Chris Mallaband



Chris Mallaband is a presenter, broadcaster, and commentator, well-known across sporting media, who has also had an extensive senior business career in major multinational companies. 

Chris is an experienced event host and sports commentator, with an extensive background in the worlds of business and professional sport. He has interviewed many household-name personalities – both in front of live audiences, and for a broad range of media outlets.

Chris has hosted conferences and events for a number of well-known businesses, including Unilever, ekaterra (now Lipton), and Purplebricks. Having worked as an HR Director for many years in major multinational companies, he has strong credibility when interviewing senior business leaders about strategy and key current issues.
He has commentated and reported extensively for the BBC, TalkSPORT and a range of other media outlets. He has covered county and international cricket, Champions League, Premier League and EFL football, and Premiership and international rugby union.  

He has hosted programmes for the BBC, and has been a regular host of awards events and ceremonies,  providing the ‘Voice of God’ for others.  He has been the PA announcer at a number of major sporting events, and been a regular voiceover on corporate video content.


“We used Chris to host our company roadshow where we launched our new brand campaign. Chris did an exceptional job of hosting the day, confident and engaging he ensured that we kept on track and the audience remained engaged and enthused. I would happily recommend him to anyone looking for a charming host for their event.”

Sam Mitchell, CEO, Purplebricks

“Chris is a superb broadcasting professional, and a pleasure to work with. I’ve worked with Chris on live cricket, football and rugby union coverage.  He is an excellent commentator, who combines a deep knowledge of sports and players with a warm and accessible style.  He is also a creative and perceptive interviewer, who is not afraid to challenge his interviewees where appropriate on a key issue. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

Sarah Collins, Executive Producer, talkSPORT

“Chris is an exceptional host. His enquiring mind ensures he understands the client’s context and objectives, his enthusiasm for the task is palpable and his positive energy is maintained throughout to ensure that each event is uniquely and perfectly pitched. His presence is sure to enhance any occasion.”

Damian Hughes, Presenter, the High Performance Podcast

“At ekaterra, Chris was our 'go-to' host for all of our major virtual town halls and face-to-face employee events. Chris has a unique ability to bring high energy and a great sense of fun to any situation. He thinks on his feet and can adapt effortlessly when things don't quite go as expected! He is never phased by seniority, and is particularly strong at moderating panel discussions. If you want someone who is always very well-prepared, easy to work with and dynamic, I can certainly recommend Chris."

John Davison, Former Chief Executive Officer, ekaterra (now Lipton)

“Chris, you did a star turn as always. You somehow lift an ‘ordinary’ corporate webcast to something broadcast-professional. Looking forward to more creative collaborations with you, whether as a video or on-stage presenter, podcast interviewer, or voice over artist. Your talent, professionalism and versatility make you a wonderful asset for CTN’s productions.”

Rebecca Denholm, Head of Film, CTN Group

“Chris’ natural charm and charisma translate seamlessly to any role he puts his hand to. His ability to react to last minute changes and make conversation with any contributor is second to none. Chris goes above and beyond during, before and after production and would be an amazing asset to any project.”

Colin McKevitt, Director, Badger & Combes


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