MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Richard’s football career spanned fourteen years in total, including ten pivotal years with the Brisbane Bears/Lions before his retirement at the end of the 2000 season. Along with his current AFL and media commitments he has moved on to be a regular Master of Ceremonies with corporate organisations for conferences and events.
Always prepared, Richards experience as a media personality and professional athlete means he is able to think on his feet and develop great rapport with the audience. His ability to laugh at himself, as well delivering key messages to the audience, makes him an exceptional choice for any high profile event, seminar or conference.
As a Master of Ceremonies, Richard Champion is articulate, professional and charismatic. Champs is down to earth and approachable, with leadership skills that extend beyond the microphone.
With 15 years experience of facilitation, training and coaching, Rob is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organisations fulfill their potential. Having focused much of his professional experience in the areas of leadership development, sales enablement and personal effectiveness, he has worked with many to achieve great results.
Over the years, Rob has worked with a variety of industries from financial services to Telco, government to FMCG and has engaged with stakeholders at various levels from C-suite to front-line staff. In addition to a Bachelors Degree, Rob is an accredited facilitator in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as well as a practitioner of HBDI and MBTI. Rob loves to understand how people and businesses work and how adjusting different levers can have a dramatic impact on outcomes.
He has an ability to connect with people and create an environment conducive to heightened engagement, collaboration, and results.
Michael is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of nine books.
With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.
He is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from the UK Daily Mail to Medium.com and the Huffington Post. In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, and is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations.
Having been formerly named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael McQueen has been inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.