Storm Keating

Storm Keating
Born Sharyn Storm Uechtritz[1]
(1981-10-27) 27 October 1981
Childers, Queensland,
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Queensland
University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Designer, brand ambassador, producer-director and blogger

Ronan Keating (m. 2015)

Tim Ivers (m. 2009–12)
Relatives Gordon Uechtritz (father), Sharni Raharni/Debra Lynn Uechtritz (mother), Wayne Gordon (brother), Graeme Murray (brother), Peter John (brother)[1]

Storm Keating (born 1981) is an Australian-born fashion designer, brand ambassador, producer-director and blogger, now based in London. Keating has worked on a number of Australian and British television programmes such as The Apprentice Australia, Masterchef Australia, The X Factor, The Voice Australia, and The Voice UK. She is the wife of Ronan Keating.

Early life and education

Keating was born in Childers, Australia,[2] the daughter of Gordon Charles Uechtritz, a cattleman.[1] While Keating's official website lists her mother's name as Sharni Raharni,[3] Keating's birth certificate cited in The Independent lists her mother's name as Debra Lynn Uechtritz, nee Hastings.[1]

Keating's birth name was Sharyn Storm Uechtritz.[1][4][5] As per Keating, her parents loved the term "Storm" used in one of Wilbur Smith's novels, and decided to name her thus.[1] At the same time, as per Keating, her parents were worried that because of her name, she might be made fun of, later on in her life; and therefore, they added the term Sharyn.[1][6]

Keating grew up in a small village in Papua New Guinea, before her family relocated to a cattle property in Australia in 1988.[3] Keating has three brothers: Wayne Gordon (six years elder to Keating), Graeme Murray (four years elder to Keating) and Peter John (one year elder to Keating).[1][3]

After school, she attended the University of Queensland (Australia) for three years; she subsequently received an international exchange scholarship to study at University of California, Los Angeles in 2003, for the final year of her degree education.[3][7]


During her time at the University of California Los Angeles, Keating completed an internship at HBO in the Original Programming Department under Chris Albrecht.[3][8] It was upon her return to Australia that Keating began her career in television production at Channel Nine in Sydney.[8]

In 2009, she worked on the production of the Australian version of NBC’s The Apprentice.[3][8] From 2010-2012, Keating went on to work with popular formats including The X Factor, Masterchef and The Voice.[7][8] In 2012, she relocated to London where she became the producer-director of The Voice UK.[7][8]

Keating moved into fashion design in 2011. She has also collaborated on a range of boots with legendary Italian bootmaker, Stivaleria Cavallin.[8] Called the ‘Storm Boots’, these were launched in February 2015 at the Burberry show during London Fashion Week.[8] In October 2015, Keating was announced as Ambassador for Positive Luxury, a London-based company which globally awards luxury brands with an interactive Trust Mark for meeting sustainability & ethical business criteria.[8]

Keating launched her fashion and lifestyle blog in 2016.[9]

Personal life

Keating married Tim Ivers in August 2009.[10] They had first met while she was studying at the University of Queensland.[10] Their marriage ended in April 2012.[10] She started dating Ronan Keating in September 2012 after she met him on the Australian The X-Factor show.[10] She subsequently got married to him in August 2015.[11] Storm took Keating's name after marriage.[1]


Year Title Role
2009 The Apprentice Australia Associate Producer
2010 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Producer
2010 The X Factor Producer
2011 MasterChef Australia Producer
2011 Junior MasterChef Australia Producer
2012 The Voice Producer
2013 The Voice UK Producer Director


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  2. "Boyzone singer Ronan Keating engaged: Who is Storm Uechtritz?". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Storm Keating". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  4. "Famous celebrity feuds". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  5. "Jennifer Zamparelli Reveals Her REAL Name To Storm Keating". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  6. "'My first name is…': Storm sets record straight after 2fm drama". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  7. 1 2 3 "Everything you need to know about Ronan Keating's future wife Storm Uechtritz". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "QWeekend: Queenslander Storm Keating on falling in love with Irish crooner Ronan Keating". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  9. "Storm Keating launches her new blog". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  10. 1 2 3 4 "Ronan Keating's beautiful new girlfriend still loved by her former husband". Daily Mirror. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  11. "Ronan Keating on marriage, turning 40 and men who have Botox". Daily Mirror. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
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