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Marta Dusseldorp
Exclusively represented by Claxton Speakers International

Claxton Speakers International are delighted to welcome award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp to our stable of exclusive speakers.

Marta has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and is one of Australia’s most recognised actresses.

As an acclaimed actor, she has always needed to be adaptable to embrace new characters and change. This is something she shares with her corporate audiences, now more than ever.

Marta received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama for ABC’s Janet King in which she plays the title role and is also an Associate Producer. She stars in the popular series A Place to Call Home for Foxtel and in the ABC series Jack Irish opposite Guy Pearce. Marta has been nominated multiple times for AACTA and TV Week Logie Awards in Lead Actress categories for her work in these productions. Marta was most recently nominated for Most Popular Actress at the 2019 Logie Awards.

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Allan Sparkes CV, OAM, VA
Inspirational Speaker & Best Selling Author

Allan Sparkes is a committed advocate to physiological health and suicide prevention. He is one of only 5 Australians in the past 44 years who have been awarded the Cross of Valour, Australia’s highest bravery decoration, Australia’s highest civilian award and the civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross for Australia. He is the only Australian to ever be awarded the Cross of Valour and a subsequent Australian Bravery Decoration, The Commendation for Brave Conduct, awarded in August 2016 for saving the life of an aboriginal man who had fallen onto train tracks at Redfern Railway Station. In the Australia Day Honour's list 2017, Allan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to mental health support organisations and the community . Along with Australia's living Victoria Cross and Cross of Valour recipients, Allan is also one of only 10 Australians to be awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Allan is a renowned speaker who has inspired corporate audiences in excess of 1500 delegates with his life story. He has the ability to transform his audiences and take them on a journey and develop a belief in themselves and their future. His real life examples of leadership in extreme situations provide challenging and thought provoking models to help develop skills for both current and future leaders. His knowledge and his passion are powerful resources he draws on to ensure his presentation will be remembered for years to come.

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Hamish Macdonald

Hamish Macdonald has covered wars, disasters and major world events. He has won a Walkley Award, was named Britain’s Young Journalist of the Year and been nominated Quills ‘Australian Journalist of the Year’.

A versatile foreign correspondent and host, he has delivered ground-breaking news reports (people smuggling in Indonesia), fronted investigative documentary specials and is a regular host of The Project, ABC’s Foreign Correspondent and RN Breakfast.

A sophisticated MC and facilitator, Hamish also delivers keynote presentations on The Disrupted World (the intersection of geo-politics, identity politics, conflict, and the digital revolution), Digital Innovation and Australia in the World.

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