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Top MCs for your next event

Farah Parkinson
28 Aug 2019

A great Master of Ceremonies or host is crucial to the success of any live event. Our research shows that the key traits clients are looking for in an MC or host is that they take a collaborative approach to preparing for the event, keep the agenda running to time, lift the energy of attendees and ensure they are engaged throughout the entirety of the event.

We are lucky enough to work with some of the world's best Emcees and Hosts who tick all of these boxes and more!

Mike Munro AM is an Australian broadcasting icon who's decades of authentic reporting have made him one of Australia’s most trusted and respected media figures.

Mike is also an extraordinary MC and host who adds integrity and style to every event.

Richard Morecroft has a quarter century of experience in broadcasting and journalism but is best known for his two decades as the principal news presenter for ABC Television.

Richard is also recognised as one of Australia’s leading conference hosts and facilitators; his on-stage interviews with senior executives or special guests have become a trademark feature.

Sami Lukis is one of Australia’s most versatile media personalities, with a career spanning more than twenty years in Australian media.

Sami has worked as regular host/red carpet reporter for Event Cinemas and Cinema Live, she also hosts the popular podcast Romantically Challenged on the PodcastOne network.

Arron Wood is a sustainable business expert who is also Deputy Lord Mayor, chairing the Finance and Governance portfolio for the City of Melbourne, and is a News Ltd Telstra Micro Business Award winner.

Arron is a highly capable emcee and event facilitator. With Arron as the face of your event you’ll rest assured that the event will be exciting, on schedule, high energy, deliver on your key event messages and generate excellent delegate feedback. Find out more about Arron's process in preparing to MC an event here.

Sara James is an accomplished speaker, MC, and Facilitator. She is also a distinguished journalist whose many accolades for her international reporting include the coveted Emmy Award.

Sara credits her comfort as an MC and Facilitator with her years as a network reporter and anchor.

Sara knows how to think fast on her feet, how to move swiftly and seamlessly from one topic or interview to the next. She’s the consummate host, able to make an audience feel alternately energized, enlightened, comfortable, or amused.

Ricardo Goncalves presents SBS World News Australia, is SBS Finance Editor and fronts SBS Small Business Secrets presenting stories about Australia’s diverse small business sector.

He’s also an accomplished MC, nd conference facilitator fronting the Western Sydney Business Awards for Excellence and VIVID Sydney discussions among others. View Ricardo's MC showreel here.

Danielle Di-Masi specialises in digital communication and online behaviour. As a speaker, Danielle tailors every presentation to suit a client's needs and preferred outcomes and she applies the same level of care and presentation to her duties as an event host or MC.

Brad Howarth is a writer, researcher and author who examines the impact of technology-driven change on business and society.

Brad is also an in demand MC, having hosted conferences and events for organisations including the Committee for Melbourne, the AHRI and Worksafe Tasmania. Brad brings deep domain experience across numerous industries, and his background as a journalist makes him well suited to facilitating panel sessions and on-stage interviews.

Kate Mills is a highly experienced business journalist, thought leader, innovator and speaker.

Kate lends an equal amount of warmth and intelligence to any event, be it a large flagship conference or a smaller, more intimate round-table event. Kate’s gift is to be able to host the event, mingle with the audience and pull together disparate themes and conversations during the event into punchy insights that the audience can take home with them.

Matthew Welsh has carved himself into Australian swimming folklore as one of our greatest ever swimmers achieving Olympic, World Champion and Commonwealth Games success.

Now, away from the pool, Matt has become a reliable and sought after MC and event host with a passion for keeping events running to time, getting attendees engaged through activity and injecting his trademark humour throughout the event.

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is a leading company director, businesswoman, author and sought-after commentator.

Kirstin is also an inspired choice for an event MC, host or facilitator. Kirstin has worked with clients as an MC for conferences of 1500 people over a few days as well as hosted and facilitated much smaller events of VIPs.

Kirstin brings credibility and adds value to your event by providing mini-keynotes or commentary between sessions if required. Having joined the military at 17, and graduating Dux of her Air Force class, Kirstin will ensure an event always run to time while her down-to-earth nature and charm keeps attendees at ease and engaged.

Nick Bartlett is a professional MC and facilitator who has hosted everything from conferences to awards nights to product launches for some of Australia's biggest brands.

As versatile as he is engaging, Nick tailors his style to the demands of each event; implementing the right tone, delivery and humour. Check out Nick's fantastic showreel here.

Samantha Lane is a multi award-winning journalist, author and media trailblazer.

As master of ceremonies and conference moderator, Sam works for top corporates, boutique businesses, and in community settings, with a professional range reflective of her broad personal interest.

Richard Reid is never at a loss for words...or a laugh!

There hasn’t been a time over the last decade Richard hasn’t been on our TV screens and these days you can find him trading quips with Sarah Harris on Studio Ten.

Richard is a popular event host and MC who keeps audiences energised and engaged with his trademark enthusiasm and wit.

Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning television journalist and chat show host who has spent 17 years in the top tiers of broadcast news, current affairs and entertainment.

Her honest yet relaxed interview style has made for many revealing conversations with some of the world's highest profile personalities including US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Anjali's unique talent who is able to connect with people across all walks of life - from international A-listers to everyday people with a story to tell.

Hugh Riminton is an author, investigative journalist, and a staple on Australian television and radio for more than 30 years.

Hugh is also an in-demand speaker and MC at innumerable major events in Australia and Internationally.

Anna Daniels is one of Australia’s best storytellers. She is a natural speaker and MC as much at home on the stage in Sydney as she is in Stanthorpe!

Anna has a great affinity for regional and rural Australia and frequently champions and hosts event in these areas. She has also has presented for Landline on ABC1, and ABC Radio Brisbane.

Fraser Orford has been a Curator for TEDxSydney since 2016 where, in addition to their annual mainstage event, he also programs speakers and performers for TEDxSydney’s Pitch Nights, Salon and Youth events.

Fraser is also a sought-after MC, interviewer and panel facilitator and has hosted sessions, interviews and moderated panels as part of TEDxYouth@Sydney 2017 and 2019 as well as TEDxSydney 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Nicola Hazell is one of Australia's leading voices on women in leadership, gender equality and social innovation.

Nicola is a highly sought after MC, interviewer and panel moderator, with a passion for drawing out the unique stories and experiences those she interviews.

Cameron Daddo began his multi-award winning career in entertainment over 30 years ago and has covered just about every angle - an award winning actor/ film producer /directing in film/television to acting in musical and traditional theatre. From a published singer/songwriter to magazine columnist; from a television host to radio announcer.

Cameron is also a popular choice for an MC adding star power and class to an event.

Virginia Trioli is one of Australia's best-known journalists, with a formidable reputation as a television anchor, radio presenter, writer and commentator.

She is also a sought-after as a speaker and MC, and combines a rigorous interviewing style with an often wicked sense of humor.

Tom Tilley has become Australia’s leading voice in current affairs for young people. As the host of Triple J’s Hack program Tom speaks to half a million national radio listeners each week and the podcast reaches half a million listeners per month.

Tom is a gifted facilitator who has interviewed Prime Ministers and senior politicians from all sides of politics as well as some of the world's most influential people. He’s hosted events all around Australia including Sydney Writers’ Festival, Antidote at the Sydney Opera House, VIVID Ideas, Federation Square and the QLD Art Gallery.

Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News.

Tracey also acts as an event host and MC bringing her trademark professionalism and style to every event.

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