James O'Loghlin

James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected and recognisable media personalities with a passion for Practical Innovation.

James O’Loghlin is one of Australia’s most respected and recognisable media personalities with a passion for practical innovation.

An experienced corporate speaker, master facilitator, corporate comedian, and media personality, James is perhaps best known as the host of over 300 episodes of “The New Inventors” on ABC-TV and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio.

He has been delighting corporate audiences with his unique brand of corporate comedy for over a decade and is equally at home giving keynote speeches, acting as MC for awards nights and conferences, and facilitating panel discussions.

James speaks on the topics of persuasion and influence where he shares practical strategies that will enable people to be more persuasive and influential, mental health and the strategies to identify and address burnout, and overcoming the barriers to innovation to create a work culture that embraces new ideas.

After many years of work in Australia, he is a favorite with Australian audiences and event planners. James is a true industry professional with hundreds of successful live events to his credit.

Master of Ceremonies

After two decades of corporate speaking work in Australia, James O’Loghlin is an accomplished and highly experienced MC who can draw laughs from whatever is happening whilst running the event efficiently and appropriately. You get the professionalism of an experienced radio and television host who is utterly at home on stage combined with the humour of one of Australia’s best corporate comedians.

Master Facilitator

James is also an experienced and able panel facilitator who always ensures that the discussion is both informative and entertaining. He draws on his experience as a radio host and ex-criminal lawyer to ask the right questions at the right time. His television background as The New Inventors host enabled him to elicit all the relevant information and his unique brand of corporate comedy to keep it entertaining and engaging for the audience.


Communication Manager, Qantas.

"Bringing his unique blend of wit, charm and professionalism, James not only kept the event organised but also infused it with energy and engagement. His ability to connect with the audience and navigate the conference agenda made our event a success."

Legal Counsel - Stockland

"James was fantastic.  He tailored his speech perfectly to our particular event demographic and stuck to our brief.  All participants at our event commented on how James was funny, relatable and very practical. I was extremely pleased with the result and will highly recommend James in the future."

Event Manager, BT Financial Group

"It was a delight working with James. He listened, he was flexible and he very quickly grasped our objectives for our conference. As an MC, James kept the whole day running perfectly and as a keynote received the most highly regarded feedback out of any of our speakers. It was a pleasure working with James and I’d be delighted to do so again."