Gemma Acton Book as a speaker/entertainer for your next event
Key Points for Gemma Acton
- Gemma Acton is the Seven News teams finance expert and Finance Editor.
- Gemma is a regular on The Latest from 7NEWS, Sunrise and The Morning Show.
- Gemma is a sought-after MC and facilitator can also be booked for keynote speeches relating to finance and business topics, as well as women in the workforce.
Topics for Gemma Acton
- MC, facilitator, moderator, corporate videos
Gemma is frequently engaged to MC, moderate and facilitate conferences and panels across a wide spectrum of industries as well as to interview C-suite executives for corporate videos. Her mandate at the Seven Network exposes her to companies across all sectors while her recent qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as time spent as an investment banker enable her to quickly understand different businesses and formulate pertinent questions. She is also able to quickly respond to conversations as they unfold, keeping discussions lively, engaging and entertaining. Nearly a decade of front-of-camera experience gained in multiple countries and situations makes her very comfortable with both live and pre-recorded filming and live audiences.
- The purse
Encouraging women to attain confidence and independence in their everyday lives, careers and finances is a topic close to Gemma’s heart. In this presentation, Gemma shares anecdotes from her own experiences as well as lessons learned from those around her during her 22-year career in Australia and abroad. This presentation is tailored to address the particular interests of her audience - whether it is broader motivational ideas about grabbing life with both hands - or specific advice about getting on the front foot financially - or juggling the everyday hurdles and highlights of combining motherhood and a career in any industry.
- Industry overviews
Gemma’s day job requires her to keep a close eye on developments - and keep in close contact with those making headlines - in the key industries that underpin Australia’s economy with everything from fashion to farming falling within her remit. Gemma’s broad view of the industries that keep our society and businesses ticking along enables her to make meaningful contributions to industry-specific events by contextualising the industry in question within the scope of the wider economy.
- Gemma’s business, economics and finance presentation
Gemma’s presentation pairs her primary focus of domestic financial issues and their formative effect on the everyday Australian together with her global financial expertise accrued from spending eighteen years abroad, to bring a unique perspective of Australia’s financial position on the world stage. Gemma tailors this keynote speech to suit the specific interests of the audience - be that the domestic or international economy, international financial markets or domestic household finances - ensuring she delivers a mix of historical and topical content and can incorporate graphics to augment her presentation.
Testimonials for Gemma Acton
Gemma was very professional, approachable and her interaction with the audience was excellent.
Greater Narellan Business Chamber
I cannot say enough about how great Gemma Acton was to work with. She is deeply researched on the topic and the person she interviews, completely understood the audience and knew exactly what it takes to drive an engaging fire side chat. Due to her extensive experience she gave us useful teachings and tips throughout the whole process. Gemma is a strong interviewer. She asks challenging, robust questions but in a way that not only gets the best out of the speaker on stage it makes them feel great after the interview too. Infact she made our speaker feel so at ease that he opened up to the audience and spoke about some tough personal challenges that made wonderful learnings for the whole audience and was the best part of the session. Gemma - Thank you very much for creating an enlightening and stimulating discussion. I can’t wait to work with you again.
Head of Communications
Facebook Australia and New Zealand
Thanks Gemma, we just loved having you as our MC today leading us through the programme. Very appreciative!
Gemma Acton hosted the Keynote Panel at the Event Summit in 2020 and was pure class. She researched her subject thoroughly, putting in the time and effort to understand the at-times complex issues and then communicating them in plain English without dumbing down. Gemma hosted the summit like a consummate professional, keeping the sessions informative, revealing and entertaining, allowing time for each speaker while keeping the pace up. She is a pleasure to work with and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Head of Corporate Affairs
We had the pleasure of having Gemma Acton join us at CEBIT Australia 2019 as the moderator on a panel, ‘Ethical & functional AI – A discussion about the ethical use of AI in Australia’. The topic requires a great deal of expertise with a knowledgeable moderator. While Gemma does not normally work in AI, she arrived well prepared and well researched, with an excellent grasp of the overarching themes and questions to cover. She very ably guided the discussion, creating a rapport with both the expert panellists and our audience. It was lovely to work with Gemma and I certainly hope we will be able to include her in events in the future.
Gemma Acton was a true highlight for our Finimize ‘Female Financial Dialogue’ panel, discussing the topic ‘Taking the leap into investing’. Gemma’s extensive professional expertise and personal experience successfully executing an ambitious investment portfolio meant her contributions to panel discussion were extraordinarily valuable. Attendees remarked to us in feedback about how enjoyable it was to listen to Gemma’s digestible and actionable contributions. She tailored her engagement to the audience perfectly, energising the room with her motivation and infectious personality. Gemma was a delight to work with and we would be thrilled to include Gemma in any future events we organise.
Head of Communications
Gemma Acton was an outstanding host for our panel discussion on "Will technology break the bank?". Gemma was knowledgable, energetic and engaging - and skillfully helped our panelists to keep the audience interested and entertained from start to finish.
Head of Corporate Reputation
Gemma Acton was a dynamic moderator in our lively “Is Corporate Responsibility Just A PR Tool?” debate. Gemma navigated both sides of the debate with expertise, demonstrating her ability to tease out complex ideas and ask questions with both balance and insight. Gemma’s extensive knowledge of the finance sector, and ability to think on her feet, were key in bringing together the disparate sides of this discussion, ensuring all sides of the debate felt heard. Gemma’s skills as a moderator were essential in bringing this very successful debate together.
Gemma Acton was the moderator at our last Bulletin Group event held at the Tesla Flagship store in Martin Place. The panel consisted of some of Australia’s leading venture capital investors. We cannot thank Gemma enough for her contribution to the night. She was prepared, articulate, amusing and engaging with our panel which set up a fantastic night!
Credit Suisse Private Banking
Telum hosted a breakfast event for 200 of our clients, with Gemma Acton as our key talent. The insights she was able to provide into the media, finance and business worlds were extremely valuable to all there. Her engaging manner, her openness and honesty kept the entire audience engaged. Feedback from guests was unanimously positive, with everyone being grateful to Gemma for the way she was able to take quite complex matters and distill them into easy-to-understand and actionable insights. Working with Gemma is an absolute pleasure.
Head of ANZ
Gemma Acton was a delight to work with from start to finish. She was very engaged in the preparation and tailored her presentation exactly to our brief. She is an exceptional talent to work with and very articulate and polished in her delivery. She skilfully translates complex financial concepts for a non-financial audience and we were thrilled with her presentation. We will absolutely work with Gemma again.
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