Alison Mau


MC, Presenter, TV & Radio Host, Speaker

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. Currently, Alison is an executive producer and columnist at media website Stuff.

A self-proclaimed feminist, Alison has lead a team of journalists at Stuff in the ongoing national #metoonz investigation into sexual harassment. Based on the global #metoo social movement, the Stuff project was launched in 2018, to give a public platform to those who had suffered sexual abuse and wanted their voices heard.

Alison’s skills from television, radio and journalism transfer seamlessly to her MC and speaking work. Clients are regularly delighted by her ability 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. Most recently, Alison had become highly sought after as a keynote speaker on diversity and inclusions, for corporate 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 (12)

SkyCity Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conferenc

After experiencing Ali Mau as an MC for the Rainbow Excellence Awards, we knew she’d be perfect for our first Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference! And she was.

Ali was such as pleasure to work with throughout. She was warm, approachable and agile in the lead up to the conference, showing a genuine interest in the topic as well as ensuring she understood our business and the people who bought it to life. On the day, she did a marvellous job of keeping the event moving seamlessly, whilst also giving it the gravitas, professionalism and energy required to ensure it was a stand-out conference.

Amanda Tolley

General Manager, Talent & Organisational Development

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited