|Eddie McGuire is an accomplished businessman, best-selling author, and one of Australia's most acclaimed media personalities, with over 25 years' award-winning experience.
In roles ranging from cadet reporter to CEO of the Nine Network, McGuire has spearheaded ratings blockbusters including The Footy Show and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the most successful weekly quiz program ever broadcast in Australia.
The host of major international sports events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, the Super Bowl, and Formula One Grand Prix, and live event television including the TV Week Logie Awards and 1 vs 100, McGuire is regarded as the best in the business.
McGuire is host of MMM's popular breakfast radio program The Hot Breakfast and a columnist for the country's biggest selling newspaper, The Sunday Herald Sun. He also owns one of Australia's fastest growing independent media production companies.
As President of Collingwood Football Club, McGuire led the Club to its first premiership in 20 years and his vision for a world class training facility in the heart of the biggest sports and entertainment precinct in the world has been realised. Recently Collingwood was valued in excess of $340m, one of the most valuable sporting clubs in the world.
McGuire sits on a number of other boards including the Victorian Major Events Committee, Athletics Australia, leading stock broking firm Evans & Partners, as well as advisory roles with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Burnet Institute, the Olivia Newton John Cancer Council, the Alfred Hospital Foundation and the Leukaemia Research Fund for the Royal Children's Hospital.
He was recognised in 2005 for his “service to the community, particularly through support for health care and welfare organisations, and to broadcasting”, receiving a Member of the Order of Australia award.