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Ricardo
Goncalves

Presenter of SBS World News and Small Business Secrets.

Diversity and financial literacy matters.

Profile

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 is passionate about the world of business and finance, covering economics, marketing, housing, corporate, sharemarket and small business issues, and has a heavy interest in social media along with diversity and can talk about his unusual career path in the media as a keynote speaker.

Previous experience

Eurovision: 2018 SBS announced him as the Australian Eurovision Spokesperson. As a Portuguese-Australian, he's was chosen because of his close ties to the host country. Also, as a self-proclaimed Eurovision tragic, it's his role to announce Australia’s allocation of points via satellite to those gathered in his family’s homeland of Portugal and to 200 million Eurovision viewers worldwide.

Reporter: With more than 17 years in broadcast news, reporting from various locations around the world including the Middle East and the US, Ricardo cites interviews with Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson, former Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as most memorable.

He started his TV career as a regional news reporter (as Richard Goncalves) for WIN News Wollongong in 1998 and appeared on consumer affairs program Today Tonight after years of persistent knock backs from news management until he got his foot in the door.

His first formal metro role was as a video business journalist and producer for finance journalist, David Koch in 2001, where he provided content for Sky News, Seven News, Sunrise and 2GB. For years he travelled on foot and on public transport with camera equipment recording material and putting it together himself for broadcast.

In 2004 he moved to Melbourne to work as a video business journalist for Sky News and weekend reporter for National Nine News where he covered the G20 demonstrations, 2006 Commonwealth Games and T3 float.

Producer: He returned to Sydney in 2007 to produce and anchor live rolling and breaking news on Sky News Business.

SBS: He joined SBS in 2010.

MC: He’s also an accomplished MC, corporate speaker and conference facilitator fronting the Western Sydney Business Awards for Excellence, VIVID Sydney discussions, Australian Securitisation Forum Conference, City of Sydney Chinese New Year Celebrations, NSW Premier's Multicultural March events, Import Export Industry Awards and SBS Food Journey Festival among others.

Ambassador: He was a 2015 and 2016 Australia Day Ambassador.

Education: He holds a B Commerce (Economics/Marketing) from Wollongong University, has a Portuguese background, is a loyal Sydneysider and enjoys a cycle!

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I had the pleasure of working with Ricardo recently in his capacity as MC. Ricardo is professional, charismatic and warm. I strongly recommend Ricardo to anyone looking for an MC that is not only engaging with the audience, but is knowledgeable and has a full understanding of what the MC role entails. ThinkTank Media
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