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Rob Carlton

Rob Carlton

Silver Logie Winner for his role of Kerry Packer in Paper Giants, Rob Carlton is a professional clever and funny MC, champion debater, moderator and facilitator and always in demand

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Your performance as MC exemplified just the right combination of humour, experience, knowledge, entertainment, spontaneity, and fun… your flexible professionalism was a pleasure to witness for all in attendance.
George P Johnson Australia.

With his unique blend of humour and authority and his ability to take a brief and write a script, Rob Carlton will add value to any conference.
Commonwealth Bank

Rob continues to impress both us and our audiences with his no nonsense, polished and punchy delivery. We highly recommend Rob to any organization that is looking for a MC who is informed, humorous and focused on keeping a program on track. His research of both the client and audience is impeccable and his delivery throughout proceedings is seamless.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Rob Carlton to you as one of the most engaging and inspiring speakers it has been our pleasure to work with. We have had nothing but praise from all attendees, and he was voted the most compelling speaker we have had to date… Give him a go, you won't be disappointed.”

John Sintras Chairman Starcom MediaVest Group Australia


“Rob Carlton's key note address is a real gem. The lessons from Rob’s career are relevant to anyone in business, especially his message of “what to do when the phone doesn’t ring”. On top of all this, Rob Carlton is genuinely funny. His sharp wit is extraordinary and he will have fun with the audience, without going too far. I cannot recommend anyone more highly than Rob, and he will be a vital element of making your business event a success.”

Reid Meldrum Head of Business Channels Optus

Rob Carlton Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Rob Carlton's Biography

Rob Carlton is highly respected on the corporate stage where he constantly impresses as master of ceremonies, facilitator, writer and director for numerous corporate clients. He is also a multi-talented entertainer, actor, writer and producer whose credits span TV, film and theatre.

Rob Carlton has been a professional actor since he was 14 years old. A recognised face in Australia in both comedy and drama and Silver Logie-winner his credits span TV, film and theatre. Rob's most recent breakout role was that of Kerry Packer in the Paper Giants franchise, for which he was nominated for an Australian Academy Award on top of winning the Silver Logie. 2013 sees Rob continuing his association with ABC TV across a number of dramas and entertainment programs.

With over fifteen years experience in hosting events from 40 people to 1000 people Rob has many loyal clients in the telco, FMCG, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and franchise operations industries. Rob also runs his own TV production company. This means he is acutely aware of all the different pressures and the complexity of issues that can arise in any business and brings this insight and understanding to all his corporate roles.

Extremely professional, superbly prepared and very adaptable, Rob Carlton is a brilliant MC. Clever and funny with fantastic improvisation skills, he is also a skilled corporate debater, moderator and facilitator who is able to handle the demands of any corporate event.

Rob Carlton has been a professional actor since he was 14. He won Tropfest 2006 with his film Carmichael & Shane, a six-minute mockumentary which he wrote, starred in, co-directed and co-produced. He also won best actor that year. From 2007 to 2009 Rob's television production company, Shadowfax TV, produced two series of the award-winning comedy, Chandon Pictures. He co-directed the project and also took creator, writer and acting credits. Chandon Pictures played in over 15 territories around the world, including the US and UK and was nominated for multiple Logie and AFI awards. As a writer, Rob also won an AWGIE award for Chandon Pictures.

A graduate of the University of Sydney, Rob majored in English and Australian Literature and was a champion debater and public speaker. These skills have come in very handy, particularly in his corporate hosting roles.

The fact that Rob's clients continually engage him year after year to host their events is testimony to his skills as the consummate professional. Recent events requiring his skills include the sales kick offs and conferences for Microsoft, Woolworths, Parmalat, Optus, AFG and CGU. 

Speaking Topics Include

Not Business as Usual: Everything was going along fine. Jobs were coming in, people were saying ‘well done’, but there wasn’t anything outstanding about Rob’s acting career. “Promising” sums it up. But who’s happy with that?


Then, an OPPORTUNITY. The ugliest man in Australian business history, Kerry Packer, needed to be portrayed and there are only so many guys with the natural gifts (a strange looking chin and nose) that could pull that off. But could he? What if he wasn’t good enough? What would he have to CHANGE to his every day routine to ensure SUCCESS?


NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL is a story about STEPPING UP. From bit part actor playing

characters that always died to playing an Australian icon in a leading role. A chance barbecue with Tom Cruise, a romantic moment with Michael Buble and a huge respect for ordinary detail are all part of the overnight success that took 25 years to build. Rob Carlton is a natural born story teller. An actor with a background in stand-up comedy, your audience will enjoy huge laughs from the stories Rob tells while gaining an insight into how to shake up their routine and super-charge their process so they can step up and become INDUSTRY LEADERS.