"Bill has become such an integral part of our team. He is far more than a personality that is connected with us, he is an active supporter and advocate, and he leads by example. Bill has also been instrumental in attracting other businesses and benefactors, and also introduced me to rugby league legend Trevor Gillmeister who too is now an Ambassador. I have also sought Bill's counsel on media opportunities and he has not only helped attract support but he has also assisted in the storytelling.
ln my long career in the not-for-profit sector I have had the privilege of working with many high profile people. From movie stars, TV hosts, artists and sports people - most of which were very supportive but I have to say that Bill McDonald is special. He is the person who fully commits, who is enthusiastic and nothing is too much trouble - and I believe this is because he genuinely cares, and is driven by the opportunity to help make things better for all of us. I am proud to commend Bill to you, and privileged to be able to now refer to him as a friend."
Chief Executive Officer
The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Bill both personally and over the last two years as a board member. He has been a valuable member of our board, always contributing in a professional and productive manner to some of the complex challenges that the Kokoda Youth Foundation faces from time to time.
Despite him being well know Bill is a humble man. He is a clear thinker, always positive with a wit and humour to match his modest personality. He has a quiet and confident manner, a valuable insight particularly in relation to the marketing and media industry.
Bill would be a great asset to any board or organization and the Foundation has been privileged to have his support and commitment over the past 2 years. We look forward to Bills ongoing contribution and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Doug Henderson OAM
I have worked professionally with Bill and socialised with him as a friend. I have always found him to be very professional and diligent with his work. Bill displays great enthusiasm and initiative; he has excellent communication skills and has a very focused and sincere personality. Bill has proven to be a great asset to those he has worked with and is reliable, trustworthy and has time and time again been acknowledged by his peers and superiors alike.
Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG
Starting a brand new business has many challenges, so finding the perfect blend of marketing, partnerships and community engagement is a critical ingredient for success. Forming a partnership with Bill was one of the best decisions we made as a business. His skills and network of influence, resulted in approximately 10 sales which for the size of our business, was a remarkable achievement.
I would also like to make special mention of Bill's genuine nature and sincere attitude in cultivating a great relationship with myself on a personal level. Thank you again for everything you have done for our business and I wish you well in future endeavours.
Audi Centre Sunshine Coast
For almost 10 years Bill McDonald has offered his professional services to the Salvation Army as Master of Ceremonies at the Red Shield Appeal Official Opening function in Brisbane. The quality of Bill’s presentation has contributed to the growing reputation this annual fundraising function has gained among the Brisbane business audience.
The function now attracts up to 1000 guests annually. Bill always gives a polished performance, whether introducing The Govenor of Queensland or interviewing homeless youth who have been helped by the Salvos. He is sensitive to each situation, adapting his style when necessary. Bill always ensures the program flows smoothly, whether following a prepared script or improvising when the opportunity arises. What I admire about Bill’s style is that his focus is always on the event he is supporting, never himself.
He is genuinely community minded, giving his time and skills with a spirit of generosity. I would thoroughly recommend Bill McDonald to anyone looking for a professional master of Ceremonies, whatever the function or event.
Neil Dickson (Major)
Communications & Public Relations Secretary
As President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, I would like to thank you and commend you on the excellent job you did for our organisation acting as MC for our annual awards night on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Tivoli in Brisbane. Your professionalism, good humour and ability to engage the room was outstanding and we very much hope that you will return and MC for us again in 2013. I would not hesitate in recommending you as an MC to any organisation. Your ability to adapt to any situation and keep the flow of the evening running smoothly was exemplary and we thoroughly enjoyed having you add a real touch of polish to our annual big industry awards night.
President PRIA Qld
Bill was an absolute professional and pleasure to work with - An excellent choice for any organisation looking for a business host for their next corporate function – Timely, articulate, entertaining and ‘the voice of authority’ assisted in creating an excellent event – Would happily recommend!
Director, CFO Series
Bill McDonald has fulfilled the role of Chairman’s Club MC, the Gold Coast Suns official match day function throughout the 2011 and 2012 Toyota AFL Premiership seasons. Bill’s professionalism and approach to his work is excellent, at all times understanding the needs of the client and the nature of event planning, adapting quickly to any last minute changes. He has also undertaken several speaking roles for official on-field presentations and delivered these to a high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending Bill for any similar MC or hosting roles.
Gold Coast Suns AFL Club.
Bill McDonald has been the MC at various Bravehearts events over the past two years since becoming an Ambassador for our organisation and is our first choice for any of our corporate or social events. Bill brings a unrivalled level of professionalism and integrity to this most important role and can adapt to any changes or problems that may arrive in a calm and controlled manner, making the event run smoothly form start to finish. Bill’s friendly and approachable personality has been greatly appreciated with glowing comments from our many guests who have attended our events.
I have had the pleasure of Bill McDonald being the MC of our major fundraising event, the Gala Ball, for the past 8 years. Bill has displayed true professionalism in his delivery and in his support of PCYC Queensland.
He relates easily to a wide cross section of the community, with our audience profile being made up of senior politicians, senior police, prominent business people, supporters, staff and PCYC members and volunteers from all over Queensland. Supporting the cause has also seen Bill MC our Business Supporters Club dinners, again continuously delivering in his confident style and friendly manner. We enjoy the support of Bill and quite simply recommend him as an exceptional MC.
State Manager – Events & Awards