Gemma Acton

Travels from: New South Wales

Fast becoming one of Australia’s foremost business and financial commentators

Categories: Finance and Investment, Women in Business

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Currently working as the Seven Network’s Finance Editor, Gemma Acton is fast becoming one of Australia’s foremost business and financial commentators. She covers financial and business story’s making headlines nationally and internationally, making them easy to understand for any audience. 

Since 2019, Gemma has also made regular appearances on ‘The Latest from 7News’, anchored by Michael Usher, where she delivers up-to-the-minute updates on the news events of the day. 

Previously, Gemma worked overseas, including London, New York, Dubai, Milan, and Paris. It was during this time that she successfully pursued career opportunities in the creative, financial, and educational fields, including at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and PIMCO. 

Before returning to Australia, Gemma was part of the CNBC team as a news anchor and correspondent. Her enthusiasm for stories driving local and international markets saw her become a favourite with audiences.  She also worked as a producer at CNBC and spent eight years in various investment banking and asset management roles.

Gemma earned her MBA/MA from the Lauder Institute and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has her Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.

In her current role, Gemma reports on, shares, and simplifies business and financial stories, ensuring she focusses on how the issues affect everyday Australians. She keeps a keen eye on how the digital world is having an effect on jobs, finance, and livelihoods. 

As a speaker, Gemma’s key attributes and expertise make her a highly sought after MC and facilitator for functions and events. She speaks on the topics of finance and business, as well as women in business. 

Speaker Topics

Business, Economics and Finance
Gemmas presentation pairs her primary focus of domestic financial issues and their formative effect on the everyday Australian together with her global financial expertise accrued from spending eighteen years abroad, to bring a unique perspective of Australias financial position on the world stage. Gemma tailors this keynote speech to suit the specific interests of the audience, ensuring she delivers a mix of historical and topical content and can incorporate graphics to augment her presentation.
The Purse
Gemma has developed a keynote presentation based on the content that will be covered in her podcast produced for the Seven Network. Gemma strives to empower Australian women to take control of their own money matters, and works to both address and explain the everyday money challenges that are causing sleepless nights for Australian women.

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