Maxine Mawhinney is an international, award-winning journalist and until April 2017 was one of the BBC’s senior news anchors and journalists.

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.

She has anchored the news on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and presented Dateline London aswell as current affairs and lifestyle programmes. Maxine is also a sought after radio presenter.

Maxine is deeply involved in training and coaching others to reach their full potential.  She ran a very successful campaign Expert Women in the Media coaching women experts from many fields to enable them to perform on television and radio. She has worked with many high profile people to help them enhance and make the most of their skills.

Maxine is a sought after keynote speaker, conference faciliator, host and panel moderator .

She is a senior faculty member at The Karoninska Institute and Hospital in Stockholm on the Leadership and Communications programme.

She is on the board of the Irish International Business Network  (

In May 2015 she deliverd at TEDx talk on time in the 24 hour news environment at the TEDx Whitehall Women event