondi and after completing school and his carpentry apprenticeship, set off in an old four-wheel drive to explore Australia. In 1990, following a five-year stint working a number of jobs, Scott decided to get back to his building roots and set up his own company. It was on a brief visit home that Scott met his wife Ann, and the family now reside full time in Sydney with their three children, Charlie and twins Sarah and Bill.
  • 2014 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
  • 2014 Silver Logie - Most Popular Presenter
  • Nine Network
  • The Block (TV Program)
  • Backyard Blitz (TV Program)
  • Triple M (Radio)
  • Mitre 10
  • Random Acts of Kindness (TV Program)

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   author event host and MC

Peter Switzer is one of Australia's leading business and financial commentators. Areas of speciality include Celebrity Speakers. An award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for Best Current Affairs Commentator in radio, and former economics lecturer at UNSW, Peter currently works with Yahoo!7, The Australian and ABC Radio to bring you the biggest breaking stories in finance and business.
  • 2GB Radio
  • The Super Show (Radio Program)
  • Sky News (Television)
  • Switzer Media and Publishing
  • Switzer Financial Services
  • ABC 702 Radio