Former TV & Radio Broadcaster, Corporate MC
Verity James was a broadcaster with the ABC for 25 years both in the Eastern States and in WA. She has presented all manner of radio shows from current affairs to lifestyle to specialist language, political and music shows. Verity also presented ABC Television news for 10 years and been a panel member and reporter for the Logie nominated ABC show “Can We Help” for 2 years. Verity has been the voice for a number of documentaries and for 3 years fronted the ABC’s series on the Festival Of Perth.
During the last 15 years as a freelancer Verity has owned and run a fresh produce business, been co-partners in a scuba diving business, been MC for many conferences, seminars, workshops and award nights, including at least 10 return visits for The Royal Australian Inst of Architects, SPASA awards, TAB, Social Workers Assoc, Industry and Export Awards as well as Leeuwin Estate Concerts featuring Kiri Te Kanawa and Tom Jones to name a couple plus a huge variety of private and Government events including the Similcast of the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic concerts over that time.
Verity was chosen to host the visits of the Dalai Lama which involved managing 18,000 people. She has recorded voice overs for a variety of events and some commercials and was the face of Bailey’s Fertilisers. She was a core writer for the WA Spice Magazine and also spent 2 years contract writing for ‘The Sunday Times Newspaper’.
Verity also has continued much of her charity work with The Australian Red Cross with whom she is an augural Ambassador, Lifeline WA, Vision Cambodia and numerous others.
Verity’s professionalism and warmth have lead her to become a much in demand Funeral Celebrant.
The contribution made by Verity as MC/facilitator of 2006 Visitor Servicing Association Conference was absolutely superb. She was professional, open, relaxed, entertaining, related well to the audience, and was described by some delegates as the ‘highlight of the conference’. We will utilise her services again.
-Meeting Masters Pty.Ltd.
From the comments we received, everyone thoroughly enjoyed Verity’s contribution as MC, especially the humour she brought to the occasion. It is always pleasing to have laughter at what can sometimes be a very serious AGM. Great MC.
-Australian Red Cross
Better than excellent, because just ‘excellent’ doesn’t do Verity justice. She was the consummate professional and helped make the event a great success. She was a delight to work with and added tremendous value to the occasion through her professional, yet relaxed and friendly manner with the audience.