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Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper

Ahighly regarded facilitator and keynote speaker in liveand virtual forums, Narelle is currentlyEditor-in-Chiefof the multi-award-winning magazineCompany Directorand a non-executive director ofThe Ethics Centre. She is an adviser to game changing HR startupMWAH(making work absolutely human) and innovation platformIdea Spiesand an ambassador forWomen for Election Australia.

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Testimonials for Narelle Hooper

Thank you for skilfully moderating such a fascinating discussion today with the NSW Treasurer – and particularly within such a tight timeframe.

Our members enjoyed this timely session very much and we really enjoyed working with you again.

Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce


What a great hour of conversation!  I really enjoyed listening to your stories and thank you for sharing your time and insights. The three of you had a great dynamic together and I thought the conversation flowed easily and in an engaging way.

Liberty Speciality Markets


Thank YOU so much for engaging with us on this research and its launch.

Managing Director, IBM Australia and New Zealand


Motivating and engaging. Nice rapport



Thank you Narelle for being such a delight to work with and a wonderful MC…

Reed Exhibitions, Business Leaders Summit


Narelle Hooper Travels from NSW
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Narelle Hooper's Biography

Narelle Hooper grew up on Wiradjuri land in country NSW, where her family ran a dairy farm and a pub and her mum worked nights as a maternity sister. She was the first in her family to go to university and has been an enthusiastic learner in the world of ideas ever since.


During three decades as a business journalist and editor, Narelle has worked for Australia’s leading media groups including the ABC, Fairfax Media, SBS TV and BRW across all media platforms. She has interviewed everyone from Prime Ministers and heads of the Reserve Bank and Treasury to CEOs and global business leaders.

A highly regarded facilitator and keynote speaker in live and virtual forums, Narelle is currently Editor-in-Chief of the multi-award-winning magazine Company Director and a non-executive director of The Ethics Centre. She is an adviser to game changing HR startup MWAH (making work absolutely human) and innovation platform Idea Spies and an ambassador for Women for Election Australia.


She’s a former Editor of the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and was founding co-chair of the Financial Review’s Women of Influence Awards.


Narelle has had a long commitment to sustainable business leadership models and is co-author of New Women New Men New Economy (Federation Press), which shows how inclusive cultures drive innovation and sustainable growth.


Narelle studied journalism at Canberra University, has a Masters in Management (Financial Management) from MGSM.

Speaking Topics Include

Leadership Lessons for a turbulent world: Insights garnered from Australia's top companies, their CEOs and chairs on success, failure, blindspots and rethinking their business.  


CODE for the new economy: How creativity, openness, diversity and equity drive innovation and sustainable growth.


The Diversity Premium - Why Australia's top CEOs and their teams have become champions of gender equality and the performance benefits of.


Circular Economy: What is it? How does it work? And how its changing business.