We are delighted to announce that our presenter for this year’s conference is Holly Hamilton, an award-winning broadcaster best known as a presenter on BBC Breakfast & BBC Sport. Originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland, Holly has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest networks.
As one of BBC Breakfast's most energetic presenters, Holly's career has taken her from the famous red sofa to the green grass courts of Wimbledon where she was part of the BBC's coverage from the All England Club last year and to the red carpet where she presented live from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. You'll also find her covering some of the biggest sporting events across the UK for BBC Sport on an almost daily basis.
Away from sport, Holly is the new presenter for BBC holiday series, Getaways as well as a familiar face across BBC Northern Ireland, hosting “Open for Summer” from The Open in Portrush alongside Colin Murray and as one of this year’s presenters for Children in Need.
Despite her Irish roots, Holly's career began in Scotland where she worked for Scottish Television (STV) for several years and was part of the original news broadcasters on the channel's flagship political programme "Scotland Tonight". She also worked as News and Sport Editor for Downtown Radio and Cool FM where she was part of the Breakfast show voted "Radio Show of the Year" (CIPR Awards).
This year sees Holly continue her work with BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast with some exciting developments in the pipeline for 2020.