Nadine Higgins (nee Chalmers-Ross)

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Nadine is best known for being the youthful, intelligent host of business news on TVNZ and later as the host of the Breakfast show and occasionally of Seven Sharp. She is a fiercely intelligent, articulate and elegant MC. Her skills as a radio and television broadcaster shine through in her ability to think on her feet, command attention and smooth over the unexpected. She is particularly sought after by business clients to MC conferences, because of her ability to quickly come to grips with even the most complex topics. She is a highly skilled interviewer and panel facilitator and is at her best when off-script. She lends grace, style and wit to a glittering gala dinner and to a conference she applies her sharp mind. Nadine's clients book her year after year because they believe her skills as an MC, interviewer and facilitator are unsurpassed.

Testimonials (5)

  • "We do gala events like this all around the world every month and it is very rare to find an MC as professional as yourself who was flexible, relaxed and a pleasure to work with"
    — Daisy Omissi, Qatar Airways - 2017
  • "Nadine was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very easy to communicate with and brought the style and grace we were looking for. She looked absolutely stunning on the night and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional MC"
    — Colin, Orange Productions - 2017
  • "We have used Nadine Chalmers-Ross as our MC, for our annual Building Nations infrastructure conference for the last three years. Nadine was our MC again this year, and did a superb job. She was easy to deal with, extremely well prepared and very professional in her delivery. Nadine knows our audience well, and with her journalistic background provides a level of rigour and attention to detail that would be difficult to surpass. This year, we threw her some curveballs (having to drive a Tesla in a Stig outfit) and the very late arrival of our political speaker, yet she handled everything with aplomb. Nothing phased her, and she was able to run a very tight agenda like clockwork.
  • "Nadine – a step up, even more polished, poised, intelligent and knowledgeable than last year. A great asset. The entry to the conference was also a touch of delightful theatrics."
    — Infrastructure NZ, Building Nations Symposium - 20
  • "Thank you again for MCing Go Global. Some of the comments were ‘Charming, smart and polished’, ‘Intelligent stitching together of all the content. What a talent, clear voice, clear articulation and professional.’ and ‘Loved her telling off some talkative lads during the 2nd Marketing session.’"
    — Erin Boyle, EMA "Go Global" - 2015

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