Madonna has become an in-demand MC and compere for everything from legal hypotheticals, to medical conferences, university and political debates, to government seminars, property forums, community summits and charity events. She will work with you – and host your event whether it is over breakfast, lunch, dinner, or the weekend, anywhere in Australia. She will also speak – and has – on issues as wide as being a busy mum, the future of the media, the current political climate and the state of popular opinion in Australia.

Here are what others, who have used Madonna, have to say:

“Madonna conducted two hypotheticals for our local government managers’ conference in Yeppoon. They were excellent – providing serious content in an entertaining, engaging and fun way. Madonna flawlessly researched the issues, contacting all speakers beforehand, and her journalistic rigour, ability to think on the spot and dose of good humour meant the session was also full of valuable lessons. We’d certainly recommend her.”

Peta Irvine, LGMA CEO

“As the CPD Event Manager for the Queensland Division of the Australian Property Institute (API), I have had the pleasure of working with Madonna King on a number of occasions. In her role as Master of Ceremonies, for the largest event on the API calendar, Madonna brings an exceptional level of professionalism and enthusiasm. Madonna is always well researched in the subject matter and is extremely thorough and hands on with preparation leading up to the event. I would not hesitate in referring someone to Madonna King when looking for a Master of Ceremonies.”

Julianne de Groot, Australian Property Institute

“Madonna went above and beyond our expectations in her role as MC at our 2011 Mining Industry Skills Centre Conference. She took it upon herself to call speakers to get background research, and helped support our event team in managing the flow of the day. We all enjoyed working with Madonna and would wholeheartedly recommend her for any corporate events.”

Mining Industry Skills Centre



Madonna’s agenda-setting morning radio program covered the full range of issues while keeping in touch with the human side of the news. It has made her one of the state’s best known journalists, a profile carved from experience around the nation, including coverage of the last five prime ministers. Every day for six years, she talked to politicians, business people, sports people, social advocates, lawyers, judges and, most importantly, the public of Queensland.

She has written almost 500 columns in the state’s biggest selling newspaper, The Courier-Mail with commentary ranging from politics to social justice, to crime and drugs policy, picking up a host of state and national awards. Her column appears each Thursday on

“She’s become the voice of current affairs in Brisbane.”

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh



Madonna believes that a good facilitator’s strength is to listen and encourage those in a debate to use their expertise to identify answers that often evade them. Madonna’s experience in corporate Australia is wide and varied. Regularly for the last four years, she has questioned Australia’s top CEOs over business lunches.

Some of those include:

  • Mr Richard Goyder, managing director and CEO of Wesfarmers Limited,
  • Mr Matthew Quinn, managing director of Stockland,
  • Mr Alan Moss, CEO of Macquarie Bank,
  • Mr Wal King, chief executive of Leighton Holdings
  • Mr John Mulcahy, CEO of the Suncorp Group
  • Mr Terry Davis, group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil,
  • Mr Geoff Dixon, managing director and CEO of Qantas
  • Ms Sue Morphett, CEO of Pacific Brands,
  • Mr Mike Smith, CEO of the ANZ bank,
  • Mr Peter Ritchie, former deputy chair of the 7 Network and chief executive of McDonald’s Australia,
  • Dr Ken Henry, Federal Treasury secretary,
  • Mr Tom Albanese, chief executive of Rio Tinto,
  • Mr David Stewart, CEO of Leighton Holdings Ltd.


The type of functions she has helped facilitate range from internal government seminars, to public property and political debates, from urban development and local government hypotheticals, to mining conferences and economic reviews.