Ian Doyle has been actively involved in the radio and television industry in Australia for more than 20 years as a journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker and executive producer. He holds a degree in Economics from James Cook University and a Diploma of Education from Queensland University. He taught in North Queensland for five years at Blackheath and Thornburgh College at Charters Towers.
He has worked with and presented a number of local and national programs including ABC TV’s Countrywide and Landline, the Country Hour, Australia All Over, Tony Delroy’s Nightlife, Channel 7 weather, ABC Early Mornings and 891 ABC Adelaide’s breakfast program.
In 1997 Ian resigned from the ABC to establish a media production and consulting company Doyle Media Services (SA) Pty Ltd. DMS has recently completed a number of TV documentaries for the Seven Network’s World Around Us program, SBS’s Global Village and ABC TV’s Landline program.
The documentaries include Last Mail from Birdsville - the Story of Tom Kruse and the Centenary of Federation's Source to Sea - the Story of the Murray Riverboats. Both have been provided as fund raisers and are being distributed by Ian’s preferred charity, the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Ian’s most recent production The Back of Beyond Collection is a double DVD about the legendary outback mailman Tom Kruse MBE. The project was launched on Saturday July 24th 2004 in Marree on the 50th anniversary of the release of The Back of Beyond at Marree in 1954.
DMS conducts regular one-on-one and group media training courses for both the government and corporate sectors. DMS’s client list includes the Australian Rural Leadership Program, CSIRO, Aged and Community Care, Telstra, TAFE, SAFF, UGH, Transport SA, the WAB, Vocational Education and Training and Regional Councils.
DMS consults to the Jeffries Group and the Charles Hawker Scholarship. The company media managed the international endurance horse-riding event, the 19th Tom Quilty Gold Cup at Port Elliot in South Australia in 2004 and the 15th IFOAM World Organic Congress in 2005. DMS has recently completed organising and participating in the Adelaide to Birdsville leg of the Year of the Outback’s Back to the Bush outback trip with the Governor General of Australia His Excellency Michael Jeffery.
Ian is a regular MC of state and national events and conferences and is called upon to deliver the occasional after dinner speech.
Ian is married to Channel 7 and 5AA News Presenter Jane Doyle and is actively involved in Trees for Life and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Ian is a foundation board member of Australia’s Open Garden Scheme and a former board member of the International Barossa Music Festival. He was awarded the national Dalgety Farmers Limited National Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism in 1987 and the Sir Condor Laucke Award in 1995 for his contribution to the Australian Grains Industry.
Ian is a life member - and since 1987 has been President of Rural Media South Australia.