The host of prime time celebrity television talk show ‘The Dan Nicholl Show’, Dan is a sought after MC and speaker, hosting over 100 events a year around the world. From the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship gala dinner at St. Andrews in Scotland to the Laureus World Sport Awards Academy dinner in Berlin, Beyond Sport United at Yankee Stadium in New York to the BMW annual conference and awards in Mauritius, the Snow Bike Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland to the Bangkok International Rugby Tens in Thailand, Dan hosts a diverse range of high-profile events.
In South Africa, he’s been behind the microphone at the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race for over a decade, handled Distell’s global management conference, and earlier this year broke a South African record at the Cape Wine Auction, where he is host and auctioneer, by selling a single bottle of wine for R1.3-million. Dan also hosts numerous conferences, awards evenings, product launches, golf days and charity auctions, and delivers an entertaining keynote address on building his brand. A keen and knowledgeable wine collector, Dan organises and hosts private and corporate wine evenings.
A sharp sense of humour, a keen understanding of both brand and audience – and a warm, engaging style – combine to make Dan a consistently popular choice of MC; and the range of event types and audiences he works with underscore his versatility.
Dan is also the author of two books, won 2012 ‘South African Magazine Columnist of the Year’, and is a popular presence on social media.
A fervent believer in giving back, Dan works with a range of charities, and serves as an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Dan is also an ambassador for BMW, Bulgari, TaylorMade, and the Ernie Els Group. Dan lives in Johannesburg with his wife and two children.