Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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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

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Former Policewoman Julia Robson is a licensed Private Investigator and Director of Online Investigations. Areas of speciality include Speakers. In 2016 Julia was cast in Network TEN’s brand new series Long Lost Family where she uses her private investigating skills and expertise to search for estranged family members and helps them to reconnect.
  • Long Lost Family (TV Program)
  • Network Ten

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   author

Jane Caro likes to keep busy, and it's her low threshold for boredom that has resulted in her wearing so many hats. She is an author, social commentator, mentor, columnist, lecturer, broadcaster, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker and also an award winning advertising writer. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Jane’s love of words, and her skill for using those words to deliver a message and connect with a wide range of people, is recognised throughout her impressive career.
  • The Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • NSW Public Education Foundation
  • Bell Shakespeare

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event host and MC

Ian Dickson (everybody calls him Dicko) worked in the record industry for 20 years. He was born in Birmingham, the UKs second city in 1963, the son of two factory workers from the motor industry. (Imagine Detroit with heavy metal instead of Motown and you've got Birmingham - explains Dicko). Areas of speciality include Speakers. In 1985 Dicko graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Politics and heads to London to set up home with his new girlfriend Mel. He immediately lands a job as press and promotions manager for seminal independent label Creation Records, the brainchild of legendary A&R impresario Alan Magee. Creation bands include Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Felt, Weather Prophets, My Bloody Valentine, and eventually and most famously Oasis.

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award winner    has video    theatre productions

Todd Sampson is an articulate and captivating keynote speaker who engages listeners with his humour, and his insights into advertising, marketing, creativity, management and personal achievement. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Todd started as the CEO of Leo Burnett, a company which has been awarded as the 7th most creative advertising agency in the world. In his time as CEO, the company won Agency of the Year an impressive 12 times. Todd has now stepped back into a role as non-executive chairman.
  • Titanium at Cannes
  • Yahoo Chair for Innovation (2008)
  • Life on the Line (TV Program)
  • Redesign My Brain (TV Program)
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • ABC TV
  • Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • Gruen Planet (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • BodyHack (TV Program)
  • Network Ten

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event host and MC

Denham Hitchcock is a member of the Seven Network’s Sunday Night presenting team. His first story for Sunday Night saw him burnt but not broken covering an explosive fireworks festival in Mexico. A story that has to be seen to be believed. Another report, on Sharn McNeill, a woman with Motor Neuron disease who completed the Cairns Ironman, will go down as one of the most inspirational stories of the year. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Denham began his career in news straight out of high school at the age of 18, and worked his way through the ranks. During his career his roles have included being chief of staff, producer, executive producer, editor, and reporter. He has worked in seven different newsrooms in two countries, doing a two year stint in the UK that included working for the news giants, Reuters, BSKYB and GMTV.
  • Sunday Night (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • Nine Network
  • The Today Show (TV Program)

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award winner

It's been well over a decade since Libby Trickett (previously Lenton) became a household Australian name, not just for her epic achievements in swimming but also for her infectious smile and effervescent personality. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Libby first started making waves in the swimming world in 2003, when she won her first national title in a 50-metre freestyle event. She then went on to make a promising international debut by winning the 100-metre freestyle race against the USA, in the Indianapolis competition “Duel in the Pool”. Not stopping there, Libby also competed at the FINA world championships in Barcelona where she collected further medals.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Channel 10

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award winner    stars in movies

Film director, screenwriter, and teacher Khoa Do is one of the funniest and most moving speakers in Australia. His presentation topics range from tapping into inherent creativity, following your passions, and harnessing natural talent to reach success. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Khoa arrived in Australia as a refugee from Vietnam and, since then, has specialised in working with marginalised communities, including at-risk and homeless youths, former convicted prisoners, and fellow refugees. He was the youngest film director in Australian history to be nominated for an AFI Award for Best Director for his film The Finished People, which was also nominated for 2 other AFI Awards, 3 Film Critics’ Circle Awards, 2 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, and an Australian Screen Director’s Award. The Finished People was also shortlisted for a 2001 Academy Award.
  • 2005 Young Australian of the Year

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award winner

Janine Allis is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire from her kitchen bench to an international success story (Boost Juice Bars are now in 13 countries with over 400 stores). Areas of speciality include Speakers. For most people, the formula for achieving success in life is to study hard, get good grades, get into a good business school or university and work your way up the ladder… Janine’s way was to work three jobs so she could fulfill her dream of travelling the world and letting life take her on a journey. This adventure took Janine around the world, from nannying in a little French village to working for rock gods and movie stars on a yacht in the South of France and the Caribbean.
  • Telstra Businesswoman of the Year
  • Network Ten
  • Shark Tank (TV Program)
  • Retail Zoo
  • Boost Juice

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award winner    author

Considered one of Australia's tech success stories, Naomi Simson founded RedBalloon in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has now sold more than two and a half million experiences. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Naomi has many labels: entrepreneur, speaker, director, chair, mother, author, blogger, innovator and now TV personality with her appearance on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia. Before founding RedBalloon with business partner Pete, Naomi worked with big brands including IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines – all of which influenced who she is today and her views on workplaces.
  • 2008 National Telstra Business Women's Award for Innovation
  • 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Industry)
  • Shark Tank Australia (TV Program)
  • Network Ten
  • redballoon.com.au