Chris De Havilland
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Country: Australia

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Chris De Havilland

  When you need the most extraordinary speaker for the most extraordinary audience… 


Experts’ expert

Specialists’ specialist

Leaders’ leader


Chris De Havilland


Do you want…

Top Of Mind Recall for your Event?

If your audience must be entertained with your event remembered for all the right reasons…

Chris De Havilland creates your Celebrated Luminary to confound, regale, motivate and astonish …

He convinces governments, corporate leaders and national TV!

Imagine what he can do for you?!

Chris headlines TV News with his hoaxes and is awarded the Corporate Speakers only ‘Perfect Score’ at a national business leaders’ conference. 


As the original Hoax Master:

 •  Chris was invited to join the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip for the opening of a city centre

 •  he headlined TV National News in an interview with them to build an underwater theme park in the national capital 

 •  he had all nationalities crying with laughter at the opening of an international airport... in Asia!


Either live or on television, Chris has presented everything from scientific discoveries to legal precedents, corporate takeovers to entrepreneurial genius, sporting strategies to future predictions.


Chris has over 30 years’ experience since he coined the term ‘Tailor Made Speaker’ to create exactly what his client needed to open a skyscraper in the centre of a capital city.  

Since then he has delivered thousands of speeches, adjudicated debates, hosted summits, launched products and lectured internationally. 

Chris has featured on all size screens around the world from international Pepsi commercials to YouTube videos attracting over 10 million hits! 

You will have seen Chris on television across Australia and throughout the Pacific, but in many you won’t recognize him as he's any one of the hundreds of characters he’s created. That is a major reason why he successfully returns many times for the same clients, often to the same groups of people. 

During that time he has needed to be funny, clever, witty, motivating and extremely well researched.

He’s had to assume countless nationalities, add 20+ years, add 30+ kilos, shave his head, grow hair, change his face, change his skin colour, dress up and dress down.

Being able to speak numerous languages, master foreign accents and transform his appearance from Hollywood’s leading movie makeup artists has all certainly helped. 

He’s the eminent visiting expert at the convention dinner, the Royal family adviser sharing VIP and celebrity secrets at your product launch or road-show and the international business leader featured on TV! 

Voted 'Best Speaker' at international and national conferences, ‘Most Entertaining and Useful Presentation’ by university groups and invited to lobby governments on behalf of national associations, he was attributed as a major reason for the world’s largest company’s highest sales growth of any of its products… ever! 

He’s been Richard Branson’s mentor, Warren Buffet’s closest financial advisor and the Pope’s public relations manager! 

Chris is a formidable lateral thinker and whether your subject is Sport, Politics, Business, Television, Finance, HR, Art, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Communications, OH&S, Education, Industry, Mining, Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Labor or Trade, Chris De Havilland has lectured in all these and more. 

NB: Due to the fact that many clients constitute those delegated with responsibility, holding positions of power and influence, their reputations and careers must be protected. Audiences enjoy immensely being totally 'fooled' by the fabrications Chris provides, but not at the expense of their credibility. Therefore discretion is assured and Chatham House rules apply. Some select video available on request.


‘Lots of laughs thanks to Chris De Havilland. His stream of one-liners about the financial and property industries kept the audience in constant giggles...' The Daily Telegraph 

‘Got the message across better than anyone else.' The Qantas Club

'A large number of specialists made a point of thanking Pfizer for a most innovative and unique presentation. ...the standing ovation given is proof of how well you were received. ...we have had positive feedback on the good relationship that your input has generated between our company and this important group of medical specialists. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

'Chris’ performance gelled the occasion into exactly what we wanted'. Roz Richardson, BHP Billiton­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

'I was so impressed with the professionalism of your character.   Every nuance, physical interpretation, gesture and timing, particularly your control of the character right through to the ‘exposure’ was excellent. A true craftsman – meant as the highest accolade.   Well done Chris.' Carole Gregson. Conference Business Manager, National Employment Services Association (NESA)

'...we have had responses from many of our guests about their enjoyment of our "Exceptional man of the evening." NAFDA


Chris De Havilland creates the guru of your industry to be much more than a motivational speaker.

He dines, debates and discusses with delegates culminating in a dynamic discourse, during which he will even open the floor for questions if you wish. He’s acknowledged the plaudits from live audiences ranging from twenty to those numbering in the thousands. His charismatic characters will astound, entertain and sell your message to your audience. What’s more, they love him and will love you, for it!

Chris De Havilland overturns mindsets, launches products, motivates malingerers, trains teams, causes controversy, presents spectacular awards and entertains clients. For your corporate breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail party, exhibition, conference or private function, Chris is a one man ‘WOW factory’ as keynote presenter and/or guest MC and/or feature entertainer, creating the elusive ‘Wow Factor’ for your event.
Chris, the ‘Master of Disguise’ radically alters his physical appearance using movie techniques, then with his mastery of languages, accents and remarkable ability to change the timbre of his voice, transforms to become French, Italian, Russian, South African, German, English, Irish, Scottish, Swedish, Lapp, American and all manner of nationalities in between; to assume the character needed to achieve maximum effect for you.
If appropriate, he will return unrecognizable to the same audience at the same event, on the same day (or night) and turn their psyches inside out! (Here, he also uses other talents you can refer to on enquiry.)


Note: All these documents will be only accessible upon booking confirmation.

1. Public Liability Certificate

Client to provide:  Stage / performance area, Production with Mic, private and secure change room (toilets are not acceptable) and parking close to venue

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‘Procrastinate Later’. Meanwhile – determine, decide and deliver. Embrace change and instigate or support every beneficial change you can. Life depends on change. "Become the butterfly - or remain a grub." ‘Putting it off’ just delays accomplishment = slow suicide. Deciding to ‘not do something’ is still a decision. Chris shows how change is beneficial. He demonstrates change comes from within, proves it is constant and reveals how unchanging human nature gives those instigating change the advantage. Discover what it means to be a committed, even ‘small n’, neophiliac. 30 minutes Start From $2,960.00 Send Enquiry
Your celebrated keynote speaker can be from almost anywhere in the world as most befits your audience and event. A renowned expert in any profession to radically alter their perception of their own situation, enterprise or discipline. Your keynote speaker dines with your audience (if applicable) prior to speaking and takes questions from the floor following his presentation. He reveals himself at the conclusion to emphasise your theme or brand creating powerful front of mind recall. He is very careful to hand audience members back their dignities and egos intact. This is best suited for specialists in their respective fields, highly knowledgeable about their subject. This is highly effective to indelibly print a brand or message on the minds of those in attendance. It is commonplace for presentations to remembered for decades, eliciting smiles all round, as humour is always woven throughout.. NB: Often our audiences constitute those delegated with much responsibility, holding positions of power and influence. Their credibility affects their careers, so discretion is assured and Chatham House rules apply. * Minimum one month notice required pending availability for research and speaker establishment. 40 minutes Start From $5,090.00 Send Enquiry
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