Corporate MC’s, Conference Facilitators & Marriage Celebrants
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A Mayor Tom Tate Ian Cousins

Welcome to the online home of Ian Cousins, one of the Gold Coast’s highly experienced corporate MC’s, conference facilitators and marriage celebrants. A true master of presenting, Ian is exceptionally accomplished in officiating corporate events, conferences, seminars and charity functions. He is also an authorised civil celebrant registered with the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.

As a Gold Coast/Tweed Heads resident for many years, Ian has a folio of accessible resources to assist you in designing your unique ceremony or event. This experience and knowledge has provided Ian with an untaught instinct that is responsive to the flow of any event. He has the ability to judge the mood of an audience and adjust the dynamics of the event as needed. Known for his energetic and interactive style, Ian ensures your audience feels they are an integral part of the day.

Ian has developed an extensive list of partners, most of whom he continues to present for. He has presided over a number of events for organisations including Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Bid Ltd., Gold Coast City Council, Ocean Road Magazine, Gold Coast Blaze, Gold Coast Titans, Queensland Government,. Ian is also involved in the community as a board member of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the President of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards. He is a director of Community Radio 94.1 FM.

  • Jetstar Gold Coast Titans Corporate Functions

    Ian is an intrinsic part of our entertainment team as Master of Ceremonies at Titans Corporate functions on Game Day at Skilled Park.

    He has an innate ability to be able to connect the audience with the wide range of guests that he interviews from sports stars and legends to celebrities from all walks of life and profession. He is the consummate professional adding well-researched material to his broad base of knowledge and great presentation skills, which give a very polished performance every time.

    Ian Buchanan
    General Manager, Marketing, Media & Operations
    Gold Coast Titans
  • Gold Coast Bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Ian Cousins is an extremely professional, beautifully spoken and versatile emcee who presents a function with warmth and enthusiasm and has an innate ability to connect with an audience.

    As emcee of several functions during the Gold Coast Bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games I was constantly impressed with Ian’s level of research, his preparation and subject knowledge prior to an event. He is punctual, thorough and thoughtful with an attention to detail that makes guests and presenters feel welcome and at ease. Thanks for your contribution to the success of the Bid. I look forward to working with you in the future!

    Tamara Morris
    Manager, Communications and Community Engagement
  • Ocean Road Magazine

    We simply love having Ian Cousins as our MC for the Ocean Road Magazine series of lunches.

    No matter what the format, Ian has the ability and experience to ensure our events are a complete success. He brings professionalism and charisma to each job no matter how big or small. His humour, wit and ability to connect with the audience are some of the key reasons our luncheons have been so successful. From interviewing celebrities, to working with award-winning chefs and raising money for a series of charities, Ian will continue to be our MC choice for Ocean Road Magazine.

    Naomi Spies
    Ruby Public Relations
  • 2011 Zarraffa’s National Franchise Conference

    Recently, Ian performed the duty of Conference facilitator for our 2011 Zarraffa’s National Franchise Conference.

    Ian showed exceptional dedication to this role from the very beginning, by attending pre-event meetings to gain a greater understanding of the business and to ensure he had captured our vision for the event. Ian was extremely engaging with our audience and his organization and preparation was evident. He was extremely well received by franchisees, suppliers and Zarraffa’s Head Office staff.

    Zarraffa’s Coffee is extremely grateful for Ian’s contribution to this event and for his dedication to ensure not only that the conference ran smoothly but we as a group achieve our ultimate conference goals.

  • 2011 National School Leavers Conference

    Dear Ian,
    I would like to thank you for facilitating the 2011 National School Leavers Conference.

    Your contribution helped us to deliver conference program that was professional staged, engaging and informative. It was wonderful to see delegates from across Australia embrace the opportunity to share their experiences and discuss strategies that shapes Schoolies in each state. Initial feedback from the delegates demonstrates that they found the conference both valuable and entertaining.

    Thank you once again for your contribution to this important national conversation.

    Liliana Montague
    General Manager Communication Services
    Corporate Services – Department of Communities
  • The Southport School Foundation

    I have known Ian Cousins for a number of years, however I have been working particularly close with him during the past 12 months, as he is MC at The Southport School Foundation Business Breakfast, of which I am the Chair.

    I have been consistently impressed with Ian’s attitude, enthusiasm, and performance on the actual day, as well as his researching in preparation for the morning. He offers his services to the school for the morning on a voluntary basis of which is wonderful and assists us to raise further monies for our Foundation Scholarship Programs.

    Jodie Jackman
    Vice President
    The Southport School Foundation

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