Master of Ceremonies
Jean Kittson is an actor, comedian, author, commentator, MC, keynote speaker, facilitator, debater, interviewer, communicator, agent of change, provocateur, entertainer and crowd controller.
She is known for her bespoke presentations, meticulous research, also her ability to use humour to break down barriers, broach taboo topics, to relax and entertain, educate, stimulate and challenge, to introduce new ideas and prepare for change.
She presents keynotes on topics from finance, free trade and the global economy to leadership, innovation, construction, transport , cars, agriculture, wining, dining, mining, science, technology, communications, tourism, HR, police, defence, health, medical research, education, mentoring, training, equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, social responsibility, women and work and motherhood and menopause, and aged care.
She is a public advocate for education, youth, health, equal opportunity and aging.
She has been the first female MC for innumerable events and industries including mining, transport, construction, engineering, automotive, energy, technology, communications, insurance, finance… She was the first female to MC the Mid Winter Ball for the Federal Parliament (and the only person to MC three times).
She has written the definitive book on menopause: You’re Still Hot to Me. The Joys of Menopause.
She is a regular panellist on ABC 702 radio drive programme, Thank God It’s Friday and has conversed twice on Conversations with Richard Fidler.
She was a founding Director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural Chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) and a founding Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
She is currently an Ambassador for The Macular Disease Foundation, Northcott Disability Services, The Raise Foundation, Taldumande Youth Services and the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation.
Most recently she has been appointed the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.