Julian Wilcox


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 TV3’s John Campbell and Mike McRoberts at the NZ TV Awards. Julian is committed to Māori development and achieving whānau rangatiratanga. Across his busy lifestyle, Julian has also lectured te reo, tikanga, whaikōrero and media. Fluent in both english and te reo Māori, Julian is a versatile and incredible presenter, who not only delivers a fantastic performance but also immerses himself in a topic, an asset to any project.

Since 2016, Julian has worked as chief operating officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.




Christchurch, 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

Testimonials (3)

Tamaki Makaurau Economic Summit - November 2020

Mihi and Julian co-moderated our recent Summit. The depth and breadth of their respective broadcasting and media experience was on display as they both deftly navigated a broad spectrum of business related topics coupled with an unparalleled understanding of nuances and relatability needed to engage a Maori audience over two-days. They both display total professionalism and credibility. We were very proud to have them associated with our organisation.

Edwina Merito Head of Maori Outcomes & Relationships, Auckland Unlimited.