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Leading Business Journalist, News Presenter & Professional Host


Nadine Higgins (nee Chalmers-Ross) is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster with extensive experience across television, radio, newspapers and magazines. Nadine is renowned as a fiercely intelligent, articulate and engaging MC.

Current work
Nadine is an in-demand MC, a qualified Financial Adviser and a Director of financial strategy & coaching Auckland Central. She is also a financial commentator for Today FM, doing daily commentary every evening.

Nadine’s background in broadcasting and business journalism means she can quickly get to grips with complex topics, moderate multi-person panels and think on her feet when the best laid plans go awry. She’s worked for some of New Zealand’s top shows including Morning Report, One News, NZI Business, Seven Sharp, Breakfast, The Sunday Star Times, and currently, The Project and The AM Show.

Nadine brings elegance, eloquence and charm to a glittering gala dinner and to a conference she lends her sharp mind, professionalism and quick wit.
Many of Nadine’s clients book her year after year because they believe her skills as an MC, facilitator and interviewer are difficult to surpass.

Nadine was an absolute pleasure to work with. Very easy to communicate with and brought the style and grace we were looking for. She looked absolutely stunning on the night and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional MC. Orange Productions

We do gala events like this all around the world every month and it is very rare to find an MC as professional as Nadine, who is flexible, relaxed and a pleasure to work with.

Qatar Airways

We have used Nadine Chalmers-Ross as our MC, for our annual Building Nations infrastructure conference for the last three years. Nadine was our MC again this year, and did a superb job. She was easy to deal with, extremely well prepared and very professional in her delivery. Nadine knows our audience well, and with her journalistic background provides a level of rigour and attention to detail that would be difficult to surpass. This year, we threw her some curveballs (having to drive a Tesla in a Stig outfit) and the very late arrival of our political speaker, yet she handled everything with aplomb. Nothing phased her, and she was able to run a very tight agenda like clockwork.

Infrastructure NZ

Thank you Nadine for MCing Go Global! Some of the comments were ‘Charming, smart and polished’, ‘Intelligent stitching together of all the content. What a talent, clear voice, clear articulation and professional’ and ‘Loved her telling off some talkative lads during the 2nd Marketing session'.

Employers and Manufacturers Association

Nadine did an amazing job. She was warm, witty, engaging and very professional. It is not an easy event with lots of tricky names and runs at a very fast pace but she handled it with grace and a wonderful sense of humour. We would definitely have Nadine MC this event again.

University of Auckland

I wanted to say a very big thank you and to express my gratitude for your exceptional role as our MC for the Window & Glass Association Design Awards. Your wit (and great glass jokes), charm and professionalism truly made the evening a memorable one for all the guests, who were captivated from start to finish. The lengthy judges comments for each award finalist were seamless and your enthusiasm and energy were contagious, keeping everyone enthralled and entertained throughout the night. I appreciated your attention to detail in providing your own spin to the text which meant your ability to connect with the guests contributed to the positive atmosphere of the event. Not only were you a wonderful host, but you displayed genuine warmth and kindness towards all the guests and handled our raucous ones with respect and ease.

Taylored Events

Nadine was a wonderful MC for our event. She was so engaging with the audience and asked our panel great and insightful questions. She really set the tone for the event, and everyone just loved it!

Palmerston North City Council

Nadine is always professional, engaging & very knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.

Property Council New Zealand
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