Dan Bourchier is an award-winning multi-platform broadcaster with the ABC, accomplished company director and non-executive director, and in-demand public speaker and event MC and facilitator.
Dan anchors ABC Canberra’s flagship 7pm news, and regularly hosts national programming, including The Drum, the ABC’s Weekend Breakfast, News Channel programming, and appears on Insiders and across ABC Radio. He is a member of the ABC’s Bonner Committee, which advises the managing director and board on Indigenous affairs, and the ABC Pride Committee, which advocates for LGBTIQ+ employees. Dan sits on a number of corporate boards, and has extensive experience in governance, leadership, strategy and strategic communication.
Dan is openly gay. He grew up in the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek, where he was mentored by elders from the region, while coming to understand his own Indigenous heritage from his mum’s family in Victoria.
Dan has worked as a radio broadcaster, newspaper reporter, video journalist, foreign correspondent, political reporter, and social commentator.
As a broadcaster, Dan is driven by giving voice to the voiceless, holding to account those in positions of power, and telling really great stories – while his work as a company director is underpinned by cultural and ethical governance. He is a powerful advocate for a more just community, and particularly advocates for Indigenous people and for LGBTIQ+ communities.
Dan is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an ambassador for The Pinnacle Foundation, the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, and the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners.