Corporate MC, broadcaster, adventurer, athlete
Peter Wells is a broadcaster, athlete, adventurer, ocean iron man and Everest summiteer. As the charming and inquisitive presenter on Channel 7’s top-rating travel show Sydney Weekender, he’s been dolphin spotting, learnt trapeze for the circus, and swung through the forest on Tarzan ropes.
Pete’s confident and professional approach has him in high demand as an MC/host of corporate events. His down-to-earth, friendly nature and ‘Aussie bloke’ charm give him instant audience appeal.
As a keynote speaker, Pete will inspire audiences with his spine-chilling account of climbing the world’s highest peak, an achievement that made national news, and featured on Channel 7’s Sunday Night Program.
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As a presenter, Pete Wells has interviewed the late race car legend Peter Brock, world surfing champ Layne Beachley, INX’s Kirk Pengilly, Channel 7’s Sonia Kruger, music guru Glenn A Baker, athlete Jane Fleming, and singer Kamahl. He has also interviewed ex-Prime Minister John Howard, John Doyle aka The Rampaging Roy Slaven, and Ronnie Johns from the Ronnie Johns Half Hour Show.
Pete was the former presenter for Commonwealth Bank TV. His segment was beamed via satellite to over 35,000 staff across the country and included interviews with Australian cricketer Mike Hussey and CEO Ralph Norris. He travelled around Australia as MC and on-camera presenter for a roadshow to launch the Hyundai i30. He joined Goretex to launch its newest high-tech garment, and he often hosts the annual Commonwealth Bank Charity Ball, attended by some 1,000 guests, to raise funds for The Clown Doctors.
As an adventurer, Pete Wells has climbed Mt Everest, as well as the world’s 6th highest mountain in Tibet. He is a keen surfer, scuba diver and surf life-saver. He is a Coolangatta Gold ironman and ocean paddling competitor. In December 2009 he undertook a challenging 345km ocean paddle down the NSW coastline for Bowel Cancer Australia.
By camel he has visited nomads in the Sahara Desert; by boat remote surfing spots in Indonesia; and by foot the Himalayas, including more recently to the top of the world!
Pete is a qualified town planner and building inspector and has a Degree in Applied Science (Environmental Health), and a Graduate Diploma in Urban & Regional Planning. He has worked as an Environmental Scientist and Auditor, Health and Building Surveyor, and Health Administrator.
In 2009 Peter hosted the Australian Geographic ’Everest: 25 years on’ forum where he lead a panel of highly recognised Australian and international adventurers in discussion about the world’s tallest peak. Peter’s passion for the topic, along with his own adventurous past kept the audience enthralled. His ability to get the best out of all the panel members gave the audience a great understanding of the hardships of the expeditions and adventures being discussed. The response from all attending was extremely positive. Peter’s enthusiasm for life shines through in all of his work.
-Australian Geographic Society
Hyundai worked with Peter Wells for the launch of its highly successful i30 model. The i30 launch involved presenting the new car and our launch activities to large groups of dealer staff as well as corporate and government buyers in five capital cities. The event took the form of a ‘Top Gear’ style roadshow complete with interviews and video interludes – with Pete as host and anchorman, as well as the star of some of the video interludes. Pete did an excellent job for us, interacting confidently with the audience and always a delight to work with. The i30 has gone on to become an Australia’s Best Car award winner and Hyundai’s top seller – job done!
-Hyundai Motor Company Australian
Peter Well’s energy and enthusiasm is as contagious as it is engaging. Peter hosted our 2009 Annual Dinner with flair and humour, making it our most successful event to date. In May 2010, Peter climbed to the summit of Mt Everest to help raise awareness of bowel cancer, Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. Peter is also a spokesperson for our Blue September campaign, getting men to face up to cancer.
-Bowel Cancer Australia
'Pete is a talented MC, captivating audiences every night of the Everest 2010 promotional road show. This event was to over 1000 people. I even had people asking me how to book Pete for their own event!'