Travels from: Victoria
Experienced radio and television host
Categories: MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Hamish McLachlan first began his broadcasting career within horse sports and polo. His experience as both a player and administrator led him to opportunities where he called games locally.
It wasn’t long before he was required at larger tournaments including Cartier International in England and the International Tests throughout Europe and Asia.
His goal was to get a job broadcasting back home, so McLachlan spent three summers in Europe hosting sporting events, calling matches and gaining enough knowledge and skills needed to succeed in Australia.
Returning to Australia in 2008, Hamish joined Channel Seven’s presenting team and became the host of AFL Game Day, a Sunday morning football show which features a current player or coach each week. Hamish brought the television show to success with a careful balance of both informed opinion and comedic relief. The prosperity of the show caused Hamish to be asked by Channel Seven to host the Spring Racing broadcast and call tennis matches for the World Feed Broadcast of the Australian Open.
McLachlan the moved onto radio when Triple M approached him to host their Spring Racing coverage in 2008. His coverage earned him an award and he became highly sought-after within the industry. As recognition of his triumphant work, he was offered a role calling Saturday night and Sunday afternoon AFL matches for Triple M.
Since then, Hamish has hosted several programs for Channel Seven within the AFL Grand Final Week including the ANZAC Day Special, The Season’s Best as well as a three hour special of AFL Game Day live from the MCG. He was also chosen by Seven to anchor Such is Life – The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins – The Panel Debate, which resulted in grand success. He has also hosted the Australian Open Tennis.
Hamish McLachlan is an in-demand speaker and presents well as a clever and amusing master of ceremonies.
Hamish was extremely charismatic and a great host for a relaxed, upbeat event. Great at engaging with the crowd and was certainly professional when the situation called for it. He seemed to genuinely care about the success of the night, and was keen to be across the details he needed to be.