Gemma Acton

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Gemma Acton has worked across broadcast media, business and finance for more than two decades, covering market-moving stories and meeting the people behind the headlines – at home in Australia and across the world.

Gemma is currently the Network Finance Editor at 7 News – the most-watched news service in Australia – where she presents the latest financial and business news to audiences across the entire country.

Gemma researched her subject thoroughly, putting in the time and effort to understand the at-times complex issues and then communicating them in plain English without dumbing down. She is a pleasure to work with and I recommend her wholeheartedly.Dominic White, Head of Corporate Affairs, TEG (Ticketek)
Prior to this, she hosted broadcast programmes at CNBC International in London and also worked as an on-air correspondent pursuing stories across Europe for the network.

Gemma regularly joins radio shows and podcasts – as well as private and corporate functions and charity events as an MC, moderator, panelist or guest speaker.

Returning to Australia in late 2017 was a lovely homecoming after she spent 18 years abroad living, working and studying in cities including London, New York, Dubai, Milan & Paris.


In addition to broadcasting, during this time abroad, she worked in investment banking and wealth management at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and PIMCO.

Gemma also gained an MBA/MA from the Lauder Institute and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a BA from University College London and the highly prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. She recently also attained her Company Directors Course qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gemma is an exceptional talent to work with and very articulate and polished in her delivery. She skilfully translates complex financial concepts for a non-financial audience and we were thrilled with her presentation.Sarah Gundlach, Senior Consultant, Character + Distinction
Gemma’s day job involves interviewing chief executives, company founders, fund managers and industry experts – as well as everyday Australians – to understand how changes in our economy and society affect all of us.

To relax, she swims everyday and has a particular love of skiing, tennis and running. She likes to read Italian and French – and do battle with cryptic crosswords – to keep her brain ticking along!



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