Alison Mau


Journalist, TV & Radio Host, Speaker, MC, Presenter

With more than 20 years at the top of the television news and current affairs in New Zealand, Alison Mau is one of the country’s most recognised and respected faces. In two decades at TVNZ, Alison hosted a wide-variety of shows including Newsnight, TVNZ Breakfast, Fair Go, Seven Sharp and One News at Six.

After a successful stint in radio, Alison (Ali) swapped broadcasting for her original passion - investigative journalism, and now heads the #MeTooNZ investigative team at NZ’s most-read news site,, as well as writing the masthead current affairs column for the Sunday Star Times. In May 2021, her work was honoured with the top prize of Reporter of the Year at the Voyager Journalism Awards.

Alison’s skills from television, radio and journalism transfer seamlessly to her MC and speaking work. Clients are regularly delighted by her relatability and capacity to engage even the largest of audiences, which is one of the reasons she is in such high demand. As well as decades of experience hosting New Zealand’s most glamorous events, Alison has made a speciality of conference MCing, with some of the best live interview and panel discussion skills in the country. She is a sought-after keynote speaker thanks to expertise in diversity and social cohesion topics; perfect for conferences and team gatherings.


Auckland, New Zealand


Compere/MC, Live Performance Host, Panellist


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Fashion, Food & Wine, Health & Lifestyle, Interviews, Research, Travel

Testimonials (14)

New Zealand Women's Leadership Symposium - Septemb

It was such a pleasure to work with Ali Mau on our New Zealand Women’s Leadership Symposium. Ali put herself forward as a speaker for the event and we are so glad she did as not only was her presentation really well received by all of our participants, but Ali went above and beyond to join us at our online event, battling inclement weather, lockdowns, and IT issues. Ali’s presentation was insightful, educational, and moving. Our participants loved her speech and were inspired by drive and determination. Ali was a fantastic addition to our line-up, and I hope we can work together again.

Melissa Rutherford | Head of Events

Women & Leadership New Zealand