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Michael Pascoe Travels from Sydney, NSW


  • Business
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Media
  • Social Responsibility

Michael Pascoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and thoughtful finance and economics commentators with four decades in newspaper, broadcast and on-line journalism, covering the full gamut of economic and business issues, as well as occasionally straying into more whimsical matters of the human condition. Despite being a reporter of the “dismal science”, he maintains a sense of humour and the ability to speak and write entertainingly about the state of the nation and world. “I’ve sat through too many boring economics and business presentations to think anyone else should have to” he says.                                                              

Increasingly, Michael’s body of work represents a fight for keeping perspective amidst the noise and haste of a news cycle with a painfully short attention span and sometimes dubious motives. 

And with a wit honed by conducting thousands of interviews, Michael shines as an MC and panel facilitator, guiding discussion and audience involvement, bringing rare humour and plain language to the proceedings.

Michael is a contributing editor for the Fairfax Media BusinessDay web sites, a regular commentator on Channel 7’s Sunrise and news programs, a columnist for Yahoo7 and Mining Monthly and in demand as a speaker and facilitator.


The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – he was the most well-received speaker at our Conference. Michael’s ability to inform and simultaneously entertain our delegates was second-to-none. He made the content relevant and explained it in a simple, no-nonsense way that really resonated with his audience.


You added wonderful colour to what could otherwise be a pretty dull affair. Reviewing budgets is at the best of times less than exciting, but you certainly added a new dimension to how it could be reviewed.

Australian British Chamber Of Commerce

Feedback from your session at the Symposium was absolutely brilliant – they loved it… great messages delivered in a way they could grasp! They also loved your MC work and subsequent questions directed at the other presenters.

Travelscene Corporate

Feedback from members has proven that your participation was a key factor in the success of our program. Members also commented on the calibre of our presentation which was both an entertaining and enlightening global view of investments and the importance of perspective.

Plum Financial Services


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