Widely acclaimed master of ceremonies, guest speaker, raconteur and facilitator. If you want your event to be conducted in a professional manner with humour and a touch of class, Graeme is your perfect choice. Graeme has worked in television, radio and the print media for 40 years and has a lifetime of experience in all things regarding the media and public presentations.
Born in Melbourne, his first job in the broadcast media was with talk station 3AW as a panel operator playing the music and commercials for on air announcers.
His first role broadcasting came by accident when the rostered announcer called in sick on Christmas morning. Graeme was the only person available and at the tender age of 18 he hosted the breakfast session for the first time.
His first fulltime on air posting came at 7LA in Launceston Tasmania. After two years he returned to 3AW to host the evening music program and produced the late night talk show.
Next came 5DN in Adelaide, offering Graeme its breakfast news reading position and while there came his first stint in television reading weekend news for NWS 9. He read the first news service on colour television in South Australia.
The often nomadic existence of media work has seen him plying his trade around Australia and journalist assignments overseas.
Some of the jobs he's held include: office boy, audio operator, news reader, disk jockey, talk show host, magazine editor, documentary producer, narrator, voice-over artist, on the road reporter, sports editor, sports presenter, night club MC, TV variety show host, comedy writer/performer, 7 news presenter, master of ceremonies, facilitator, voice coach and media tutor.
Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2004 life has changed for Graeme for the better.
And he's happy to tell his story.
Graeme was an absolute professional and his experience was invaluable when we had technical issues. He was able to maintain composure and continue on as planned.
Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program
Graeme has been able to control, charm and entertain the audience with style and class befitting of the major events of the stature I am organising.
Angela Condous, Patron, The Advertiser Foundation
Quite simply Graeme is a performer and presenter of the highest order. He displays dignity and wit, insight and maturity. He knows how to “work the room” across all territories and in front of all audiences.
Nigel Starck MA PhD, School of Communications, International Studies & Languages
Graeme is a person of immense skill and experience who is personable and engaging, his key to success is his willingness to invest in your success.
Sharyn Roberts, General Manager RSL Virtual War Memorial
Graeme brings an incredible depth of professionalism to AIIA’s flagship conferences and events in the role of master of ceremonies. He is a perfect choice when events involve senior business executives and government officials. His in-depth, before the event preparation combined with focus on audience and sponsor needs results in glowing feedback from our stakeholders at the highest levels.
Byron Riessen General Manager, AIIA Australia Information Industry Association
Your attention to detail and appreciating and understanding the requirements of the evenings, coupled with your professionalism and style ensured that all the functions were of outstanding success with numerous thanks and positive remarks on your MCing of our prestigious events.
Michael Luchich, Chairman, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation
It was obvious to all present that Graeme has a consummate talent in public speaking and presentations.
Rob Sandercock, Past President of Legacy, South Australia and Broken Hill