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Amanda Blair

A much loved South Australian, Amanda Blair is a multi - talented personality, passionate charity worker and supporter of various social services and organisations. Amanda is a brilliant corporate host, conference facilitator and after dinner speaker available for your next event.

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Amanda Blair has been facilitating the SA Primary Principals Conference for several years. We keep asking her back because she is so skilful as a Master of Ceremonies. She is very quick witted and can read her audience beautifully, resulting in a mix of wonderful humour and poignant resonance. Amanda has the capacity to quickly connect with her audience and this results in high audience engagement and participation.  Her timing is impeccable. SAPPA has no hesitation in highly commending Amanda Blair as an outstanding MC.

Pam Kent, President SAPPA

 

Having managed events for over 30 years I have dealt with many different people and personalities and Amanda is the best presenter I have worked with. Amanda put the zing into the 2015 South Australian Food Industry Awards Program Gala Dinner and had a room of 620 people captivated with her sparkling personality, witty insights and passion for South Australia and our food businesses. From our first discussion I felt confident in Amanda’s ability to make my event special with her lively manner and knowledge of both South Australia and her craft as an MC. In particular her skillful manoeuvers and precision timing during a production glitch relaxed the audience and set the tone for a great evening which has been hailed the best Gala Dinner in its 18 year history.

Amanda is the best and I’ve already asked her to come back to host my next gala Dinner.

Chris Crago – Marketing & Events Manager, Food South Australia

Amanda Blair Travels from SA
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Amanda Blair's Biography

A much loved South Australian, Amanda Blair is a multi - talented personality, passionate charity worker and supporter of various social services and organisations.

 

Amanda is a Board member of The Independent Gambling Authority, The South Australian Housing Trust, Nature Play SA and is Co-Chair of the Premier’s Council For Women.  She previously sat on the Social Inclusion Board and the Adelaide Festival Board, the Suicide Prevention Strategy group and was a founding member of the Contemporary Collectors at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

 

She won a MO Award for Best Live Show in Australia in 2003 and in 2011 she won the St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Award for outstanding contribution to the Media from Archbishop Philip Wilson. Her individual fundraising efforts have raised over 1 million dollars.

 

Amanda writes for a column for the iconic Australian Women’s Weekly and a column for the not so iconic News Limited publication, The Advertiser. She also appears regularly on the Today Show on Channel 9 and Adelaide’s Today Tonight on Channel 7 (as a reporter, not a subject in a dodgy tradesman story)

 

She’s the Ambassador for the Hutt Street Centre, Time For Kids, The Bedford Group and Foundation Shine. She also is the proud creator of Dulcie’s Shop of Real Opportunity, what is believed to be Australia’s first travelling op-shop on wheels raising money for homeless services. Amanda works regularly as a keynote speaker and MC for corporate and charity events. She is a brilliant corporate host, conference facilitator and after dinner speaker.

 

She’s also a competitive baker. In 2012 she received a Blue Ribbon at the Royal Adelaide Show for her Marble cake and for Slices – three varieties – 2 of each unbaked or baked.

The judges said they had never seen such precision in slice cutting.

 

She has 4 children, a Guinea pig called Jack Riewoldt and a husband she likes when she sees him.