Hi Firebrand

I'd like to become your client's next Junior Digital Project Manager. After an amazing stint overseas I'm moving to Melbourne with my partner at the beginning of March. This is the opportunity I've been waiting for and I'm excited to make a career leap to an expanding and globally focussed technology enterprise. 

I already have excellent project experience in an agile-scrum web development environment, and I will be dedicating myself to mastering new skills and becoming an indispensable long term project manager for the agency I join. If you client is seeking an incredibly hardworking and driven teammate then I may be the perfect fit!



About me

I am the conscientious, creative and valuable new addition to your team. With my expert networking and big picture thinking I will engage people of all types and support your daily operation and growth.  My globe-trotting experience in project management, policy, technology and strategic planning best places me to work on future-focussed ventures that have strong digital intelligence. 

I thrive in progressive, flexible and fast paced environments where I can collaborate with others. It's important that my teammates and I feel passionate about our products and services, since I'll be sinking my teeth in and wholeheartedly backing our success. 

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015

Business Development Advisor

Land Information New Zealand

LINZ is New Zealand's authority on "Where". It develops and stewards the very location system people use every day for planning, navigation and decision making.

Over a four month contract I've supported the Group Manager of Business Development within a brand new team, and helped foster Business Development activities after some strategic realignment.

My primary focus has been to help New Zealand cities realise the extraordinary benefits of the Canterbury SDI Programme. The Canterbury SDI team develops world leading spacial coordination tools and partnerships to speed the Christchurch rebuild after the destructive earthquakes. My broader focus has been to deepen LINZ's understanding of its assets and user-base, and help develop Auckland City's business case for improved 3D city data modelling for smarter development. 

KEYWORDS: Business Development, Contracts, Smart Cities, 3DVisualization, Disaster Recovery, Location Data, Multi-stakeholder Governance, Vendor-Client

Jun 2012 - May 2014

Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific

Creative Commons

Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximises creativity, sharing, and innovation across the web. Its product is free licensing tools for creators. 

While working for Creative Commons Head Quarters I guided national CC organisations across fourteen Asia Pacific countries, and facilitated the launch of two new teams in India and Mongolia. This was an exciting international appointment in which I supervised, regularly traveled, and coordinated people in many timezones. My primary external relationships included Google and the Wikimedia Foundation and the most rewarding project was leading events in Indonesia and throughout India in 2012. Together we united an eclectic community from Mumbai to Dunedin with common goals yet disparate cultural, lingual, and practical circumstances. During my appointment we maximised our affiliates' access to funding, expertise and stability by setting regional strategies, obtaining grants, running international events, and providing regular direct support.

KEYWORDS: Project Management, Supervising, Strategy, Communications, Consultation, Reporting, Community Management, Event Management

May 2012 - May 2013

Community Manager


DigitalNZ makes New Zealand data and content easier to find, share and use.

As a Community Manager I encouraged New Zealand teachers, students, technologists and the general public to find share and use our country's rich online store of knowledge. From workshops to social media and marketing campaigns to engaging developers to play with open data, I promoted DigitalNZ's esteemed API and learning tools for use across society. This role also involved working directly with vendors and in-house tech on product development and negotiating sponsorship and adverting packages. I was particularly drawn to DigitalNZ's progressive workplace and use of Agile Scrum, along with my opportunity to lead the national Mix & Mash competition.

KEYWORDS: Project Management, Social Media, Web Writing, Events, Linked Data, Agile Scrum, Analytics, Product Development, HTML and web literacy, Basecamp

Mar 2008 - May 2012

Lead at Creative Commons Aotearoa

Royal Society of New Zealand and Council for the Humanities

Creative Commons Aotearoa is a local affiliate of the global CC movement.

As Public Lead of Creative Commons Aotearoa I was solely responsible for the overall running and success of a small but gutsy organisation. This role was extremely self-directed and required personal motivation and initiative. I successfully relaunched the programme and Advisory Board and gathered supporters and advisors with advance expertise in technology, science, education, business and the arts to help me grow the project. With my deep knowledge of open access I keynoted events and worked on publications, policy, marketing, professional development and direct consultation to promote uptake of the licences.

KEYWORDS: Communications, Sponsorship, Budgets, Stakeholder Engagement, Social Media, Governance, Professional Development, Legal, Multimedia Development, Keynoting, Event Management

Jan 2005 - Feb 2009

Business Owner

Jane Hornibrook Gardens

While at University I created a local landscaping business and employed friends and fellow students during the summers. Services included all aspects of private landscaping needs for a sizable list of regular clients.  


Feb 2004 - Oct 2007

Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours 

Victoria University of Wellington

Film and English Literature with research in future publishing and applied research in ebook development

Feb 2008 - Oct 2008

Diploma in Applied Publishing

Whitireia Polytechnic 

Research in print-on-demand models and internships at Awa Press and Penguin


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