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Gemma Acton

Gemma Acton is the finance expert within the national Seven News team and is fast becoming one of Australia’s foremost business and financial commentators. As Seven’s Network Finance Editor, Gemma covers financial and business stories making headlines across the country and around the world.

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Testimonials for Gemma Acton

"Telum hosted a breakfast event for 200 of our clients, with Gemma as our key talent. The insights she was able to provide into the media, finance and business worlds were extremely valuable to all there. Her engaging manner, her openness and honesty kept the entire audience engaged. Feedback from guests was unanimously positive, with everyone being grateful to Gemma for the way she was able to take quite complex matters and distil them into easy-to-understand and actionable insights. Working with Gemma is an absolute pleasure. "

David Skapinker, Telum Media

 

"Gemma was the moderator at our last Bulletin Group event held at the Tesla Flagship store in Martin Place. The panel consisted of some of Australia’s leading venture capital investors.

 We cannot thank Gemma enough for her contribution to the night. She was prepared, articulate, amusing and engaging with our panel which set up a fantastic night!"

Andrew McKillop, The Bulletin Group

Gemma Acton Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Gemma Acton's Biography

Gemma Acton is the finance expert within the national Seven News team and is fast becoming one of Australia’s foremost business and financial commentators. As Seven’s Network Finance Editor, Gemma covers financial and business stories making headlines across the country and around the world.

2019 sees Gemma as a regular on The Latest from 7NEWS, anchored by Michael Usher, covering up-to-the-minute developments on the biggest news events of the day. Gemma also joins Michael live at the desk to discuss the latest financial and business news stories and how these issues will impact Australian consumers.

Gemma’s appointment to the Seven Network marked a homecoming for her, having spent the previous 18 years living abroad in several cities including London, New York, Dubai, Milan and Paris. During this time, Gemma successfully pursued both creative and financial educational and career opportunities at prestigious institutions including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and PIMCO. She also gained her MBA/MA from the Lauder Institute and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has her Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.

In her current role at the Seven Network, Gemma reports on and simplifies business and finance stories for a national audience, with a particular focus on how these topics are affecting Australian consumers. She keeps a keen eye on the impact that the ongoing digital revolution is having on Australians’ jobs, financial security and everyday lives.

Before returning to Australia, Gemma was a valued member of the CNBC team as a news anchor and correspondent based out of London, known for her excitable enthusiasm for stories driving local and international markets. Prior to this, Gemma worked as a producer at CNBC and also spent 8 successful years in investment banking and asset management roles.

Gemma’s professionalism, warmth and expertise make her a sought-after MC and facilitator for corporate functions and charity events. Gemma can also be booked for keynote speeches relating to finance and business topics, as well as women in the workforce.

Outside of work, Gemma enjoys keeping active and has a particular love for skiing and running. She speaks Italian and French and loves to read literature in both of these languages to relax.

Gemma is an experienced master of ceremonies and facilitator, able to bring a unique and informed perspective to all corporate events.

Speaking Topics Include

Gemma's Business, Economics and Finance Presentation - Gemma's presentation pairs her primary focus of domestic financial issues and their formative effect on the everyday Australian together with her global financial expertise accrued from spending eighteen years abroad, to bring a unique perspective of Australia’s financial position on the world stage.  Gemma tailors this keynote speech to suit the specific interests of the audience, ensuring she delivers a mix of historical and topical content and can incorporate graphics to augment her presentation.

 

The Purse - Gemma has developed a keynote presentation based on the content that will be covered in her podcast produced for the Seven Network, which is soon to be released.  The podcast strives to empower Australian women to take control of their own money matters.  Gemma attempts to address and explain the everyday money challenges that are causing sleepless nights for Australian women.