Speakers

Australian Speakers Bureau

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award winner    author

Phillip Johnson, a renowned landscaper and garden designer is recognised not only as an Australian pioneer in his field but as an emerging talent of Lifestyle TV. Areas of speciality include Speakers. 2013 saw Phillip represent Australia at the world’s most prestigious horticultural event – the Chelsea International Flower Show in its milestone 100th year. His garden beat the best from across the globe. Winning ‘Best in Show’ and a gold medal for his design of Trailfinders Australian Garden. No other Australian entry has ever won ‘best in show’.
  • Chelsea International Flower Show - Best in Show
  • Lifestyle TV

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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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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Vale Max Walker, 1948-2016. In his life Max Walker had experienced most speaking scenarios in a diverse range of locations – from magnificently appointed high-tech theaters and glamorous ballrooms, to the outdoor arenas of the Australian desert. Areas of speciality include Speakers. Given Max’s vast life experience and genuine curiosity for what makes people and organizations tick, he consistently produced tailor-made keynote presentations full of relevance and impact. It is his education, confidence and ability to deliver that takes the risk or “unknown quantity” from the speaker equation.
  • Member of the Order of Australia 2011
  • The Sunday Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Nine's Wide World of Sports (TV Program)
  • Nine NetworkAustralian Pensioners Insurance Agency

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Dr. Rich Allen is a highly regarded educator and master trainer, with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Areas of speciality include Speakers. His cognitive learning theory research, which provided understanding on how the brain receives, processes, stores, and recalls information, forms the basis for his radical approach to teaching, presenting and facilitating.

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award winner    has video    author event host and MC

Adam Spencer first hit the airwaves in 1996 when he won the prestigious Triple J Raw Comedy Competition. He then went on to become a casual radio presenter, which ultimately led him to work alongside fellow comedian Wil Anderson as a co-host for the popular Triple J Breakfast Show from 1999-2004. At the end of this chapter of his life, Adam joined Wil Anderson for their Last Time Tour to commemorate their time on Triple J. The tour was a huge success and tickets sold out in every capital city across Australia. Areas of speciality include Speakers. His unsurpassable passion for knowledge led him to attain his first class honours degree in Pure Mathematics. Combined with his fascination of science, Adam went on to host a variety of ABC science television programs, including Quantum and FAQ.
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1990)
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1992)
  • World Universities Debating Championship (1996)
  • Worlds Best Speaker (1996)
  • Triple J
  • 702 ABC Sydney
  • University of Sydney
  • Quantum (TVProgram)
  • Sleek Geeks (TVProgram)
  • Joker Poker (TVProgram)
  • ABC 1
  • Network Ten
  • Redkite
  • Unifem
  • UNICEF
  • Kids For Life
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation

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event host and MC

It’s been a rapid rise for Alex Cullen who joined the Sunday Night team in early 2010. Since then, Alex has travelled to all corners of the globe from Vanuatu to Alaska, Vietnam to Cuba and calls Laos his favourite country. He’s covered a broad range of stories including the Japan tsunami in 2011 and interviewed global stars like Stevie Nicks and Lionel Ritchie. Areas of speciality include Speakers. The 33-year-old started his career with 7 as a general reporter in Perth in 2006. In 2007 he joined Sunrise and six months later, he became a general reporter for Seven News. Highlights include reporting on the Bathurst 1000, the Melbourne Cup, and the inspiring story of Jane McGrath.
  • Sunday Night (TV Program)
  • Seven News (TV Program)
  • Fair Chase (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation

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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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Tara Rushton is a key member of the Fox Sports Hyundai A-League coverage presenting weekly review show, Sunday Shootout. Since joining in 2013, Tara has injected a fresh touch to Fox Sports' extensive coverage of the Hyundai A-League, Barclays Premier League and Socceroos matches. Areas of speciality include Speakers. In and around her live game commitments, Tara also hosts Fox Sports’ weekly football wrap show, Sunday Shootout, alongside Mark “Bozza” Bosnich and new recruits John Aloisi and Ned Zelic.
  • Fox Sports Australia
  • Kick Off (TV program)
  • Sunday Shootout (TV Program)
  • KateModern

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event host and MC

TV & Radio personality, Tim Blackwell can be heard from 4-6 PM each week day co-hosting NOVA’s National Drive show with Kate Richie and Marty Sheargold. Tim has been appearing on radio ever since he convinced his local Sydney community station to let him on air. Since then, he hasn’t stopped and now he actually gets paid to do what he loves! Areas of speciality include Speakers. Having started with the Nova Network occupying a studio chair as a late night announcer in 2001, Tim was the first voice on air to launch Perth’s Nova 93.7 FM in 2002 with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Soon after, he packed his bags and moved back to Sydney to host the drive show on Nova 96.9 FM. After stints as breakfast anchor, co-host on nights, breakfast and drive, Tim found his new home alongside Kate Ritchie and Marty Sheargold for the national drive show in 2014.