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Five New Speakers on our books

Sophie Waldron
22 Feb 2022

We are excited to share that Ziena Jalil, Kieran Read, Abbas Nazari, Rebekah Campbell and Rhys Mathewson have joined the books at Celebrity Speakers!

Our incredible new line-up are already in hot demand to cover our most requested topics for 2022. Learn more about our new speakers below, and get in touch with our friendly team today to enquire.

Ziena Jalil

With an international award-winning career ranging from diplomat to business leader to entrepreneur across New Zealand and Asia, Ziena Jalil draws on a rich experience of many worlds to bring equity and opportunity to those with diverse cultures, abilities and experiences.

A keynote speaker, facilitator and MC, Ziena is sought after for her expertise on topics such as diversity, equity & inclusion, economic development, international and vocational education, Asia business, leadership, crisis management, country branding, and politics

Kieran Read

Former All Blacks Captain, Kieran Read, is the fourth-most-capped All Black in history and has captained the All Blacks 52 times across his 11 year career for New Zealand.

As a speaker, Kieran can share some great rugby yarns, or deliver his expertise on leadership and creating a winning culture. With a lot of experience to call on and an ability to articulate at any level, Kieran is the perfect fit for any event!

Abbas Nazari

From refugee to Fulbright Scholar and best-selling author, Abbas Nazari’s incredible story of resilience will inspire any audience!

Abbas was one of more than 400 asylum seekers who were rescued by the Norwegian container ship, the MV Tampa in 2001 – the details of which he shares in his bestselling book After The Tampa.

As a speaker, Abbas shares his inspiring journey, experiences of thriving in a foreign country, and some lessons learned along the way.

Rebekah Campbell

New Zealand entrepreneur, Rebekah Campbell, is the founder of three companies, and author of best-seller, 138 Dates - a book about searching for love at the same time as launching a global technology business.

Rebekah’s talks centre around personal stories of risk, failure, authenticity, relationships, resilience and growth. She has a light and humorous approach whilst sharing vulnerable moments that lead to strong insights and takeaways for the audience.

Rhys Mathewson

Award-winning comedian and MC, Rhys Mathewson, has appeared on our screens for over 10 years on shows such as: 7 Days, Have you Been Paying Attention?, The Project and his current role as roving reporter for 7 Sharp.

If you need someone to liven up a conference or awards show (all while making sure it runs smoothly), then Rhys is the perfect comedian for the job.

Get in touch with our team to enquire about our new speakers today (09 373 4177 or [email protected])!

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