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Madonna King Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Topics

  • Author
  • Facilitator
  • Female Speaker
  • Government / Politics
  • Hypotheticals
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Media
  • Panelist


Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels with News Limited, Fairfax and the ABC, where she presented the Mornings program in Brisbane for six years. Madonna writes for Fairfax’s Good Weekend, has a highly successful weekly column for the Brisbane Times and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane’s 4BC.

She has written seven books, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. These include the biographies of Australian of the Year, and inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine Prof Ian Frazer, and former Treasurer and Australian Ambassador to Washington Joe Hockey. Her latest book - already in fourth reprint, is a huge research project into 14-year-old girls, and includes interviews with 200 girls, along with about 50 successful school principals, CEOs and parenting groups.  

Madonna has regularly appeared on television, including Q & A and The Drum.  With her more than 20 years’ experience across newspapers, radio and television, Madonna is a sought-after facilitator, Master of Ceremonies and speaker. She travels around Australia moderating hypotheticals and topics as varied as leadership, education, politics, business, resources, the law, tourism and the environment. Her experience in the media and politics allows Madonna to provide a fascinating yet entertaining keynote on leadership and girls. The book is called Being 14.

A fellow of the prestigious World Press Institute, Madonna has served as a visiting fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, and on the Walkley Advisory Board for Journalism.  She has completed a Diploma in Company Directorships, through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on two-for-profit boards.

Testimonials

Madonna is a true professional. She understood our panel topic with minimal explanation, conducted thorough research and proposed an interview format which matched our brief perfectly. Her presence was well received by panel and audience members and was a key factor in the success of our event. High Distinction.

QUT Faculty Of Built Environment And Engineering

Madonna has provided emcee and moderator services for events hosted by the Gold Coast Logan Urban Development Institute of Australia. As an industry body representing one of the region's largest workforces, we host events that tackle big picture issues and inspire passionate discourse. Her command of such events is without peer: she is engaging with the audience, judicious with panelists and keeps a rein on the discussions to ensure the target outcome is achieved. We intend on using Madonna for further events.

Urban Development Institute Of Australia

The Australian Institute of Company Directors, Queensland Division has used the services of Madonna King for four years now and it is with pleasure that I provide this testimonial. Using Madonna as the MC for our Leaders Edge lunch series contributes much to the success of these events. From her research and prior preparation with our guest speakers to her willingness to engage with our guests, she brings a level of professionalism to this role that ensures the luncheon series maintains a place as one of the key business functions in Brisbane. Madonna is a delight to work with, and the quality of her work is also evidenced by the number of guests who provide very positive feedback on her role.

Australian Institute Of Company Directors

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