Summary

Communications professional with a comprehensive skill set spanning six years' media relations, corporate and internal communications, issues management, crisis communications and social media experience with an in-house and agency background. Fluent in English and Spanish with advanced French.

Work History

Work History

Senior Account Manager

AxiCom
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014

London, United Kingdom: An integral member of the Consumer Team representing a number of clients in the fast-paced, constantly evolving technology sector. Primary client is Microsoft Devices(Fmr. Nokia). Responsibilities include:

  • Owning the daily relationships with a number of global clients
  • Setting near and long-term PR strategy
  • Campaign planning and management
  • Developing creative ideas and communications strategies
  • Managing relationships with journalists, bloggers and influencers
  • Representing client market sectors across EMEA

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Academia Blue Door
Oct 2011 - Aug 2013

Cordoba, Spain: Whilst studying to obtain proficiency in Spanish, taught English to all levels with a strong emphasis on improving student's spoken ability and preparing them to take Cambridge, Trinity ISE and GESE examinations.

Communications Manager

House of Travel Ltd
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Auckland, New Zealand: Responsible for public relations and internal communications strategy and execution. Working closely with the CEO and the Executive team. Job responsibilities included:

  • Providing strategic advice to senior management team and handling agency relations
  • Writing and distributing communications on behalf of the CEO
  • Managing strategic direction of company intranet site
  • Writing internal and external news stories
  • Creating and leading strategic and responsive internal communications campaigns
  • Garnering publicity for key marketing and sponsorship campaigns
  • Events management
  • Acting company spokesperson and conducting media training for spokespeople.

Media Relations Consultant

Telecom Group
Aug 2009 - Sep 2010

Auckland, New Zealand: An essential part of the Corporate Communications team who manages Telecom's relationship with the government, members of parliament, local bodies, and community groups and in particular, Telecom's relationship with national media in New Zealand and Australia. Working closely with members of the Executive, the CEO and the Board. Job responsibilities included:

  • Effective issues management
  • Creating and leading marketing communications and experiential campaigns
  • Media training key spokespeople and acting company spokesperson
  • Product launches, product placement, event management and social media strategy
  • Copy writing
  • Speech-writing
  • Provision of strategic advice in support of key business decisions

Public Relations Executive

Telecom Retail
Jul 2008 - Aug 2009

Auckland, New Zealand: Supporting the Head of Public Relations and Sponsorship for the Retail Communications arm. Job responsibilities:

  • Developing and leading marketing communication strategy
  • Executing experiential activity and social media strategy
  • Publicity, campaign and event management
  • Issues management and customer relations
  • Briefing key company spokespeople for news interviews and external communication forums
  • Copy writing

Public Relations Executive

Outside the Square
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Auckland, New Zealand: This internship for Fashion PR Agency, Showroom 22 required me to create and lead a three-tier PR campaign to launch and garner attention for New Zealand designer, Juliette Hogan's new baby line, to align the label with a charity and to gain exposure for her Winter 2009 collection at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Broadband Technical Specialist

Telecom NZ
Jan 2005 - Aug 2008

Auckland, New Zealand: Provided technical support to Telecom's broadband customers.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

DELE C1 Advanced Certificate in Spanish

Instituto Cervantes, Madrid
Jan 2013

CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teaching )

Cambridge University
Sep 2011