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Chris Bombolas

With over 25 years experience in the media and a term as a Member of Parliament in Queensland, Chris Bombolas remains a talented and professional guest speaker and Master of Ceremonies ideal for a diverse range of events, conferences and awards.

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Kinetic Group runs an annual Training Awards gala dinner and Chris Bombolas has been our MC for the past two years (2011 and 2012). Chris is a pleasure to deal with and always conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. Chris goes out of his way to ensure he is fully prepared for his role as MC and deftly guides proceedings for the evening. In addition to his work as MC Chris also pre- records a voice over for our finalists video presentation and his experience in broadcast media gives this presentation an extra polish. I would highly recommend Chris."

Kinetic Group- Derek Hunter, CEO

 

“I just wanted to thank you again for speaking at our Development Day (BCC Apprentice Day). It was much appreciated and very well-received by the apprentices… thought you were excellent… I also had a couple of the apprentices approach me over the course of the day to mention they really enjoyed your talk…

Brisbane City Council - Gillian Somers, Vocational Development Leader

 

“Thank you again for being MC on my fundraising night (Rubies & Gold Fundraising Extravaganza). Everyone I have spoken to about the night say how good/entertaining you were and also that you seemed to be a great person as well… At this point it looks like we made just over $26,000. And I owe a lot of its success to you. Thank you”

Queensland Institute of Medical Research - Tracey Atkinson OPD, QEII Hospital

Chris Bombolas Travels from QLD
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Chris Bombolas's Biography

With over 25 years experience in the media and a term as a Member of Parliament in Queensland, Chris Bombolas remains a talented and professional guest speaker and Master of Ceremonies.

 

During his time in the media, Chris spent almost 21 years at Channel 9 and also had stints with several radio stations including 4BC, 4BK and Triple M. He was a reporter/presenter for Channel 9 Brisbane, where he also took on the role of football commentator, Commonwealth Games reporter/caller and surf lifesaving host/commentator. ‘

 

Bomber’ as most people know him, is well regarded as a host or master of ceremonies having officiated at many corporate functions for organisations such as Surf Lifesaving QLD, Channel 9, Professionals Real Estate Group, Zupps, the NRL, QLD Cricket, the Broncos, AMF Australia and the Queensland Government

 

At various stages during his career in journalism, Chris wrote a regular column for the Sunday Sun in Brisbane, as well as making contributions to the Qantas Airlink magazine, the AMF magazine and various other publications. He has also written and voiced corporate videos, commercials and engaged in public relations campaigns.

 

Chris takes great pride in supporting various charities including Queensland Surf Lifesaving, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Kim Walters Choices Program, Diabetes Australia, the Silver Lining Foundation and the Starlight Foundation.

 

Whilst in Parliament, Chris was elevated to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport and then became the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport. Citing poor health, Bombalas announced on 19 February 2009 that he would not contest the 2009 state election.

 

An Alumni Award Winner whilst studying a Bachelor of Business Communications at QUT, the self confessed sports lover is looking to get back into the media, entertainment and corporate sectors. In June 2009, Chris Bombolas became the Chairman of the A-league football club Brisbane Roar.

 

As well as being the MC for your event, Bomber is an accomplished interviewer of grass-roots achievers to international super-stars and can also conduct charity auctions with his own personal twist.

 

 Bomber is also highly accomplished in researching/writing/voicing corporate DVD’s, internet company profiles, tv and radio ads and is available for guest appearances to really draw a crowd.

Speaking Topics Include

  • Bombers' experience as Chairman of Brisbane Roar, the sacking of a high profile coach and how heguided the club to their record-breaking winning streak and their first Premiership

  •  The Current Climate of Australian Sport

 

  • Rugby League including behind the scenes of Australia's last full Kangaroo Tour of England