Fenella Kernebone

Fenella Kernebone is an Ideas Curator, Presenter, MC, Producer and Speaker based in Sydney Australia.


Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney responsible for leading the programming for one of the largest TEDx events in the world. She is also the host of Lumina, a new podcast for AFTRS about how tech innovations challenge and shape the way we share stories. The second season will be released late 2019.

She is a noted television and radio presenter and producer and has hosted radio and television shows on ABC TV, SBS TV, RN, Triple J, podcasts such as It's a Long Story for Sydney Opera House Podcast and the TEDxSydney Livestream and Adventure Series.

Fenella is also in demand as an MC, presenter, interviewer and keynote speaker and has hosted countless events around the country and internationally. Recent MC roles include TEDxSydney 2019, 2018, 2017; Xerocon Brisbane 2019 & 2018; Production Design Guild Awards 2018, TEDxSydney 2018; guest moderator at the Skoll World Forum, Oxford UK 2019 and host of Music From the Movies with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

As the Director of Frankly Group, she is also a presentation and public speaking trainer,  workshops and masterclasses, an ideas curator and creative consultant. In December 2018, Fenella was elected as a new Board Director of the National Trust (NSW).

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TEDxSydney Head of Curation

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TedxSydney responsible for leading the programming for what has become one of the largest Tedx events in the world with 5200 people attending in June 2018 at ICC Sydney.

Fenella manages a team of over 20 curators and producers dedicated to spreading great ideas and strong stories in fields including science, technology, arts, business and design. Fenella is also responsible for the programming of TEDxYouth@Sydney and TEDxSydney's Salon series. 

At TEDxSydney on 15th June 2018, Fenella worked with speakers including Magda Szubanski, Eddie Woo, Thomas Oxley, Fang Chen, Ian Strange as well as performers Tom Thum and Michelle Leonard of Moorambilla Voices.

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TEDxSydney 2017


TEDxSydney Adventure Series

In the TEDxSydney Adventure Series, Fenella is joined by TEDxSydney Alumni to learn about their backstory and meet some of their collaborators.