Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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Carman’s founder Carolyn Creswell is an inspirational leader whose success proves that you can run a multinational business, love what you do and have a genuine work-life balance. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As an 18 year old university student, Carolyn Creswell founded Carman’s in 1992. She bought the tiny business for $1,000.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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award winner    author

Matt Preston is an award-winning food journalist, best-selling cookbook author and International TV personality. Matt writes a weekly column for Stellar Magazine, read by 4 million Australians every week. He is also a senior editor for delicious. and taste magazines, and contributes to one of Australia’s best-read website, www.taste.com.au, which has a monthly reach of 2 million food lovers. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Best known as a judge and co-host on MasterChef Australia, Preston has appeared in 11 series of the ratings juggernaut. In 2020 Matt will host a brand new cooking series for Channel 7, ‘Plate of Origin’.
  • Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards 2008: Food Journalist of the Year
  • MasterChef Australia (TV Program)
  • Delicious Magazine
  • The Herald Sun (Newspaper)
  • The Courier-Mail (Newspaper)
  • The Daily Telegraph (Newspaper)
  • The Guardian (Newspaper)
  • Time Out London
  • The Age (Newspaper)
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  • Restaurant and Catering

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award winner    has video    author

Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005. Areas of speciality include Speakers. There are few people who have endured such unimaginable trauma and are able to rejoice and celebrate just being alive. Equally there are few people who can speak about a tragic event in such an engaging and uplifting manner. Her appreciation and gratitude is infectious and offers a brilliant reminder of just how precious our lives are.
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
  • M.A.D for Peace

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David Koch is the co-host of the popular Channel Seven morning show 'Sunrise,' and is fondly known to the Australian public as Kochie. He is also the host of “Kochie's Business Builders”, a program offering news and opinions on starting a small business, which is produced by his own company 'Pinstripe Media'. Areas of speciality include Speakers. David is one of the leading business and finance correspondents in Australia, with many years of experience behind him. He writes an array of finance columns for many leading publications, including the Courier Mail, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, the Hobart Mercury, Adelaide Advertiser and New Idea magazine.
  • Sunrise (TV Program)
  • Kochie's Business Builders (TV Program)
  • Port Adelaide Football Club

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Natasha Pincus BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) is a leading Australian creative. An internationally renowned storyteller, Natasha's work has been embraced by millions. Her music video for Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know has been viewed by over half a billion people around the world. Areas of speciality include Speakers. A multi award-winning film director and writer, Natasha is also a qualified and experienced lawyer and scientist.

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Bree Laughlin is breaking the mould as Melbourne's fresh new face. The long-time racing fan with a flair for fashion is a woman of many talents. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Possessing an Accounting degree, Bree has also represented Australia in golf and has her Grade 8 in Classical Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, England.
  • Network 7
  • Melbourne Weekender
  • VECCI
  • Victorian Racing Club
  • Golf Australia
  • Country Racing Victoria

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Justine Schofield is the poster girl for today’s busy, motivated career woman. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Between filming her daily food show, ‘Everyday Gourmet’ on Network Ten and cooking and travel series; Justine’s Flavours of Fiji, Outback Gourmet, New Caledonia and Macau, she doesn’t have much free time. Yet somehow, Justine manages to appear at food events all over Australia and work with various charities. A fan favourite of ‘MasterChef’ series one, years on Justine has well and truly established herself as a familiar and well-respected face of the Australian food and media industry.

Bilingual Justine inherited a passion for French cuisine from her mother and a ‘roll up your sleeves and get stuck in attitude’ from her Aussie father. An accomplished cook in her own right, Justine’s mother taught her about the pleasures of food and ‘joie de vivre’ from a young age. After completing a diploma in hotel management and deciding it wasn’t for her, Justine set out to explore her two passions: travel and food.

  • Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield Series 1-10
  • I'm a Celebrity 2019
  • Masterchef Allstars 2012
  • MasterChef Australia 2009Network Ten
  • Good Food Network

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event host and MC

As a racing analyst on TVN and SEN 1116, John ‘Dr Turf’ Rothfield is one of Australia's leading racing experts. Areas of speciality include Speakers. As a young boy one of John’s earliest memories of racing was Gwen the SP bookie arriving at his home to collect small debts from his mother in the 1960’s. After spending most of his Saturdays with his father at various race tracks around Victoria, by the time John turned 16, he was already betting bigger than his dad.
  • Off The Bit (Radio Program)
  • Foxtel
  • Footy Fix (Radio Program)

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Lorna Jane is testament to the fact that following your dreams can lead to great things. Co-founder and creative director of her namesake brand, Lorna Jane never set out to establish a multi-million dollar fitness inspired clothing label with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Areas of speciality include Speakers. The humble beginnings of the Lorna Jane brand date back to 1989, when Lorna Jane Clarkson herself started the business in a small studio on the top floor of a fitness centre. Her business inspiration, to make activewear that made women look and feel great.

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award winner

Unquestionably Australia’s premier designer, Alex Perry has added a new shine to the Australian fashion industry with his breathtaking gowns. The designer ‘'u jour' for celebrity red-carpet dressing and high society weddings, Alex Perry is in a league of his own. Areas of speciality include Speakers. A graduate of the prestigious East Sydney Fashion Design Studio, from early on Alex and his label have carried a unique trademark signature: beautifully cut hand crafted pieces with quality finishes in the most luxurious fabrics. Launching his eponymous label in the early 1990’s, Alex’s gowns were instantly acclaimed by leading Australian Magazines.
  • 2011 Prix De Marie Claire Awards - Designer of the Year
  • Australia's Next Top Model (TV Program)
  • Foxtel
  • Project Runway Australia (TV Program)
  • Magnolia Silver Jewellery
  • Specsavers
  • Chrome Property Group
  • Linen House
  • AEIOU
  • The Sydney Children's Hospital
  • PEARLS
  • Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer
  • The Brain Foundation
  • The Royal Flying Doctors
  • The Red Cross