Speakers Profile - Zoe Naylor

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A woman of many talents, Zoe Naylor is as comfortable being a Master of Ceremonies, facilitator, host or speaker as she is an actor, journalist, presenter, model, voice-artist and producer.

MC/ host/ facilitator/ speaker/ voice-over
In this capacity Zoe is very much at home. As the former School Captain of Loreto College Normanhurst she was a keen debater, mock-trial winner and public speaking champion. Since then she has worked on a large variety of events: from being MC at the black-tie gala launch of the Hunter Valley Wedding Planner to facilitating information evenings at the Garvin Institute. She's been guest speaker at St Catherine's school in Melbourne and Riverview College in Sydney and hosted events for the Melbourne Cup Moet and Chandon Marquee, Paspaley, Women in League, Slam Beach Volleyball, Fashions of the Field (QLD), Harley Davidson, Vivien's Model Search, VO5 Face of Extreme and many more.

Her voice is also highly sought after for radio and television ads as well as for promotional and information services. (Demo tape is available on request.)

In 2002 Zoe graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with her Masters in Fine Arts (Drama). During this time she also travelled abroad to study at the renowned Phillipe Gaulier Drama School in London. Upon graduating she spent time in Queensland starring in La Boite's theatre production of 'The Removalists'. Some of her most memorable roles have been Portia in 'Merchant of Venice', Bess in 'Song of the Yellow Bittern' and Masha in 'Three sisters'. In 2001, the Courier Mail noted Zoe as being the "most promising new comer" when she appeared in the QLD production of "They shoot horses don't they?".

In 2005 Zoe began her role as Reagan McLeod in Channel 9's award winning drama 'McLeod's Daughters' a role, which she continued to re-visit until the show finished in 2008. She then moved to NZ where she had the lead role as Undercover Operative, Jane Durant, in the critically acclaimed series, 'Orange Roughies'. In 2006 Zoe completed her first Australian feature film, 'Book of Revelation' starring alongside Greta Scaachi, Colin Friels and Tom Long.

Her American acting credits include, 'Evil Never Dies', directed by Uli Edel; 'Fearless' produced by Roger Donaldson and 'The Product' - a Coote/Hayes Production.

In 2006, Zoe appeared as Janie in Channel 10's production, 'The Cooks'. She has also trained at ATYP, On Camera Connections and completed her 8th Grade Trinity Speech & Drama exam and 8th Grade A.M.E.B Speech & Drama exam passing both with High Distinction.

Zoe also holds a BA (Communications) degree. Upon leaving school she was awarded the prestigious Channel 7 Communications Scholarship to attend Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. Zoe finished her final year, however, at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney. At UTS she was the recipient of the JFA award for Outstanding Undergraduate radio documentary and the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Broadcast Student award.

She went on to work in radio hosting the drive time show (6-9pm) at Groove Fm (96.9) and then extensively as a Producer, Presenter and Reporter for a variety of programs including : Channel 9 News, A Current Affair, MTV Australia, Escape with ET, RA, Sportscafe (New Zealand), NRL Footy Show and most recently Gladiators.

As a model, Zoe's career has consisted of a mixture of local and international lingerie and swimwear campaigns, fashion advertising, runway shows, TV commercials and editorial shoots.

She has modelled for Berlei, Formfit, Loveable, Bra's n' Things, Neil swimwear, Seafolly, Prada watches, Charlie Brown, Third Millenium, Sydneys Fashion Week, Simple Shoes, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, New Woman, Good Health, Inside Sport, Maxim and many more.