Facilitating and Moderating

The perfect host or moderator will make your event seamless.

That is the skill – running the event to time, agenda and navigating any problems efficiently so that your audience does not even notice there was an issue.

Moderating a panel and audience discussion requires authority, skill and complete understading of the topic. Also the ability to question properly and keep the event moving forward. Handling live audience Q&A and controlling the event are essential.

Then there is the connection with the audience, one of the most important traits of your host.

Maxine Mawhinney is an exceptional host and moderator. She has an incisive mind and incredible interviewing skills from her years at the top of broadcast journalism.

She also handles audiences with authority, warmth and humour – a rare combination which on stage will make your event extremely successful and memorable.

Maxine has hosted events around the world for major companies from the worlds of finance, pharma, communications,  journalism, women in leadership to name a few.

She has hosted glittering award ceremonies and moderated high level panels on subjects ranging from Brexit to the role of older women in society to the issues of medical negligence.

Maxine is an extremely versatile host who, as one client remarked, ‘can handle anything under the sun’

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  • “Maxine was a brilliant host for our  corporate event –  it was a refreshing change to have a strong female leading the day! From start to finish, Maxine ensured the event ran smoothly and to time. Her experience as a live TV news anchor shone through when she facilitated the expert panel debate, asking the questions that the audience were all thinking. The audience feedback has been glowing and we look forward to rebooking Maxine for future events. Thanks so much once again!”
    — Hollie Shenton, Inenco
  • '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. She is a thoroughly delightful professional and one of the best brains in the business’  
    — Liesel Smith, Federation of Small Businesses
  • Maxine, many thanks for bringing such dynamism to the hosting of our conference and the moderating of the panel discussions in Baveno, Italy. You came fully prepared and ensured this was one of the most appreciated segments of our conference.
    — Martin Price, Vice President EMEA, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  •  Maxine Mawhinney has hosted a number of events for the EU Parliament (European elections results night etc) and we have been absolutely delighted with her. She comes with a glowing reputation as a BBC journalist and anchor and it is 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, European Parliament, London

To book Maxine please contact Sylvia Tidy-Harris on sylvia@tidymanagement.com