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Bruce Whitfield

Tagline: Current Affairs

Speaker Highlights

  • Award-Winning Financial Journalist:

    Bruce Whitfield’s illustrious career is punctuated by numerous prestigious awards, including being named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year twice and winning the Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner for personal finance writing. These accolades underscore his exceptional talent and dedication to excellence in financial journalism.

  • Dynamic Presenter and Communicator:

    Beyond his accolades, Bruce is renowned for his dynamic speaking style and ability to communicate complex financial concepts with clarity and enthusiasm. Whether on radio, television, or live events, Bruce captivates audiences with his engaging storytelling and insightful analysis, ensuring that every presentation is both informative and entertaining.

  • Trusted Authority in Finance:

    As a trusted authority in the field of finance, Bruce Whitfield’s insights carry significant weight. His commentary on market trends, economic developments, and personal finance matters is sought after by audiences and media outlets alike. Event planners can be confident that Bruce’s expertise will add credibility and depth to their programs.

  • Versatility Across Media Platforms:

    Bruce’s versatility as a multimedia journalist sets him apart. With experience across radio, print, and television, he has mastered the art of tailoring his message to suit diverse audiences and platforms. Whether delivering a keynote address, moderating a panel discussion, or hosting a corporate event, Bruce adapts his approach to meet the specific needs of each audience.

  • Engagement Beyond the Stage:

    Bruce Whitfield’s impact extends beyond the confines of his speaking engagements. He is actively engaged in fostering financial literacy and empowering individuals to make informed financial decisions. Through his media platforms, publications, and community initiatives, Bruce seeks to democratize access to financial knowledge and inspire positive change in the lives of others.

Keynote Topics

“Rebels, Renegades and Problem Solvers is a brand new talk about South Africa and why it is a great place for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset. 


It incorporates individual case studies gleaned from financial journalist Bruce Whitfield’s two-decades of award-winning reporting on the political economy in one of the most complex societies on earth.



Why has South Africa spawned so many globally competitive corporations?

What do we learn from those that have thrived in the chaos of South Africa and how does that shape our future?


Rebels, Renegades and Problem Solvers analyses why some not only survive but succeed despite considerable volatility and uncertainty. Bruce Whitfield brings to life inspiring stories from some of SA’s most dynamic and diverse entrepreneurs.


It creates a sober, yet uplifting perspective on the challenges facing SA right now and how some of it’s smartest citizens are navigating the complexity of the current business environment.”


The Upside of Down is a 45 minute talk from Bruce Whitfield that takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through 50 years of South African history to provide some context to today’s troubles.


Nenegeddon was not the end. What felt cataclysmic at the time of Nhlanhla Nene’s firing in December 2015 is actually proving to be a catalyst for change – a slow and painful catalyst – but a catalyst nevertheless.


South African’s have prospered despite the noise and the chaos over more than five decades. While many feel down in the dumps, we can survived considerably worse. All you have to do to verify that claim is ready history books.

As a Financial journalist, author and broadcaster Bruce has been studying companies and those that lead them for nearly 25 years.


He has learnt that great leaders position their businesses ahead of rivals to capitalize on opportunities that emerge in times of stress and disruption. That enables them to seize opportunities, often hidden in plain sight.


Building any kind of enterprise in an increasingly digital, AI driven, fiercely competitive environment is hard, and success is never guaranteed.


You will often hear: “they were just in the right place at the right time”, or that their timing was “lucky” or they got a “lucky break” or that they were “just born lucky.”

Luck is not a single, random event. It can and must be cultivated and exploited.


How to Get Lucky: Where Strategy, Opportunism and Grit Collide, is drawn from the most critical lessons he has distilled through analysing successful global businesses for more than two decades.  


It is the perfect antidote to the prevailing negative sentiment afflicting many economies around the world as fears of recession and stagflation undermine leaders’ ability to shape their growth strategies for the future.


This talk is useful to all organisations looking to align their teams for growth.

Travels From:

  • London, UK

Fee Range:

  • Fee Range: 75,001 - 100k


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Bruce Whitfield is a name synonymous with excellence in financial journalism. Renowned for his insightful analysis and captivating storytelling, Bruce has garnered widespread acclaim throughout his career. With a string of prestigious awards to his name, including being named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year twice and winning the Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner […]

Bruce Whitfield is a name synonymous with excellence in financial journalism. Renowned for his insightful analysis and captivating storytelling, Bruce has garnered widespread acclaim throughout his career. With a string of prestigious awards to his name, including being named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year twice and winning the Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner for personal finance writing, Bruce is a respected figure in the industry. His dedication to his craft has not only earned him accolades but has also positioned him as a trusted voice in the realm of finance.

Bruce Whitfield | Current Affairs

Background and Expertise:

With a career spanning decades, Bruce Whitfield has established himself as a preeminent figure in financial journalism. His journey began with a course at New York’s esteemed Columbia Journalism School, where he honed his skills and laid the foundation for his future success. Since then, Bruce has worked tirelessly to deliver quality content across various media platforms, including radio, print, and television.

Bruce’s expertise lies in his ability to break down complex financial concepts into digestible pieces of information for his audience. Whether he’s dissecting market trends on his radio show or providing analysis on economic developments in print, Bruce has a knack for making finance accessible to all.

Beyond his technical proficiency, Bruce’s passion for storytelling sets him apart. His engaging narratives draw listeners and readers in, making even the most daunting financial topics engaging and relatable. This storytelling prowess has not only captivated audiences but has also earned Bruce numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.

Reasons to Book Bruce Whitfield:

Event planners seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable speaker need look no further than Bruce Whitfield. Here are a few compelling reasons to book him for your next event:

  1. Expertise: With decades of experience in financial journalism, Bruce brings unparalleled expertise to the table. Whether your event focuses on personal finance, market trends, or economic analysis, Bruce’s insights are sure to inform and enlighten your audience.
  2. Engaging Presenter: Bruce’s ability to translate complex financial concepts into engaging narratives makes him a standout presenter. His dynamic speaking style captivates audiences, ensuring that your event leaves a lasting impression.
  3. Award-Winning Journalist: Bruce’s track record of accolades speaks for itself. From being named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year to winning the Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner, Bruce’s credentials demonstrate his commitment to excellence in financial journalism.
  4. Versatility: Whether you’re hosting a conference, seminar, or corporate event, Bruce’s versatility as a speaker makes him an ideal choice. He can tailor his presentations to suit the specific needs and interests of your audience, ensuring maximum impact.
  5. Reputation: As a trusted voice in the world of finance, Bruce Whitfield brings credibility and authority to your event. His reputation precedes him, lending prestige to any program or conference where he speaks.

Why Book Through Speakers Inc:

When considering booking Bruce Whitfield for your next event, there are several advantages to utilizing Speakers Inc:

  1. Expertise in Speaker Representation: Speakers Inc specializes in representing top-tier speakers, ensuring that clients have access to the best talent in the industry.
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  5. Support Throughout the Process: From contract negotiations to logistical support, Speakers Inc offers comprehensive assistance throughout the booking process, making it easy for event planners to focus on creating a memorable experience for their audience.


In conclusion, Bruce Whitfield stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of financial journalism. His impressive track record, engaging presentation style, and unwavering dedication to his craft make him a sought-after speaker for events of all kinds. Whether you’re seeking expert analysis, compelling storytelling, or unparalleled professionalism, Bruce delivers on all fronts. Book him through Speakers Inc for a seamless and unforgettable event experience.

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