Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Top Senior Consultants Return to Porter Novelli


Media Release

1 April 2014


Top Senior Consultants Return to Porter Novelli's Growing Business


Following a period of exceptional first quarter new business growth Porter Novelli has attracted back three former consultants to its stable including Louise Wright, Joanna Glover and Kerry Gardner.

Louise Wright completes Porter Novelli's senior team made up of Strahan Wallis, Sarah Williams and newly appointed non-executive chairman John Frey.

Porter Novelli's Managing Director Strahan Wallis says, "to be able attract such well-regarded consultants back to Porter Novelli in quick succession is very pleasing. We're certain of the positive impact they will make on our client's businesses. They will all work on a mix of new clients and some of our long-standing partners.

"Louise Wright is without question one of New Zealand's most highly networked professionals. She has worked in a variety of high profile roles in the media and public relations industry; most recently as Editor of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Before that she was Executive Director at Porter Novelli where she successfully ran a number of corporate and marketing clients winning awards along the way. Louise was also ACP’s Publishing Director of Mass Market Titles, Woman’s Day, The Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ edition) and NW magazine. She has previously edited Cleo and She & More, worked as a journalist for the Sunday Star Times, the Christchurch Press and the Auckland Star. This background and her management experience and leadership style are assets for our clients and team and we are chuffed she has chosen to return.Louise’s unique mix of skills, personality and drive will complement our team particularly well.

"Joanna and Kerry are both hugely respected and highly sought after senior consultants and have been part of Porter Novelli's contracting team for some time. They return to work on large projects and clients against a backdrop of strong new business growth. The addition of these three alongside our already exceptional team puts us in a strong position to continue delivering market-leading communications. I'm excited about what this team will deliver for our clients over the coming months and years," he says.

Louise Wright starts in May as executive director and Joanna Glover and Kerry Gardner start immediately as senior account directors.

ENDS

Brief background on Louise Wright
Before joining Porter Novelli Louise worked in a variety of high profile roles in the media and Public Relations industry; most recently as Editor of the New Zealand Woman's Weekly. Before that she was Executive Director at Porter Novelli where she successfully ran a number of corporate and marketing clients winning awards along the way. Louise was also ACP’s Publishing Director of Mass Market Titles, Woman’s Day, The Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ edition) and NW magazine. She has previously edited Cleo and She & More, worked as a journalist for the Sunday Star Times, the Christchurch Press and the Auckland Star. This is her second stint at Porter Novelli.

Brief background on Joanna Glover
Joanna Glover is an experienced PR consultant and marketer, who has previously been part of the Porter Novelli team. She has extensive experience at Porter Novelli as a senior account director working across corporate and marketing clients. She knows the media inside out, having been one of them. She has worked as a journalist and producer preparing stories for Southland TV, The Radio Network and Television New Zealand. In her spare time she completed a thesis on ‘Crossing over - the Move from Journalism to PR.' Her experience ranges from consumer marketing, event management and sponsorship leverage to strategy development, corporate and business-to-business communications. This is her second stint at Porter Novelli.
Brief background on Kerry Gardner
As a former journalist, Kerry jumped to fence to PR 14 years ago while working in Sydney, Australia. Since then she has worked both in-house and for several leading agencies on both sides of the Tasman (including Porter Novelli New Zealand), assisting a number of leading companies across a large range of industry sectors. Kerry has cultivated specialties in financial and corporate communications and has a keen interest in issues management.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Trade Agreements: TPP Minus US Starting To Gain Ground

The Japanese government is picking up the pace on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, with talks scheduled next month among the 11 countries left in the pact after the withdrawal by the US after the election of president Donald Trump. More>>

ALSO:

PACER:

Prices Up 2.2%: Annual Inflation Highest In Over Five Years

"Rising petrol prices along with the annual rise in cigarette and tobacco tax lifted inflation," prices senior manager Jason Attewell said. "Petrol prices in New Zealand are closely linked to global oil prices, and cigarettes and tobacco taxes rise in the March quarter each year". More>>

ALSO:

Undertaxed? NZ Income Tax Rate Second Lowest Among Developed Nations

New Zealand workers pay the second smallest portion of their income to the government among developed nations and less than half the average ratio of their Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development peers. More>>

ALSO:

Cyclone Cook: Round Up Of This Week’s Weather

One of the significant impacts this week was flooding due to excessive rainfall amounts. Rainfall amounts topped out at 350mm over the past 60 hours in parts of northwest Nelson, with 200mm+ measurements recorded about Coromandel Peninsula, and between 150-200mm in the Kaimai Ranges. Rainfall amounts of between 30-50mm were commonplace elsewhere. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier: Batten Down The Hatches For Cyclone Cook

Although fast-moving, Cyclone Cook will be destructive and MetService Expert Meteorologists have issued Severe Wind Warnings for the whole of the North Island apart from Northland... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news