Julian Wilcox MC/Entertainer Profile


TV Presenter, MC, Speaker

Julian Wilcox (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa) is an award winning broadcaster, a former television executive and local industry veteran. One of Māori Television’s founding members, Wilcox’s prolific presence has played a vital role in the amplification of Māoricentric media for some 30 years now. With no end in sight. A true media stalwart, Julian fronted TVNZ’s Te Karere and Māori Televison’s award-winning Native Affairs — plus a number of media production, academic and management roles, including Chief Officer of Operations for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu — and is a beloved co-host on The Hui. The Hui, a programme sharing Māori perspectives on current affairs, sees Wilcox call upon his rich, dynamic career to tell stories of Māori development and whānau rangatiratanga, honour whaikōrero, uphold industry standards and engage (heartily) with viewers. Relaxed and professional in virtually any setting, Julian Wilcox speaks with an informed optimism — both in English and te reo Māori. A seasoned MC and speaker, esteemed host and key player in Māori media, humble Julian Wilcox is unmatched in experience, likeability and flair.






Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa


Auckland, New Zealand


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


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

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Event Highlights

2023NZ Drug Foundation Symposium, NZ Drug Foundation - MC
2022Agri-Food Tech Summit, The Conference Company - MC
2022Annual Public Service Leader's Summit, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission - MC

Testimonials (4)

Mark Fox | Project Coordinator/Contractor

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.

Digital Summit 2022

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