Tom Mayo comes from a competitive middle distance athletics background and competed for Great Britain and England at Major Championships over 1500m. Tom moved to New Zealand seven years ago and took on a role as Chief Operations Officer for Triathlon NZ and helped them build on the 'Hamish Carter' era of success developing the Contact Energy National Triathlon Series and two International Triathlon Union World Cups. Tom then became CEO of 2010 World Rowing Championships and is now the owner of the delivery company for the largest event in NZ the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover.

Toms contact details: tom@mayoand.com and 021829669


Grant Calder's background is in commercial and marketing and he began with events in NZ at the FIFA U17 World Cup as part of their marketing team, he then went on to the World Rowing Championships and the Volvo Ocean Race as the director for Commercial and Marketing. Grants experience and ability to drive income and returns for sponsors is second to no one and he has generated over 15million in commercial partnerships over the past five years.


FISA medal of honour.

International Olympic Committee Sport and the Environment award.

50m backstroke (Grant's only award to date)


Friends of MayoAnd.

These are the companies below who have invested in Tom and Grant's many events and thank you by the way, you have helped shape New Zealand. So far we have managed over $23 million worth of events and raised $16million of private funding (in five years).


Tourism New Zealand

Pernod Ricard


Coca Cola


Mighty River Power


APN publishing


The Radio Network


FX networks




Major Events NZ


Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland Council

Turners and Growers

Jucy Rentals

Contact Energy




China Southern Airlines



Sky Sports







Air New Zealand

Hamilton Council

Waipa District Council

Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Port Taranaki

Balance nutrition


Cookson Boats

Southern Spas

Doyle Sails



What we do?

  1. Creatively deliver events. We manage large sporting and non sporting events for and on behalf of clients and sometimes we invent them for the greater good. Our large events are above the $1 million dollar production cost, however we do boutique events and creations, such as the award winning Rowbox and DHL NZ Marine export showcase.
  2. We care. We always ensure that we look after the environment, we do as much as we can for disabled sport and we always give kids less fortunate than ourselves a chance to experience our events free of charge.

How can we work with your business?

  1. We can deliver great events on time and with perfection.
  2. We can market your current events.
  3. We can advise on your sponsorship decisions.
  4. We can advise on your commercial direction and if needs be we can help commercialise your ideas.
  5. We can share experiences from our events with you.
  6. We can invent, build and run creative solutions for you like www.isitbusy.co.nz, the Rowbox and the DHL NZ Marine export showcase.


Mayo And uses these suppliers and we are long terms supporters of each others creative work:

Jet Productions; Mike Heydon

SportMedia; Vince Gooding

Ben Hilless as Ben Hilless

Neil Gaught; Gaught and Conlon.

13 Strides.