Des Deighton is a semi retired Primary School Principal who was with Education Queensland for almost 40 years. His career has been evenly split between the Sunshine Coast and Rural and Remote Queensland
He has been involved in the media in a casual capacity since 1985 as an announcer with the ABC, Commercial and Community Radio. Over the years Des had offered his services to many community and not for profit organisations and has compered everything from camel races to fashion shows, trivia nights, eisteddfods and school fetes.
These days, he drives coaches, does some relief teaching and volunteers at 104.9 Sunshine FM as an announcer. He loves sport and is a passionate supporter of teams based in Queensland. His wife Leonne works for Queensland Health and he has 3 adult daughters.