Brooke Howard-Smith is a social entrepreneur, NZ television personality and X Games medallist who has founded multiple world-class companies and produced some of New Zealand's largest national televised fundraiser events.
Brooke is currently the CEO of WeAreTENZING, a ground breaking triple-bottom-line company that's shifting the way exceptional New Zealanders are managed. WeAreTENZING focuses on a series of solutions that prioritize long-term athlete welfare and foster a longer, more productive career.
Brooke is constantly creating & collaborating with a group of New Zealand's and the world's brightest entrepreneurs as a judge and member of the Shoulder Tap project, a dynamic collective with a goal of building a triple bottom line into businesses while driving for professionalism & accountability in charities.
He also currently sits on several boards and advisory councils.
Brooke has been the Organiser and Executive Producer of New Zealand's largest national televised fundraisers including Rise Up Christchurch, Red Nose Day, Comedy for Cure Kids, The All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign "Team Ball Player Thing" featuring Taika Waititi, Joel Little, Peter Jackson, Lorde and 30 of New Zealand's leading artists. The events have raised over 7 million dollars and generating over 17 million content views.
Over 11 years, Brooke built 9 international companies in the skate industry, including one of the world's largest, Senate (a $14+ million turnover company) while touring with the world's best athletes including the likes of Tony Hawk, Arlo Eisenberg & Matt Hoffman and learning about branding from collaborators such as Shep Fairey & Dave Kinsey.
Brooke started his presenting career in the USA working on MTV and with sports channel, ESPN. At the time, Brooke was competing in extreme sports, excelling in inline skating - receiving a bronze medal at the 1995 X Games.
He became a well-known New Zealand television personality after presenting TV3’s consumer affair show, Target, Celebrity Joker Poker, TV2’s XSTV (an extreme sports show) and the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. He also presented NZ’s Performance Car TV series 5 as well as the television coverage of the 2008 Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, TV3's Big Night In telethon, Maori Television's Rise Up Christchurch telethon and in 2014, he hosted the Cadbury Dream Factory.
Brooke has a vast amount of experience in the events world and is the perfect MC to keep your audience engaged and entertained! He prides himself on his ability to connect like-minded people and companies and has a deep passion for building world-class companies, events & projects that shift industries and bring communities together.
Brooke was the best MC we have had for this event in recent years. We have only received positive feedback about him and our Board in particularly thought he was fantastic. He really nailed ... keep readingthe crowd, was very prepared and managed to hold the audience. I'd engage him again in a heartbeat. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)