Julian Wilcox MC/Entertainer Profile


TV Presenter, MC, Speaker

Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) first hit the New Zealand airwaves in 2004 with Māori Television, and was one of the most prominent faces and voices of the channel for its first decade. Throughout his career he has presented and produced a range of shows, including the highly-praised Māori TV ANZAC Day coverage and award-winning current affairs show Native Affairs. He later worked as Māori TV’s general manager of news and current affairs, where he led a young vibrant team and proved his fantastic leadership skills. In 2012, Julian won Best Current Affairs Presenter ahead of both John Campbell and Mike McRoberts at the NZ TV Awards. Julian left Māori TV in 2016, after he was appointed as chief operating officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Julian is committed to Māori development and achieving whānau rangatiratanga. Across his busy lifestyle, Julian has also lectured Te Reo, tikanga, whaikōrero and media. Julian is just as relaxed and friendly off-screen as he is on, and is an experienced speaker, MC and host. Always positive, informed and professional, Julian is fluent in Te Reo and English making him the perfect pick for crowds all around NZ.






Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa


Auckland, New Zealand

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Compere/MC, Debator, Keynote Speaker, Live Performance Host, Panellist


Broadcasting, Current Affairs, Food & Wine, History, Producing, Research, Social Services, Sport, Travel

Event Highlights

2022Agri-Food Tech Summit, The Conference Company - MC
2022Annual Public Service Leader's Summit, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission - MC
2022DIA Digital Summit, The Department of Internal Affairs - MC

Testimonials (5)

Digital Summit 2022

Julian was excellent to work with from the beginning. He was happy to accommodate last-minute changes and even took ownership of portions of our event. His genuine interest and curious nature was apparent as he challenged our panellists and speakers with his own questions which aided in audience engagement and participation. Julian is incredibly friendly, well-spoken and will add genuine character and energy to any event.

Mark Fox

Project Coordinator – Contractor

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua