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Lisa
Backhouse

Renowned news presenter.

Profile

Lisa Backhouse is a public identity with a professional career spanning media, government and business. One of Queensland’s most respected television news presenters and journalists, Lisa was the female face of the ABC and host of the State’s only locally produced current affairs program, Stateline. Renowned for her professionalism, integrity and sharp interviewing style, she has also presented for Channel Nine and Network Ten.

Current work

In recent years, Lisa has achieved success as a corporate executive charged with managing business reputation across a number of high profile sectors. She had a unique centre stage position as the head of government and public policy for a leading financial services company during the Banking Royal Commission and has managed the public and community interface for some of the country’s most contentious resource industry projects.

Previous experience

ABC: Lisa rose to national prominence as an outspoken public figure in the campaign to relocate the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Brisbane studios, following an unprecedented breast cancer cluster; a story documented by the ABC’s Australian Story program in 2007.

MC: A highly experienced master of ceremonies, host and conference facilitator, Lisa has a variety of significant events to her credit. She brings a wealth of real world experience, unique insights, and proficiency to her events.

Speaker: Following an inspirational battle with breast cancer, Lisa is also in high demand as a public speaker. She connects personally with audiences - shining a light on resilience, advocacy, and what it really means to have it all.

Expertise
Topics

Lifestyle & Wellbeing

  • Media Personalities & Celebrity
Feedback
Lisa was an absolute delight to deal with, a true professional, and performed her role as MC with such ease. Lisa listened to our requirements and fulfilled them, in doing so she added value to our event and contributed to its success. Australian Institute of Company Directors
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