Speaker, MC, Author & Award-Winning Finance Writer

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Maya’s Public Profile

Maya Fisher-French is a multiple award-winning consumer financial journalist. She is editor of the money pages at City Press, founder and editor of personal finance site mayaonmoney.co.za, author of Money Questions? Answered!

Maya presented the popular, award-winning Money Matters show on eNCA and currently sits on the FSCA Consumer Advisory Panel.

As well-respected money expert, Maya educates South Africans through her multimedia platforms, workshops and talks to take control of their financial lives and make the financial system work for them.

Through her media presence Maya has a high level of engagement with her audience providing insight into the South African consumer. She forms an important link between the financial consumer and financial industry.

Having worked in the financial industry in private banking and stockbroking combined with 20 years as a financial journalist, Maya has a deep understanding of the world of money. Maya has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand.

Master of Ceremonies

  • Discovery Life Round Table
  • Intel conference
  • I3Summit
  • WellsFaber
  • South African Venture Capital Association Annual Conference
  • Sanlam Benchmark Symposium


  • Kanan Wealth
  • Momentum Bring your Daughter to Work
  • Standard Bank Women’s Wealth programme
  • Alexander Forbes Women’s Day Breakfast
  • Old Mutual Investment Roadshow


  • Vodacom Graduate Programme
  • Deltabec Staff Programme
  • Reinvent Women SA
  • Glacier by Sanlam staff programme
  • Momentum Women’s Day Programme


Editor of My Money My Lifestyle, the personal finance section of national Sunday newspaper
City Press.

Host and content creator of ‘Money Matters’ a TV segment providing short, relevant, financial tips.

Author of Money Questions? Answered!


  • Speaker
  • Video and podcast host
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Consulting on consumer
  • Insights and financial education
  • Initiatives


  • 2005 Best Newcomer in Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism
  • Multiple winner of Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism: Consumer Financial Education
  • Top 10 Investment Blogs in South Africa: Feedspot
  • Local and International Speaker




Thank you most sincerely for a wonderful and thought-provoking talk to all our special lady clients. We have had an incredible response and it is always lovely to be on the receiving end of all the praise. Keep doing what you are doing and that is making a difference in people’s lives

Mandy Porter

Alexander Forbes Women’s Day breakfast

I wanted to extend a sincere thank you for your valuable insights and participation. Your perspective was a large part of what made our event a success and in my humble opinion, our greatest summit to date.

Hugh Norton

Global Corporate Communications: Visa

We would like to thank you for your key involvement in the SiO2018 event this week and for your insightful, and at times, uncomfortable talk, for both Silica and all our clients and guests. Your contribution was both inspiring and enlightening and will no doubt create some exponential thinking and (hopefully) actions in the savings and investment world. The feedback we have received is that your talk was one of the best on the day, and that the audience really enjoyed listening to your views and observations.

The Silica Team

SiO2018 Conference

Thanks very much from all of us at Glacier for being a world-class partner in one of the biggest projects in our calendar


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