Frances Cook Presenter Profile


Insights that Sell: Bestselling Author, Finance Expert, Podcaster

Frances is on a mission to make money matters simple. Amidst a dynamic body of work, she is best known for her role as the BusinessDesk Investments Editor, her fortnightly slot on the AM show, her weekly personal finance podcast Cooking the Books - New Zealand’s #1 business podcast, and she is a best selling author. Most of all she is a reformed financial hot mess who now saves others from her money mistakes. Frances has built an audience of people who felt excluded by traditional money advice. From getting out of debt all the way to finding financial freedom, Frances is the smart friend who can make it make sense.

Priding herself on clear, non-judgmental communication, Frances knows how to balance giving you the information you need while making sure you don’t fall asleep. Her speciality is taking complicated, specialised knowledge and making it concise, engaging and accessible. Her clear communication style along with her initiative and curiosity makes her a captivating and influential presenter for your next event.




Hamilton , New Zealand


Broadcasting – Radio/TV, Current Affairs, Food & Wine, Personal Finance , Travel, Women in Finance , Writing