Brendan Courtney – Keynote Speaker

Award-Winning TV Presenter & Author

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Specialist Subjects

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Live MC/ Speaker, Awards Host
  • TV presenter / broadcaster / producer
  • Creative director / Designer
  • Author


  • English


Brendan Courtney’s professional journey as an Award-Winning TV Presenter coupled with his personal story as Ireland’s first openly Gay TV host has led to him becoming an inspirational speaker and advocate for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

His unique, entertaining and engaging style means not only is Brendan an in-demand TV star but also a globally sought after Live-Event / Awards Host and Speaker who inspires awareness to impact for positive change.

One of Ireland’s best known and well-loved TV Presenters, Broadcaster, Activist and Designers. Brendan Courtney has established himself as an intelligent, insightful generous host, on “Keys to my Life”, his original TV format currently broadcasting Sunday nights RTE1. At the same time, he is one of Ireland’s most trusted, empathetic and safe pair of hands on his recent ‘Live Studio’ series, RTE1’s ‘Ireland on Call’

Starting his career as a TV researcher he has been a TV Presenter for over 20 years. He has hosted countless TV series in Ireland and the UK including his own self-titled terrestrial TV talk show. Selling his first TV format ‘Wanderlust” to 19 countries, he went on to start, run and successfully exit his London based TV production company ‘Giant film & TV’.

Brendan also runs his own successful women’s wear fashion label ‘Lennon Courtney’ with his business partner Sonya Lennon, with whom he has also co-written two No.1 books on confidence and style.

Using his profile to advocate for equality in the areas of health, housing, age and gender Brendan Courtney recently achieved first-class honours in Europe’s first Masters of Business (MBA) Degree in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.

His TV series “This Crowded House” examined the housing crisis and both of his recent documentaries ‘We need to talk about Dad” and ‘We need to talk about Mam’ dealt with aging, housing, health care and the family, and fuelled legal reform in Ireland.

Brendan Courtney was one of the key public faces of the ‘Yes Equality’ Marriage Referendum and as Ireland’s first openly Gay TV presenter, he has always crusaded for equality across gender, LGBTQ, age and housing. He is a regular corporate speaker on Equality, Inclusion & Diversity to audiences across the Globe.

His unique approach, engaging voice and personal story inspires awareness and makes an impact for positive change.

Popular Talks by Brendan Courtney

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

As Irelands first openly Gay TV presenter Brendan’s professional journey has been paved with EDI obstacles and insights, he is an internationally sought after EDI speaker and Corporate EDI day facilitator, to cement his knowledge in the area, Brendan has just this year been awarded a first class honours in Europe’s first MBA (Masters of Business Degree) in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Live MC/ Speaker, Awards Host

Brendan has hosted countless Events and Awards Ceremonies, everything from the BBC Arts Awards to the Health Care Workers Awards to the VIP Style Awards, He is a popular entertaining and engaging host.

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