I'm a senior marketing and communication expert. I've led strategic marketing campaigns; brand strategy programmes and PR campaigns for individual brands and companies. I've also worked on large mergers and acquisitions and big culture change and engagement programmes. London-based for a number of years, my career includes eight years at global confectionery company Cadbury Schweppes plc, UK (now Mondelez International).
During this time, I held senior roles as global Head of Internal Communication and global Head of Corporate PR working on corporate programmes and supporting the Managing Director and marketing team at Cadbury’s UK confectionary business. More recently I've been leading the marketing team at Chorus, New Zealand’s largest communications infrastructure company rolling out the new ultra-fast fibre broadband network. I led the high-profile Gigatown campaign, which was designed to boost awareness and uptake of ultra-fast broadband. The campaign won a number of awards, including the Supreme Award at the 2015 TVNZ Marketing Awards.
I studied at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and my early career in journalism and media involved roles at the Evening Post in New Zealand, and The Financial Times in London. I'm a trained coach and enjoy using these skills to lead teams and produce excellent marketing and communication outcomes for brands and organisations.