Mary Haddock-Staniland


Motivational speaker


About Mary

Mary Haddock-Staniland is a no-nonsense Diversity Champion and MC/Speaker, who loves to tackle the real stuff that affects New Zealanders. Tackling the defensive and dialing up the curious.

Mary 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 organisations book her year after year because they believe her skills as an MC, facilitator and interviewer are difficult to surpass.

Mary has a social media presence which is vast and impressive. Mary uses these platforms to raise awareness of social injustices, and other causes close to her heart. She does this in a uniquely positive, affirming, and often hilarious, way. Mary has the ability to “think on her feet” and react naturally to all manner of situations.

In Mary’s Corporate life, she is a brave and friendly individual who is often the glue that brings people together. Cultivating and promoting a positive culture is one of the keys to her success. Developing strong and enduring relationships from the ground up, with key stakeholders comes naturally. Mary has an eye for detail, she is strategic, along with being a ‘big picture’ thinker who can contribute to future planning and continuous process improvement of a business. Mary has senior level client care and professional services experience.

Described by those who work with her as passionate, hard working, insightful, creative, committed and tenacious. Mary Haddock-Staniland, a voice for social change in New Zealand, and looking fabulous while she does it.



M. +64 21 466 733