Corporate MC and specialist Q & A Facilitator
Andrew Coorey is a talented speaker and MC. An excellent judge of an audience and its attention span, he can control a room with precision. With an impressive ability to improvise away from a script, he has been referred to as the master of Q&A. Andrew is amusing and highly entertaining in any corporate environment.
About Andrew Coorey:
Andrew Coorey is an Economics Graduate who spent 10 years working in the city, mostly with Macquarie Bank, before studying broadcasting, working in radio, establishing some pub and corporate entertainment acts and becoming a professional speaker and MC.
In 18 months he went from having no radio experience to being a full time employee of the then number one talk station in Australia, Radio 2UE, where he gave on air reports, presented his own talk show and wrote on air content for John Laws over several years.
Andrew has spent over ten years as a professional speaker: he has spoken at corporate dinners in London, at corporate events in Hong Kong and at the Rugby World Cup in Europe in 2007. Andrew has also interviewed countless celebrities, mostly but not exclusively in sport, including Dennis Lillee, Sir Ian Botham, four Rugby World Cup winning captains (Kirk, Farr Jones, Pienaar, Eales) four Australian cricket captains ( Border, Chappell, Chappell, Taylor), Tyrrell family winemakers, Luke Mangan, the CEOs of Cricket, Rugby, League, Soccer and AFL (broadcast live), several Wallaby coaches and countless others. On live television he interviewed a panel of Australia’s top sports administrators on the business of sport.
Andrew is the inventor of Live Band Karaoke, a hands on corporate rock show. He has made one documentary film, “The Birthplace: Stories from Australia’s First Rugby Club” which screened on the Foxtel History Channel and he has published book reviews and poetry. Andrew Coorey serves on several committees in an honorary capacity.
Andrew Coorey’s regular clients include Credit-Suisse, Macquarie Bank, SCG, Luna Park, Sydney University, Tattersall’s Club, Canary Events Mining Forum.
Andrew Coorey is one of the most professional and switched on MC’s I have seen for some time. He recently emceed an event where one of my artists was performing. Andrew was able to make some last minute changes to the programme, help us out with a few problems (which he didn’t have to do) and was able to grab the audience attention at all times. Andrew was required to interview a guest expert on stage, which he did extremely well. He was entertaining and asked some great questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andrew to MC any event.
-Coyote Management International
His live style is excellent with a remarkable grasp of the English language, a very sharp and quick wit and an ability to judge and engage his audiences. Andrew has performed as MC for me in my capacity of President of the Sydney University Football Club at our annual finals lunch over the last five years. His handling of the function has consistently been outstanding, so much that we have asked him back each year. In a function such as ours, the MC has to fill gaps with impromptu humour and make stimulating conversation to entertain the audience.
-David Mortimer; Chairman Crescent Capital Corporation Ltd; Chairman MIA Group Limited; Chairman Citect Corporation Limited; Deputy Chairman Australia Post
Andrew has done great work for Ernst & Young. His ability to manage and entertain a large crowd at the same time makes him an excellent MC. He is also very easy to work with and his suggestions always help make the night something special.
-Entrepreneur of the Year award program
Andrew Coorey has worked extensively for me. I have had him interview on behalf of Macquarie Bank at corporate functions the following people; Sir Richard Hadlee, Dean Jones, Allan Border, Gavin Hastings, Matthew Hayden, Shane Warne, Michael Lynagh, The Ella Brothers, Wally Lewis, Michael O'Connor Steve Larkham, Ben Tune, Matt Dunning, Dennis Lillee, to name a few. His interview style is frank, informed and on most occasions very amusing. I rate Andrew very highly as an interviewer, MC and his public speaking skills are outstanding. I am honoured to act as his referee.
Apart from being professional and prepared, Andrew is the master of the on stage Q & A. He always gets the best out of interviewees whilst running on stage activities superbly and with great humour.