Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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Dr Leslie Cannold educates and trains on inspirational leadership, gender equity and respectful relationships, She is a regular on ABC TV’s Moral Compass and an occasional columnist at The Age. Leslie sits on a variety of boards and advisory committees and is the recipient of numerous awards and notices for her contributions to public life. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Dr Cannold has a BA from Wesleyan University in the USA, a Masters in Arts and Bioethics from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her books include What, No Baby? which made the Australian Financial Review’s top 101 books list. Her first novel, The Book of Rachael was published by Text Publishing in 2011 and reprinted in 2012.

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event host and MC

Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel.
  • War on Waste (TV Program)
  • The Chaser (TV Program)
  • CNNNN (TV Program)
  • The Checkout (TV Program)
  • The Chaser's War on Everything (TV Program)

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Juanita Phillips is one of Australia's most experienced television news anchors. Areas of speciality include Speakers. For five years, from 1997 to 2002, she was a news anchor for the world’s two largest news organisations – the BBC and CNN – in London.
  • ABC
  • ABC News (TV Program)
  • ABC News 24 (TV Program)
  • CNN

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award winner

Benjamin Roberts-Smith received his Victoria Cross in 2011 for his heroic and selfless actions on his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan, as an SAS soldier. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As one of just 9 living recipients of the VC worldwide and the most decorated soldier in the Commonwealth, Ben is without a doubt a selfless leader, and his real-life stories provide inspiration and an insight into true leadership.
  • Victoria Cross for Australia
  • Medal for Gallantry
  • Commendation for Distinguished Service
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Medal
  • Iraq Medal
  • Australian Service MedalUnited Nations Medal
  • Australian Father of the Year 2013
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Army Reserve
  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • RS Group Australia

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Indira Naidoo is one of Australia's most popular news broadcasters. Areas of speciality include Speakers. During her 30-year journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has presented and reported for the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs.
  • 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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award winner    has video

Bob Geldof is an influential and inspirational speaker. He is highly entertaining and has great insight into the socio-political arena and is highly sought after by companies who wish to benefit from his sensational presentations. Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so too is the vitality of his message. Areas of speciality include Speakers. A self-styled campaigner, Bob Geldof is tremendously well informed on a broad range of global humanitarian and political issues. His presentations are highly provocative and he uplifts and inspires audiences as he motivates through his own personal experiences and the lessons learned from Live Aid.
  • World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Man of Peace 2005
  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Man of Peace Award 2005
  • Beacon Fellowship Prize 2005
  • The Freedom of Dublin City 2006
  • Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University 2008
  • The Freedom of the City of London 2013
  • Live Aid
  • Band Aid
  • ONE CampaignLive 8
  • Polydor
  • Atlantic (US)

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award winner event host and MC

Ray Martin is an Australian television journalist best known for his on-air roles on Channel Nine from 1978 to 2008. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2011 for journalism. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Ray Martin was appointed the ABC’s North American correspondent in 1969. Over the next 10 years his coverage included race riots, anti-Vietnam War protests, Olympic Games and presidential elections for news and current affairs television and radio, from Four Corners and This Day Tonight to science and religion programs.
  • 1987 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality of Australian Television
  • 1993 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality of Australian Television
  • 1994 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality of Australian Television
  • 1995 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality of Australian Television
  • 1996 Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality of Australian Television
  • Centenary Medal (2001)
  • Member of the Order of Australia (2010)

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event host and MC

Julia Zemiro is indisputably recognised for her long-standing role as host of the iconic music quiz show Rockwiz, which ran for 14 seasons on SBS TV. Areas of speciality include Speakers. She has written guest articles for a multitude of magazine and press publications, and is in constant demand for her work as an MC and corporate host.
  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • RocKwiz (TV Program)
  • Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery (TV Series)
  • What a Year (TV Program)
  • The Wedge (TV Series)
  • Thank God You're Here (TV Program)
  • SBS TV
  • Network Ten

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   author event host and MC

After graduating from Sydney University with First Class Honours, Dr Chris Brown took up an offer to work in a clinic on Sydney's North Shore. Three years into his veterinary life, Chris was spotted by an agent in a pub. A screen test with Seven Network was the result and two weeks later, Chris began filming as the new vet on Harry's Practice. Areas of speciality include Speakers. His impact was immediate, and was soon nominated for a Logie award for Most Popular New Talent in 2004. In March, 2004, Chris become the new presenter and vet on Channel Nine’s Burke’s Backyard, working alongside the pioneer of lifestyle television Don Burke. In October 2005 Chris released his first book, The Family Guide to Pets, through Murdoch Books.
  • Nine Network
  • Optimum
  • Medibank Pet Insurance
  • Assistance Dogs Australia
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Burke's Backyard (TV Program)
  • Harry's Practice (TV Program)

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award winner    author

Jamie Durie is an award-winning international designer and author, with over two decades of design experience. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Since launching his own design business, Durie Design, in 1998, Jamie has received more than 33 international design awards, while building a strong reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and innovative designers in the industry.
  • Centenary Medal (2001)
  • Medal of the Order of Australia (2012)
  • Logie - Most Popular New Male Talent
  • Logie - Most Popular Australian Lifestyle Program (Backyard Blitz)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Program)
  • The Outdoor Room (TV Program)
  • Getaway (TV Program)
  • Backyard Blitz (TV Program)
  • The Victory Garden (TV Program)