Verity James


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TV/radio broadcaster, master of ceremonies, facilitator

Verity has been one of Perth’s leading television and radio presenters for the past 25 years.

Verity commenced her career as a TV news presenter for ABC Canberra and fulfilled this role for ten years before moving to Perth.

Once in Perth Verity joined ABC Radio and quickly became the host of her own daily afternoon program on ABC 720 which she presented for eight years. She also hosted numerous other TV and radio productions for the ABC.

Verity also has a strong interest in cooking and food preparation and spent three years as restaurant reviewer for The West Australian, and was a contributor to Western Australia’s only specialist food publication – Spice Magazine. As part of her role as restaurant reviewer for The West Australian she travelled to numerous interstate food festivals and also reviewed restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne. She also ran her own fresh produce business specialising in W.A. products for five years. Verity has also hosted numerous celebrity chef evenings with leading chefs such as Gabriel Gate and Kylie Kwong.

Verity was also a panelist on ‘Can We Help’ a national ABC TV show which aired at 6.30p.m. on Friday evenings during 2007, and was also the inaugural Ambassador for Australian Red Cross and sits on the board of various Western Australian charities.

Verity is an extremely polished, articulate and professional master of ceremonies who has hosted numerous government and corporate events including Sir David Brand Tourism Awards, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards (W.A.), Sheraton Hotel Wine Industry Awards, Property Council of Australia Awards, Visitor Servicing Association Conference (three consecutive years), Elder Abuse Conference and Breakfast Forum, Tourism Australia Regional Convention, WA Government Risk Management Conference, Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia Defence Conference (twice), TEMC Conference, and many others.


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Accolades from previous speaking engagements

  • “The contribution made by Verity as MC/facilitator of Visitor Servicing Association Conference was absolutely superb. She was professional, open, relaxed, entertaining, related well to the audience, and was described by some delegates as the ‘highlight of
    the conference’. We will utilise her services again.”

    Ray Bird, Director, Meeting Masters Pty.Ltd

  • “Verity did a great job as MC for the official opening of Forrestfield Expansion Project, and was the perfect choice to welcome government ministers and VIP guests. We had excellent feedback from attendees regarding her role.”

    Andrew Bird. Meeting Masters Pty.Ltd

  • “From the comments we received, everyone thoroughly enjoyed Verity’s contribution as MC, especially the humour she brought to the occasion. It is always pleasing to have laughter at what can sometimes be a very serious AGM. Great MC.”

    Steve Joske, Executive Director, Australian Red Cross

  • “Better than excellent, because just ‘excellent’ doesn’t do Verity justice. She was the consummate professional and helped make the event a great success. She was a delight to work with and added tremendous value to the occasion through her professional, yet relaxed and friendly manner with the audience.”

    Ian Johnson, Executive Services Manager, Tourism W.A.

  • “As always Verity was fantastic as MC for Engineering Leadership Conference – the audience raved about her.”

    Lexie Duncan. Encanta Events Management