Gemma Acton has worked across broadcast media, business, and finance for more than two decades, covering market-moving stories and meeting the people behind the headlines -at home in Australia and across the world.
Gemma Acton is currently the Network Finance Editor at 7 News -the most-watched news service in Australia -where she presents the latest financial and business news to audiences across the entire country. Prior to this, she hosted broadcast programmes at CNBC International in London and worked as an on-air correspondent pursuing stories across Europe for the network.
Returning to Australia in late 2017 was a lovely homecoming after she spent 18 years abroad living, working, and studying in cities including London, New York, Dubai, Milan, and Paris. In addition to broadcasting, during this time abroad, she worked in investment banking and wealth management at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and PIMCO.
Gemma also gained an MBA/MA from the Lauder Institute and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a BA from University College London, and the highly prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst qualification. She recently also attained her Company Directors Course qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Gemma’s day job involves interviewing chief executives, company founders, fund managers and industry experts -as well as everyday Australians -to understand how changes in our economy and society affect all of us.
To relax, she swims every day and has a particular love of skiing, tennis and running. She likes to read Italian and French -and do battle with cryptic crosswords -to keep her brain ticking along!