Gerry O’Leary

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NEP Australia
Training Manager and SVGW Mentor Program Administrator

Gerry O’Leary has over 35 years of television production and broadcast operations expertise. She has worked on numerous international sporting events both domestically and overseas in a variety of roles in broadcast and media operations. Having started her career with ABC TV working on all facets of broadcasting, with a particular focus on live sport production, O’Leary became the first female in Australia to direct and produce live national sport broadcasts. In 1996, she joined Fox Sports as supervising producer to oversee the production of major sporting events.

In 1998, O’Leary was seconded by the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee to set up Host Broadcast Services and was involved in the recruitment and training of media students for both Olympic and Paralympic games. She began working with Global Television in 2007 and was appointed training manager of Global Television and the Federal Government’s training initiative Television Technical Operations College (TTOC) in 2008. She later joined the University of Western Sydney to work with academics and students in providing hands on production experience that gave students relevant practical skills and proficiency in broadcasting.

The Federal Government recruited O’Leary in 2013 as host broadcast manager for the G20 2014 Leaders’ Summit where she managed successful outcomes for over 2,000 media in attendance. In 2016, she worked as head of training for the host broadcaster of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She recruited and trained over 240 students and graduates to work on the broadcast in a variety of roles. O’Leary has been NEP’s training manager for the past three years.