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Jacoby AM

Experienced MC, Advocate for Women in Leadership & Media

Bravery from the heart is rewarded.


Anita Jacoby is one of Australia’s most distinguished television producers having worked on the nation’s most credible and cutting-edge programs spanning all commercial networks, the ABC, SBS and Foxtel.

From The Gruen Transfer to Enough Rope with Andrew Denton to 60 Minutes and The Today Show, Elders and Sunday. Anita’s wealth of experience and knowledge of the media landscape lead her to oversee the Australian arm of ITV Studios, one of the largest commercial television production companies in the world.

From one of a small handful of female Managing Directors in Australian broadcasting, Anita transitioned into the regulatory and entrepreneurial sphere becoming one of the few women in media to do so.

Anita was invited by Ita Buttrose to chair the ABC Advisory Council, is co-chair of Women in Media Australia, a Board Member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), and Documentary Australia, an Associate Member of the Australian Communications & Media Authority and a Director of the UK Board of Trustees for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation.
Her work has received ten nominations and four Australian Film Institute/AACTA Awards, a Logie, an Order of Australia Media Award, a Human Rights Award and an Asia Broadcasting Union Award. In 2019 she was proudly appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

In 2022 Anita published her first book, Secrets Beyond the Screen.

Anita is a noted advocate for Women in Leadership and Media.

Talking Points

Women in Leadership

Why there’s a lack of women in C-suite positions and steps to change this.

Leading with Purpose and Meaning

Merging personal and professional values to create success.

Women in Media

How to cut through the noise and harness media opportunities as a woman.

Gender Equality

What society needs to do to ensure a future of gender equality.

Importance of Mentoring

The role of mentoring women and why it works.

Inspiring and Engaging Stories

Behind the scenes on some of the nation’s most fascinating news stories.

Stories from Behind the Scenes in Media and Celebrity

Exploring the lives of presidents and rockstars, royalty and showbiz giants.
Anita Jacoby headlined the Melbourne Press Club’s media lunch in August 2022. Anita’s storytelling skills and presence made for a fascinating insight into her life, her very impressive career and the media industry. The feedback we received about this event was extremely positive. Cathy Bryson: CEO, The Melbourne Press Club

Anita Jacoby has been our MC for several very significant and large events and I would highly recommend her without any hesitation. Anita’s hallmark as an MC is her warm and engaging presence, incredibly high level of preparation, ensuring relevance and connectivity with the audience, staying well within her brief and her capacity to relax the audience, always with a high level of integrity.

Peter Kaye AM ESM: National CEO, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia

Anita Jacoby is a world class MC, speaker and interviewer. I have watched her in action numerous times, bringing stillness and attention to whatever room she is in. She captivates her audience, whether it’s an after-dinner speech, or drawing real insights as an interviewer. I can recommend Anita without hesitation.

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz: President - Chief Executive Women, Non-executive director, former CEO Mirvac
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