Awarded Journalist, Producer, MC, Moderator & Facilitator
Ian Doyle is the multi-awarded talent behind a number of high profile television and radio shows including the African documentary Seeds of Hope, which was nominated for the Berlin Film Awards, The Last Mail from Birdsville - the Story of Tom Kruse, Australia All Over and Tony Delroy's Nightlife.
A polished presenter with enormous local and international experience, Ian is a commanding MC, moderator and facilitator, and an entertaining after dinner speaker at conferences, conventions and award presentations. His long list of clients includes Telstra, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, NFF, FRDC and the SA Government.
Ian was born and educated in North Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Education. After teaching in NQ for a few years, he joined the ABC in Sydney in 1981 and worked as a radio and television journalist and executive producer with the Rural Department for 16 years.
During his time with ABC Countrywide, Ian produced a number of award winning overseas reports from locations including Egypt, eastern Africa, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Ian Doyle made significant contributions to a number of radio documentary series including Blue Hills Revisited, Great Working Dog Stories and The Bloke From The Birdsville Track - the George Bell Story.
Ian resigned from the ABC in 1997 to present the weather on Channel 7 and to establish an Adelaide based media production and consulting company. In recent years he has produced a number of TV documentaries, aired on ABC, SBS and commercial TV including The Last Mail from Birdsville - the Story of Tom Kruse and Source to Sea - the Story of the Murray Riverboats. He is the executive producer of The Back of Beyond Collection released in 2004, Three Men and a Boat - the Story of the MFV Tacoma in 2013 and The Tom Kruse Collection released in 2014.
Ian has also presented various local, state and national ABC and commercial radio programs including Australia All Over, Tony Delroy's Nightlife, ABC Early Mornings and 891 ABC Adelaide breakfast.
He has won a number of state and national awards for journalism including the Dalgety Award for excellence in Rural Journalism (1987) and the Telstra Rural Media Award for on-line journalism (2011) and in 2013 was named a Rural Media Icon.
He is married to Channel 7 news presenter Jane Doyle, enjoys the occasional good South Australian shiraz, catching a fish or two and hitting a golf ball a very long way.
Ian is actively involved in the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He is a foundation board member of Australia's Open Garden Scheme, a former board member of the Barossa Music Festival, a member of the Adelaide Beer and Beef Club and is a life member - and since 1987, President of Rural Media SA.