induction function was an outstanding success, in so many ways a
tribute to Bruce’s skilled MC’ing of the evening… If
you are planning an event where you are anxious to make a good
impression, I strongly recommend Bruce Hopkins as your Master of
‘… The origins of the Master of Ceremonies may have developed from the time Emperor Constantine the Great gave the Lateran Palace to the popes (324) or from the time Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire (380) …’
"Gidday, my name is Bruce Hopkins, thanks for stopping by.
I am an award winning Master of Ceremonies, and have been acknowledged by many clients as one of the best in the business.
If you are looking to engage an MC for your event, find out for yourself whether or not those clients knew what they were talking about, let me help make your event a resounding success.
When I am asked to perform the role of Master Of Ceremonies at conferences, public events or private gatherings, I commit to contributing above and beyond the call of duty.
My featured role in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy of films, as well as the many other television, film and stage credits I have to my name, add just the right amount of …
“you're that guy on television eh?”… quality to my role as your MC, without detracting from the job at hand.
Drawing on a wealth of life experience, ranging from commercial crayfishing through to blockbuster film making, I have developed an MCing style which is always professional, relaxed, on topic and with the right balance of humour.
When MCing I am hands on, bringing a great work ethic to ensure your event flows seamlessly and achieves your desired outcomes.
So why don’t you consider taking Dr Phil Hancock's recommendation above, I’d love to help you out."
have their say;
Shane Compton Founder APS, Advanced
Professional Services “while many factors
contribute to our conferences’ success, Bruce’s
efforts represent a
significant part of a consistently positive outcome. His
extensive stage and comedy
experience means that he is able to inject a
unique flavour to the event.
While professional, Bruce has an ability to
maintain a well balanced
approach that delegates enjoy immensely….”
Barbara Burt Aotearoa Professional
Supervision Conference 2010 “The Conference
Committee is totally satisfied with Bruce’s performance
as MC in providing continuity
with just the right touch of humour, and
sensitivity in the
Mike Mizrahi Inside Out Productions “He is a pleasure to
work with, has a great sense of humour and a
dedication to the project,
which is nothing short of extraordinary.”
Jenni Spooner Marketing Manager, J.A.
Russell Ltd “We held a large
function of 700 people at Eden Park&hel4ip;
We were very happy with
Bruce's performance for that event…He
responded well to our
briefing about the event and came across
as being well researched and
Stuart Macklin Managing Director - TIME
convention “Bruce Hopkins was one
of the best MC’s we have ever had at the
TIME convention, his room ran
perfectly, he was on time, humorous,
and well received by all who
Susanne Ritzenhoff General Manager, Q Theatre “Thanks to his
presentation this event was a special and enjoyable
celebration for everyone
involved. I very much recommend Bruce as a
MC and look forward to be
able to engage him in the future.”
Bruce Hopkins has been a professional MC for more than 15 years and draws on a wealth of experiences including 30 years in the entertainment and media industries.
Born a 4th generation Stewart Islander, Bruce has a resume that includes;
commercial crayfishing off the northern most shores of NZ
8 years fulltime professional
dancing in NZ and Australia with companies such as Limbs Dance Company and the Sydney Dance Company
hosting talkback radio shows on NewsTalkZB
acting the featured
role of ‘Gamling’ in two of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings trilogy of films
playing the coveted role of MacBeth on stage
representing NZ at the World TheatreSports tournament in Brisbane
comedy for television
MCing the annual client
conference for award winning software development company, Advanced Professional Solutions, for 15 years
Eden Park ground
announcer for the inaugural season of Super 12 rugby
Has his class 2,4 HT licences and
also his P endorsement enabling him to drive tour coaches.
Telecom, Goodman Fielder, Air NZ, Employers & Manufacturers
Association, Auckland Otago and Massey Universities,
NetGuide Magazine, The World Dairy Summit, NZ Golf, Advanced
Professional Solutions, Wellington City, Q Theatre, Inside Out
my career, I have always endeavored to spend time in voluntary work,
working alongside the
Auckland City Mission, and visiting elderly residents of rest homes. I am a committee member
of the Auckland branch of the National
of NZ ( NSANZ), a Board member of Actors Equity
NZ and I was a founding trustee of Auckland’s renowned Watershed
My interests include surfing, swimming, yoga, music, reading, playing
incredibly average guitar (about the same skill level as my surfing), travel and spending as much
time as I can with family."