Dianne McGrath

Mars One Astronaut Candidate

  • Dianne McGrath`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dianne McGrath`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

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  • Dianne McGrath`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Dianne McGrath`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From


Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Mars One journey

An engaging and inspiring talk about Dianne’s journey to Mars. The talk touches on her history, the Mars One mission, why she signed up, how it’s affecting her life, and the lessons she has learned.

It's all about perspective: ordinary people, extraordinary goals

A motivational talk that examines courage, how we are all courageous in different ways, setting goals and having a sense of purpose or a vision, and how to take those first steps.

Creating a sustainable world

A talk that empowers individuals and businesses to bring greater sustainability into their daily lives. This talk examines themes of sustainability and explores ways of introducing sustainability through the use of case studies, examples and interaction with participants.

About Keynote Speaker Dianne McGrath

Dianne is one of seven Australian shortlisted Mars One astronaut candidates in the remaining Mars 100. The Mars One mission seeks to establish the first permanent human settlement on Mars. It is a one-way journey.

What makes Dianne a suitable astronaut candidate? She is a leader, team player, project manager and creative problem solver. Her experience working in and managing teams in sales, marketing, emergency services and government provides her with a strong platform to work as a unit to deliver on outcomes. Dianne’s sense of adventure, determination and fitness has seen her sail tall ships in the southern ocean, cycle extreme distances, jump from planes, and run marathons and an ultra-marathon.

Dianne believes nothing is insurmountable. She has a special interest and growing expertise in sustainable food systems, something that will be critical in a completely new environment for human habitation. Dianne is a proficient public speaker who delivers engaging and dynamic talks to a variety of audiences from school children to corporates to space scientists/enthusiasts.

Dianne’s work experience has provided her with strong expertise in project management, marketing and government organizations in her time with the Australian Energy Regulator, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). While at GSK she won a global marketing award, and held numerous positions, including a global marketing position based in Europe where she was responsible for a $1billion (AUD) brand portfolio, and won a global marketing award.

Dianne leads a purposeful life that seeks to create better environmental outcomes. Towards this goal, she is currently the Director of the sustainability and business consultancy, Food for Thought Consulting Australia.

Passionate about sustainable food systems, she is also a Director on the boards of three not-for-profit organizations that operate in the food sustainability/community food space: Cultivating Community, 3000 acres and the Open Food Network.


Dianne was fantastic to work with, she got in touch with me straight away to get a real sense of what we needed for our event. She had even researched our company and our values to ensure she linked her content to be relevant to our needs. She arrived early, was very patient and got engaged in our conference presentations. Dianne’s presentation itself was very thought provoking and engaging, she was incredibly candid in answering questions and a brilliant addition to our event.

Dimplecare Management


Excellent. Extremely well prepared, passionate and very personable. Spoke to the audience on topic and gave a lot of her time after the keynote session.

Geography Teachers Association of Victoria Inc.


Dianne’s willingness to tailor her content to our audience was first class.

Australian Football League



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