Communications Advisor (volunteer)
ECPAT Child Alert and Hagar NZ
August 2012 - October 2012
Sex Trafficking is modern day slavery. People should not be bought and sold. I am currently volunteering for two amazing organisations working in prevention and rehabilitation.
ECPAT Child ALERT is commited to the prevention of sexual exploitation of children.
Hagar is an international organisation committed to the recovery, empowerment and reintergration of women and children who have suffered human rights abuses. In particular women and children who are victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. "Whatever it takes for as long as it takes."
Regional Communications Manager
Child, Youth and Family
March 2012 - July 2012
External Liaison Advisor, Environmental Services
February 2011 - December 2011
Led all communications/media functions for Auckland Council's (largest council in Australasia) Environmental Services Unit after largest organisational merger in New Zealand history.
Provided strategic and tactical support (ensuring community engagement, projects, events and resources were produced on time, to budget and professionally managed) for the following portfolios:
harbourmaster; biosecurity (including Kauri Dieback and Treasure Islands programmes); biodiversity; water quality; rural land management; contaminated land; closed landfills; coastal; environmental education; environmental and heritage funding; Retrofit your Home; shellfish monitoring; beach care; WaiCare; Sustainable Catchments; Hauraki Gulf Forum; Sustainable Neighbourhoods and community environmental projects and partnerships.
Growing Up in New Zealand, University of Auckland, New Zealand
May 2010 - December 2010
Seven thousand toddlers in New Zealand have a special connection with each other that will last for at least 21 years. They are all taking part in a study that aims to improve the lives of their generation and answer the fundamental question: What makes us who we are?
Marketing and Fundraising
July 2009 - May 2010
The YWCA Auckland is part of a global network of 25 million women leading social and economic change in over 125 countries worldwide.
The Foundation for Youth Development
March 2008 - February 2009
FYD is a leader in the field of youth development and now runs several, proven programmes that lift the skills, self-confidence, motivation and achievements of young New Zealanders aged 5 – 18 years. FYD’s programmes help young people discover possibility – creating a youth population with a positive outlook and eyes open to the future.
July 2004 - March 2011
Company specialising in Communications, Public Relations and Fundraising.
Contracts included work for: The Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, TVNZ, Habitat for Humanity NZ, Foundation for Youth Development, YWCA Auckland and the University of Auckland (Uniservices).