Jenny Brockie is one of Australia’s most gifted and sought-after forum facilitators. Jenny is well known for hosting SBS TV’s Insight where she facilitates an always lively and thought provoking discussion on a wide range of topics with more than 50 participants weekly.
Her experience on Insight and as a journalist, documentary film maker and interviewer, give her a unique set of skills which she uses to elicit information in an informative and entertaining way. Her exceptional ability to draw out people’s ideas, get them talking to one another and encourage audience participation is a hallmark of her work as a facilitator.
Jenny is in strong demand as a facilitator, interviewer and speaker in both the public and private sectors having worked with clients such as the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Gold Coast City Council Urban Design Conference, GHD Engineering, Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health, the Banksia Environmental Foundation, Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency, Housing NSW, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and Film Victoria.
Jenny Brockie’s career spans television, radio and print. An award-winning documentary filmmaker she produced Cop It Sweet, The Devil You Know, So Help Me God, Our Street and Bad Behaviour. For two years, Jenny hosted her own radio show on 702 ABC Sydney and presented the interview series Speaking Personally on ABC TV. She also reported exclusively for current affairs programs including Four Corners and Nationwide.
Her work as a television journalist and documentary film maker has earned her a coveted Gold Walkley, two AFI Awards, a Logie, a Human Rights Award, two Law Society Awards and another Walkley. In 2006 and 2008, Jenny received a United Nations Association Media Peace award for her work on Insight.
As the host of Insight, Jenny Brockie has repeatedly proved her supremacy in that most perilous of jobs – TV forum ringmaster … Acting simultaneously as moderator, interviewer and crowd-tamer, Brockie excels where so many flail by corralling her disparate corps of commentators in a manner that emphatically develops issues instead of labouring them.– The Age