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Seeking new opportunity as...
SENIOR-LEVEL COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE
13 Years' High
Government, Media, Communications, and Public Relations
Achievement-driven Communications/Public Relations Executive
with outstanding qualifications in all phases of corporate and
government communications. Skillful developer of strategic
communications programs that continually surpass expectations.
In-depth program management experience from conception to
implementation through team development and leadership skills.
At ease with budget limitations, deadlines, and high pressure
situations. Strong ability to influence thinking, forge
strategic alliances, and build consensus. Available for travel
Uniquely Qualified For... Top Senior Management
that need to ignite communications programs
Masters in Diplomacy &
Trade MONASH UNIVERSITY
Diploma in Business Administration VICTORIA
UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON
Bachelor of Arts in
Sociology & Women's Studies
CERTIFICATE IN MILITARY STUDIES QUEENS COMMISSION
OFFICER CADET SCHOOL
MILITARY SERVICE & AWARDS
NZ ARMY / UN PROTECTION FORCE
Medal for Service UNITED NATIONS
- Communications Management
- Marketing Communications
- Corporate Branding
- Public Relations
- Media Spokesperson
- Writing / Editing
- Business Development
- Strategic & Tactical Planning
- Resource Allocation
- Staff Management
- High-caliber Communications Executive with over 13
years of multinational experience in public and private
- Provide effective communication strategies, advice,
and support to Chief Executives, Board of Directors and
- Extremely adept in business transformation and
change, including M&A, restructures, brand change,
regulatory programs, and new markets.
- Strong performance in the development and delivery
of corporate communications training programs to diverse
- Excellent experience in personnel training, team
building and leadership.
Altitude Consulting Group, Wellington, New Zealand. Provider
of communications advice and services to public and
- As founding partner participated in firm's start-up,
direction, growth, and management. Principal
responsibility for directing the design and delivery of
communication/marketing strategies for key client
- Developed communication infrastructures,
business cases, training programs, public relations
activities, marketing communications plans, and
corporate branding strategies. Completed multi-million
projects on-time and within budget. Effectively managed
project budgets of $1M.
- Equally strong contributions in strategic
planning, business development, and account retention.
Cultivated relationships with senior business leaders,
landing engagements in excess of $100K. 2003-06.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE
COMMUNICATIONS, Fonterra Co-operative Group,
Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand. Leading multinational dairy
company. Employs 17,000 with $13B in annual revenue.
- Served in high-profile role, fully responsible for
developing and implementing a company-wide
communications strategy. Garnered support from senior
management for program execution. Managed four direct
reports. Administered a $1M budget.
- Developed continuous disclosure documentation as
well as other material disclosures, such as public
offerings, acquisition opportunities, quarterly and
annual financial reporting, and information circulars.
- Provided advice and guidance to board of directors
on communications related issues. Interfaced with the
media and acted as company spokesperson. Developed
strategic relationships with key members of the press.
- Directed a 17-month, $100K strategic communications
integration and branding program for new
multi-divisional government agency.
- Developed an 18-month
communications strategy to support introduction of major
regulatory reform bill, introducing occupational
licensing requirements for designers and builders.
- Represented Ministry of Economic
Development as media contact at the Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) SME Meeting.
- Produced a presentation for the
New Zealand Government's economic response to the Asian
Financial Crisis, spawning positive responses from
economic commentators and business leaders.
- Played key role as communication
strategist in the sale, and subsequent listing, of two
of New Zealand's largest airports on the New Zealand
Stock Exchange (NZX).
- Served as media spokesperson for the
world's 4th largest dairy company following a critical
service failure, water contamination, and serious injury
of a farmer shareholder. Positioned company in media as
both responsible and proactive.
- Provided communications advice and
support regarding adversarial union negotiations to
publicly-held telecommunications company, directly
contributing to a cease of court action by Australian
- Led highly successful branding
campaign for new product line developed by leading
international fashion designer and a New Zealand paint
- Managed public relations program and
served as on-location spokesperson for the NZ Army and
United Nations Protective Force during "peacekeeping"
mission in Bosnia.
- Integral part of creative
collaboration leading to the development of an on-line
women's military museum, honoring the lives of women who
have served across all services, in all countries.
- Authored "Writing for Success &
Presentation Skills" training workshops for public and
private sectors. Conducted 3 workshops in 2 months,
generating $26K in additional revenue.