Hamish McLachlan cut his broadcasting teeth in horse sports and polo - a sport where his role as a player and administrator led to opportunities to call games locally and then, in time, at tournaments such as the Cartier International in England and International Tests throughout Europe and Asia.
Knowing the hard work needed to be done abroad to get an opportunity at home, he spent three summers in Europe hosting sporting and charity events and calling matches to hone his skills behind the microphone in the hope of getting an opportunity in Australia.
Returning to Australia in 2008, Hamish got his break with Channel 7, first appearing as the host of Sunday morning footy fix AFL Game Day, balancing informed opinion and light-hearted banter with some of the game’s past and present greats.
Following the success of AFL Game Day, Hamish was asked to become involved in hosting the Spring Racing broadcast and calling tennis for the World Feed broadcast of the Australian Open with Channel 7.
In 2008, Hamish hosted Triple M’s award-winning Spring Racing coverage, leading to the opportunity to call AFL matches.
He has also hosted breakfast radio on SEN.
Hamish is one of Australia’s premier big-event hosts, having fronted events including the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing coverage, Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and entertainment action series Australian Spartan.
In 2019, Hamish first had the honour of hosting the 2019 Brownlow Medal Count and Coverage.
In 2020, Hamish hosted the popular AFL digital series ‘The Last Time I Cried.’
He is in high demand as an entertaining master of ceremonies and had the privilege of interviewing the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at an exclusive event.
Hamish actively supports various causes, including Captain Courageous, where he is a Board Member, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he is an Ambassador, and Cool Australia.
NAB have a long term partnership with Hamish, he's been heavily involved in our Auskicker of the Year activity interviewing our Auskickers every Friday night on the Channel 7 broadcast, one ... keep readingof our most valuable media assets. Hamish has also MC'd a number of NAB events at all levels of the organisation and is an excellent compere. Regardless of the project we're working on with Hame, we know he will bring something special. He's an excellent ambassador our brand, we look forward to working with him for years to come. NAB