Ian Doyle OAM
Awarded Journalist, Producer, MC, Moderator & Facilitator
A polished presenter with enormous local and national 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, PWC, NFF, FRDC, SEGRA and the SA Government.
Ian is the multi-awarded talent involved with a number of high-profile national television and radio programs.
He was born and educated in North Queensland. He holds a degree in Economics and a Diploma of Education. After teaching in Charters Towers in the late 70s, he joined the ABC and worked as a radio and television journalist and executive producer with the Rural Department.
During his time with ABC Countrywide and Landline, he produced a number of award winning overseas reports from locations including Egypt, eastern Africa, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. His African documentary Seeds of Hope was nominated for the Berlin Film Awards. He has won numerous state and national journalism awards.
He 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. In recent years, he has produced a number of TV documentaries, aired on the ABC, SBS, Qantas InFlight, the History Channel and commercial TV.
The documentaries include The Last Mail from Birdsville – the Story of Tom Kruse (1999), Source to Sea – the Story of the Murray Riverboats (2001) Three Men and a Boat – the MFV Tacoma Story (2013) and The Mailmen Back of Beyond (2014).
He has presented various local, state and national ABC and commercial radio programs including Australia All Over, Tony Delroy’s Nightlife, ABC Early Mornings and ABC Adelaide breakfast.
Ian is actively involved in Trees for Life and his preferred charity is 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 and is a life member – and for 31 years was President of Rural Media SA. He was made a Rural Media Icon in 2014.
He was awarded an OAM for services to journalism and the community in June 2021.