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, Ali Mau is one of the country’s most recognized and respected faces. In two decades at TVNZ, Ali hosted shows across the spectrum including Newsnight, TVNZ Breakfast, One News At Six, Fair Go and Seven Sharp. Ali is a former talkback radio host on RadioLIVE Drive.

Mau currently leads a team of journalists at Stuff in the recently launched 2018 national #metoonz investigation into sexual harassment in New Zealand. The #metoonz project - which references the celebrity #metoo social movement - is for people who wanted to have a voice but didn't know where to go. Ali heads a team of journalists who help investigate the potential stories that have emerged.

These skills transfer seamlessly to Ali’s MC and speaking work and are one of the reasons she is in such demand. Clients are regularly delighted by her ability to ‘hold’ even the largest room. As well as decades of experience hosting New Zealand’s most glamorous events, Ali has made a specialty of conference MCing, and with the best live interview and panel discussion skills in the country.

Recently, Ali has become highly sought after as a keynote speaker on Diversity and Inclusion, for corporate conferences and team gatherings.


Auckland, New Zealand

Social Links


Compere/MC, Live Performance Host, Panellist


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

Testimonials (11)

Glenn Conley - Vector - Diversity & Inclusion Semi

A couple of words of feedback reflecting Ali’s honesty and professional approach:

• Proud to host you today @Alisonmau. Keep up the great work of sharing your story. I was inspired by your quote of "if not me, then who?"

• We’ve had a lot of conversation since then and for me my key take out is you saying ‘if my kids are ok then I’m ok’ which is really important and a lot of people resonated with that.

• “Amazing”

• That was awesome! Thank you.

• Ali is a high calibre speaker. She speaks with a level of confidence and openness that is rare. Great job!

Each of these reflects our entire experience with Ali. She is a pleasure to work with, her confident and open approach to presenting on such a personal topic was appreciated by everyone who attended the event.

We have had nothing but positive feedback.