Speakers Amanda Drury
Amanda “Mandy” Drury has had a 22-year career working at the pinnacle of global business. She has worked extensively with leading television networks CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NBC, MSNBC and Australia’s Channel 7.
Ms. Drury has interviewed political and business heavyweights such as Rupert Murdoch, President Donald Trump, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Jamie Dimon as well as Australian politicians such as Paul Keating, John Hewson, Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey. She also co-anchored CNBC’s “The Call” with current Director of the US National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, in New York.
Working extensively in the Asia-Pacific arena, she has also interviewed and worked with Prime Ministers, CEOs, central bankers and finance ministers in that region. Ms. Drury has also had the pleasure of interviewing personalities from the celebrity world, such as Kylie Minogue, Curtis Stone, Mike Tyson, and the Sharks from Shark Tank in the US.
In addition, Ms. Drury is a sought-after moderator on the world stage. She has moderated conferences for organisations such as Credit Suisse, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Chartered Bank and LinkedIn, as well as for non-profits such as the United Nations on topics ranging from women’s issues, microfinance and climate change. She has also moderated events in emerging industries like New Frontier Data’s Global Cannabis Town Hall.
Ms. Drury is a seasoned MC for events such as Rotary International conventions, Advance Global Australian Awards, Platts Global Energy Awards, and the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
She also enjoys being able to contribute her time for charity, volunteering for Rotary, the Wayside Chapel, and emceeing fundraising events for pet rescue shelters, cancer prevention, autism, St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir and local schools.
She is an alum of Melbourne University and has worked in New York, Tokyo, London, Singapore and currently lives in Sydney with her husband and two boys.