Time: Thursday 13 September, 2.05 pm
With more than 20 years at the top of the television news and current affairs in New Zealand, Ali is one of the country’s most recognised and respected faces. In two decades at TVNZ, Ali hosted shows across the spectrum, including Newsnight, Breakfast, One News At Six, Fair Go and Seven Sharp.
A move to radio in 2014 was equally successful; Ali now holds one of New Zealand radio’s key current affairs roles as Host of RadioLive Drive, 3 pm to 6 pm weekdays – a role that showcases Ali’s extraordinary talents as an interviewer, as well as her ability to think on her feet and react naturally to all manner of situations. It’s a role that demands a dynamic, robust and eminently likeable personality – something Ali unquestionably possesses.
These skills transfer seamlessly to Ali ’s MC and speaking work and contribute to her being 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, with some of 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.