Maxine Mawhinney is an international, award-winning journalist and one of the BBC’s senior news anchors and journalists.
She currently anchors the news on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and presents Dateline London.
From Belfast, Northern Ireland, her career has spanned the globe – she has lived and worked in Ireland, London, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Washington DC.
Among many major news events she has covered - the Clinton presidency, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the trial of OJ Simpson, the assassination of Rajiv Ghandi and the troubles of Northern Ireland.
Maxine brings warmth, experience and inspiration to her audiences and is an extremely sought after speaker, conference host, panel moderator and voice over artiste.
In 2015 she delivered a TEDx talk on the 24 hour news environment. Previous clients include the CBI, IOD, Belfast City Council, the Karolinska Institute, the European Parliament and Janssen among many others.
Maxine Mawhinney, Tedx Talk
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Maxine Mawhinney, gallery
Maxine Mawhinney, testimonials
Maxine, thank you very much for making Monday’s WIN event a real success.
There was a real “buzz” in the room and the WIN organisers were thrilled to bits.
- BARONESS MAY BLOOD
Maxine, many thanks once again for bringing such dynamism to the panel discussion you moderated at our recent meeting at Baveno, Italy. You came well prepared and helped ensure this was one of the most appreciated segments of our meeting.
- MARTIN PRICE, VICE PRESIDENT, HEMAR EMEA
Maxine Mawhinney has hosted a number of events for the EU Parliament (European Elections results night etc) and we have been more than satisfied. She came with a glowing reputation as a BBC anchor and it was well earned. She has displayed at all times the probing journalistic instincts and absolute impartiality which would be expected of a senior BBC journalist. She is thorough, polite, professional and a pleasure to work with. - RIINA LUIK, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Maxine Mawhinney is a true professional. She is smart, savvy and totally dedicated to delivering the best possible outcome. Maxine helped host the FSB’s first Policy Conference which was watched around the world and broadcast live via the internet. In the audience were some of the UK’s most influential policy brains and small business leaders. Indeed the Conference was attended by the PM David Cameron and the former head of the US Small Business Administration Karen Mills. This required total focus, understanding and engagement. On the day nothing seemed to faze Maxine and she performed flawlessly. Maxine has the unique ability to engage the audience, allowing them to feel part of the debate. She is also a genius at ensuring the debate flows, is comprehensible and relevant. I would not hesitate in recommending Maxine. She is a thoroughly delightful professional and one of the best brains I know in the business. - - LIESL SMITH, FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES