Rob Carlton

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Rob Carlton has the ability to authentically connect with audiences, shape and deliver key business messages and elevate your event into an entertaining, insightful and meaningful experience.

He is an award-winning Australian actor, writer and director. A successful producer, he’s delivered multi-million dollar projects globally.

With a mix of both arts and business experience as well as lived understanding, Rob is uniquely placed to be completely trusted by any audience.

Rob Carlton is highly respected on the corporate stage where he constantly impresses as master of ceremonies, facilitator, debater and host for corporate events. He is also a well recognised actor, director, writer and producer.

Rob’s breakout role as Kerry Packer in the Paper Giants Franchise, along with the Silver Logie he won for his performance, cemented his place as one of the most respected actors on Australian TV.

Rob has been hosting corporate events now for over 15 years. During that time he has built up a long list of loyal clients spanning Telco’s, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Retailers, Manufacturers, Hospitality, Insurers, Medicos and Franchise Operations. Rob has hosted everything from awards nights to complex business sessions, introduced Governors, Governor Generals and Deputy Prime Ministers, conducted one on one interviews with the Australian of the Year, presented at the Logies and AACTA awards, run brainstorming sessions, strategy sessions, debates, even hypotheticals.

He is proactive about getting the right brief from the right personnel so he can work most effectively alongside you. He also works with speakers to help them deliver their best.

Rob’s clients re-engage him year after year to host their events. Recent events include the sales kick offs and conferences for Microsoft, Woolworths, Parmalat, Optus, AFG and CGU.

Rob Carlton Biography

Rob continues to impress both us and our audiences with his no-nonsense, polished and punchy delivery. His research of both the client and audience is impeccable and his delivery throughout proceedings is seamless.Mark Hewitt, GM Sales and Operations, AFG
Rob Carlton, a Silver Logie winning actor, has been a professional actor since he was a teenager. A recognised face in Australia for both comedy and drama, his credits span TV, film and theatre. Rob’s breakout role of Kerry Packer in the Paper Giants franchise saw him nominated for an Australian Academy Award on top of winning the Silver Logie for his performance. 2014 sees Rob continuing his association with ABC TV across a number of dramas and entertainment shows.
Rob is also a regular presenter at the AACTA’s and Logies awards nights.

Rob won TROPFEST in 2006 with CARMICHAEL and Shane which he wrote, starred in, co-directed and co-produced. He also won best actor that year.

From 2007 to 2009 Rob’s television production company, Shadowfax TV, produced 2 series of the award winning comedy, Chandon Pictures, seen on Movie Extra and the ABC. He co-directed the project and also takes creator, writer and acting credits. Chandon Pictures now plays in over 15 territories around the world, including the USA and UK and was nominated for multiple Logie and AFI awards.

Rob Carlton’s keynote address is a real gem. The lessons from Rob’s career are relevant to anyone in business. I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Rob, and he will be a vital element of making your business event a success.Reid Meldrum, Head of Business Channels, Optus

As a writer, Rob won an AWGIE award for Chandon Pictures. His play A-Framed was first produced by his production company in 1998 to critical and box office success. A-Framed has since been produced in Sydney and Melbourne by 2 different theatre companies.

Where Rob can, he devotes a portion of his working year to his corporate clients. His business is typified by repeat work from loyal clients in the Telco, FMCG, Finance, Insurance, Franchising, Retail, Wholesale and Pharmaceutical spaces. Recent sales kick offs and conferences include working with Microsoft, Woolworths, Parmalat, Optus, AFG and CGU. 2014 continues to be just as busy.

Rob has a strong background in debating and theatresports through his time at the University of Sydney where he studied English and Australian Literature.


While readily recognisable as a ‘likeable’ guy in many comedies, as a younger actor Rob often played the bad guy in Australian Drama. Since getting his head flushed down a toilet in The Year My Voice Broke Rob’s been…

  • Thrown out of Summer Bay by Alf.
  • Kicked off E Street by the Reverend Bob.
  • Had his testicles removed in A Country Practice.
  • Had his kidney stolen in the feature film Muggers.
  • Shot in the heart with an arrow in the U.S series Roar.
  • Shot dead as he stalked Water Rats’ Frank Holloway.
  • Had his heart removed by the side of the road on All Saints.
  • Been trampled on by horses and women in McLeod’s Daughters.
  • Had his gender swapped in the feature film Strange Bedfellows.
  • Blew himself into a thousand pieces on Blue Heelers.
  • And killed a granny on Thank God You’re Here.

Rob hopes to die on all good Australian dramas.


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