Journalist and Author
Leigh Sales is a multi-award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and currently anchors its current affairs program 7.30.
She is the face of the ABC's major events coverage, including federal election and budget nights. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities from Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Leigh has held numerous roles at the ABC, including as Washington Correspondent, and is a three-time winner of Australia's highest journalist prize, the Walkley Award.
She's the author of three books, the most recent being national bestseller Any Ordinary Day.
Leigh also co-hosts a wildly popular podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3.
In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to Journalism. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations and was awarded Deakin University's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Leigh Sales AO appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International
Keynote 1: Super – the next horizon
Keynote 2: Driving towards recovery: Can Australia steer its own path?