Speakers

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    Ashley Abbott

    • Public Affairs & Communications Director
    • New Zealand Olympic Committee
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    Ashley Abbott

    Public Affairs & Communications Director, New Zealand Olympic Committee

    The Future of Crisis PR

    Ashley is part of a panel discussion hosted by Chris Galloway.

    About Ashley Abbott

    Ashley Abbott is a public affairs and communications professional with extensive experience in major international sporting events.

    With a background in political science, Ashley has worked at five Olympic Games managing the delivery of successful media strategies for the New Zealand Olympic Games teams. She has also worked at the Commonwealth Games and America’s Cup.

    In her current role, Ashley is responsible for the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s strategic planning and international advocacy programme as well as promoting New Zealand’s Olympic athletes and sports, public affairs, issues management and the smooth running of games time media operations.

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    Catherine Arrow

    • Director
    • Unlocked PR
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    Catherine Arrow

    Director, Unlocked PR

    Embracing the Age of Experience

    Catherine is the facilitator on the panel discussion on virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive visualisation with Andrew Plimmer, Dr Rob Lindeman and Henry Lane.

    About Catherine Arrow

    Catherine Arrow is an international public relations consultant, educator and writer. She heads Unlocked PR, digital consultancy Social Capture and designs and delivers professional training and development programmes for fellow professionals. A PRINZ Fellow, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, Catherine serves on the Global Alliance Advisory Council following eight years of service as board member and secretary of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management. She designed, developed and introduced the PRINZ RIVER continuing professional development programme and is a member of PRINZ National Council.

    Alongside her own consultancy work, she lectures and speaks about public relations in New Zealand and around the world. Recent publications include a chapter on future public relations practice in the CIPR book, ‘Lessons from Expert Practitioners’. Her career spans the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and, in 2012, was presented with the PRINZ President’s Award for exemplary contribution to the profession.

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    Arran Birchenough

    • Country Director, New Zealand
    • Getty Images
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    Arran Birchenough

    Country Director, New Zealand, Getty Images

    Innovation in Visual Storytelling: VR and other new frontiers

    Far from being a geeky development, virtual reality is imposing itself as the major trend in media and entertainment. From the New York Times' VR films putting a reader in refugee's shoes, to broadcasting US presidential debates in live 360-video, to brand experiences immersing their audiences in new reality - VR is firmly pushing into mainstream communications.

    People’s need to feel part of the action is driving the demand and development of imagery and technology that can get us closer to the real events. Getty Images have been creating 360-content since 2012 London Olympics, and has seen an increasing demand from brands and publishers in creating immersive experiences.


    About Arran Birchenough

    Arran learned his trade as a picture editor for a UK publisher, before launching an agency representing the world's best ski and snowboard photographers.

    He then joined Getty Images in September 2001, launching Getty Images’ News and Entertainment business in the United Kingdom. During his time there Arran assumed responsibility for the Editorial photography sales and the company’s Creative images portfolio for the UK Newspaper and Magazines sector, including the Mirror Group, News Ltd, Express Group, National Magazine and all other major print media networks.

    In 2005, Arran returned home to Auckland to manage Getty Images New Zealand. In a short time, he helped to grow the company from a limited local offering to extensive national coverage capabilities and increased staff, and now manages the overall business and content development services in the country. In his 20+ years of experience in the media business, Arran has worked with major advertisers, creative agencies and media companies in both the UK and New Zealand advising them on visual needs: from brand campaigns to sponsorship activations.

    Arran has a management degree, a wife and three children, and a passion for skiing.

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    David Boyle

    • Group Manager, Education & Retirement Villages
    • Commission for Financial Capability
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    David Boyle

    Group Manager, Education & Retirement Villages, Commission for Financial Capability

    The Great Divide

    David is part of a panel discussion hosted by Felicity Price with Julian Wilcox and Adrianne Cranshaw.

    About David Boyle

    David helps everyone, from the age of 5 to 105, to think about the future and get themselves in the best possible position to enjoy it.

    He leads our work in schools, is our expert on KiwiSaver and other investments, and helps retirees understand how to make their money last as long as they do.

    Last year he organised a national forum on NZ’s ageing workforce, which raised awareness and discussion about the challenges facing employers and employees as more of us live longer and want – or need – to continue working after 65.

    He notched up more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry before joining the Commission.

    When he’s not at work, you’ll find him elbowing his way to the front of mosh pits at gigs up and down the country. This passion for music saw him join the board of Play It Strange, a charity that showcases song writing in NZ schools. He is also on the board of Stand Children’s Services, previously known as Children’s Health Camps.

    www.cffc.org.nz

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    Hon Gerry Brownlee

    • Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and MP for Ilam in Christchurch
    • NZ National Party
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    Hon Gerry Brownlee

    Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and MP for Ilam in Christchurch, NZ National Party

    About Hon Gerry Brownlee

    Gerry Brownlee is the Member of Parliament for the Christchurch constituency of Ilam, a seat he has held comfortably since 1996.

    Ranked number four in Cabinet, he is Minister of Defence, Leader of the House (with responsibility for the Government’s legislative programme), Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration and Minister of Civil Defence.

    He became Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister since soon after a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on 4 September 2010. His role got much larger following the 22nd of February 2011 when a 6.3 magnitude quake hit the city, killing 185 people and resulting in widespread residential and commercial property destruction. The earthquakes, and the subsequent rebuild of New Zealand’s second largest city, are New Zealand’s costliest event.

    Gerry was born and educated in Christchurch and has lived in the Ilam electorate all his life. After leaving St Bede’s College, Gerry began his career in the family timber business before gaining several trade qualifications and operating his own business. In 1980 Gerry trained as a secondary school teacher at the Christchurch College of Education, and he taught until 1995, becoming of Head of the Technical Department at St Bede’s.

    Following a long involvement in the National Party he won the constituency of Ilam in 1996. Gerry has always been involved in the local community and served on the Riccarton Bush Trust. He is a strong advocate for sport and cultural activity for all New Zealanders.

    Previous roles

    1998 – 2000 Junior Party Whip; 2003 – 2007 Deputy Leader of the National Party; 2001 – 2008 Shadow Leader of the House; 2008 – 2011 Minister of Energy and Resources; 2008 – 2011 Minister for Economic Development; 2008 – 2011 Associate Minister for the Rugby World Cup; 2011 – 2014 Minister of Transport; 2010 – 2016 Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.

    Committee service

    1996 – 1999 Deputy Chair, Social Services Select Committee; 1998 Chair, Special Committee for Accident Compensation; 2002 – 2005 Chair, Commerce Committee.

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    Nathan Campbell

    • Group Health and Safety Manager
    • Silver Fern Farms
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    Nathan Campbell

    Group Health and Safety Manager, Silver Fern Farms

    Changing behaviour through the 'Ora' health and safety programme

    Presentation with Justin Courtney.

    The health, safety and well-being of our people is right at the heart of what we do at Silver Fern Farms. The risks in our business are plentiful. Of our 7,000 ‘Food People’, over half carry very sharp knives!

    We have a big aspiration of getting to zero harm by 2020. It’s becoming part of our day-to-day that ‘mates look after mates’ at Silver Fern Farms - and so the aspiration to get to zero harm by 2020 is one we believe is totally achievable.

    In 2014 we established ‘Ora’, a programme to lift the way we work and think to make Silver Fern Farms a safe and healthy place to work.

    Changing peoples’ behaviour has been a process of ‘Seismic Shifts’ in how we work and communicate. While we have a long way to go, our commitment to health and safety is resulting in has real progress in reducing harm and lifting our peoples’ perceptions of Health & Safety.


    About Nathan Campbell

    Nathan joined Silver Fern Farms in early 2005, working in a range of Human Resource and Employment Relations roles for the first ten years with the business. In 2015 Nathan became the Group Health and Safety Manager and has been leading Ora across the business since.

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    Justin Courtney

    • Head of Communications and Sustainability
    • Silver Fern Farms
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    Justin Courtney

    Head of Communications and Sustainability, Silver Fern Farms

    Changing behaviour through the 'Ora' health and safety programme

    Presentation with Nathan Campbell.

    The health, safety and well-being of our people is right at the heart of what we do at Silver Fern Farms. The risks in our business are plentiful. Of our 7,000 ‘Food People’, over half carry very sharp knives!

    We have a big aspiration of getting to zero harm by 2020. It’s becoming part of our day-to-day that ‘mates look after mates’ at Silver Fern Farms - and so the aspiration to get to zero harm by 2020 is one we believe is totally achievable.

    In 2014 we established ‘Ora’, a programme to lift the way we work and think to make Silver Fern Farms a safe and healthy place to work.

    Changing peoples’ behaviour has been a process of ‘Seismic Shifts’ in how we work and communicate. While we have a long way to go, our commitment to health and safety is resulting in has real progress in reducing harm and lifting our peoples’ perceptions of Health & Safety.

    About Justin Courtney

    Justin has spent 15 years in communications and marketing roles predominantly in the agribusiness sector in Australia, Europe and New Zealand. For the past four years he has led communications at Silver Fern Farms. Silver Fern Farms is a leading New Zealand red meat processor, with facilities throughout the country employing more than 7,000 staff. As the Head of Communications and Sustainability Justin leads the company’s sustainability programme as well as all internal and external communications.

    Silver Fern Farms ‘Ora’ Health & Safety programme has been a particular focus for internal communications. Communications have gone through a process of Seismic Shifts to develop processes that better engage with people. These changes in behaviour have contributed to a rapid reduction in injuries as the company works towards a key goal - zero harm by 2020.

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    Adrianne Cranshaw

    • General Manager for Communicators
    • Porter Novelli NZ
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    Adrianne Cranshaw

    General Manager for Communicators, Porter Novelli NZ

    The Great Divide

    Adrianne is part of a panel discussion hosted by Felicity Price with Julian Wilcox and David Boyle.

    About Adrianne Cranshaw

    Adrianne Cranshaw is the general manager of Communicators, a division of Porter Novelli, New Zealand, and a specialist consultancy and search and recruitment agency for public relations, communications and marketing professionals.

    Adrianne has over 20 years’ experience in PR, communications and marketing. Her experience was gained at a senior level in a wide range of sectors including corporate services, science, telecommunications, health and local government and as a business consultant. She has worked across international and national markets and for commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Adrianne holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sciences (Psych.).

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    Carl Davidson

    • Director
    • Research First Ltd
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    Carl Davidson

    Director, Research First Ltd

    About Carl Davidson

    Carl Davidson is a Director and owner of Research First, one of New Zealand’s leading market research companies[1]. With Research First Carl works as the Head of Insight, where he helps clients find evidence-based solutions to their pressing business problems.

    Carl’s professional life has been spent at the interface of behavioural science and marketing. He has worked as a university lecturer (in sociology, then marketing), a social scientist in a Crown-funded research institute, a market researcher, and as a strategy consultant.

    In addition, Carl regularly presents and writes about business strategy and the changing competitive landscape in New Zealand. He is the author of eight books about evidence-based learning (and is currently working on a ninth), with a number of these now the standard textbooks used to teach research skills and critical thinking in New Zealand universities. He is also a regular contributor to The Press, where he writes about ‘the social science of everyday phenomena’.

    Reflecting his standing in the New Zealand research community, between 2010 and 2012 Carl was made the Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission and tasked with turning it into a world-class centre for research on families.

    In 2013 he was also appointed to the Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Information Sharing for the Action Plan for Vulnerable Children, and in 2015 he was elected to the Board of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.

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    John Durning

    • PRConf17 MC, Partner
    • Perception Public Relations & Marketing
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    John Durning

    PRConf17 MC, Partner, Perception Public Relations & Marketing

    About John Durning

    John first entered Public Relations in February 1985 after 10 years as a journalist at the Timaru Herald and Press.

    In August 1985 he established Durning Public Relations in Christchurch, which he ran successfully until February 2015 when Durning PR merged with Carter Price Rennie to form Perception PR and Marketing.

    John was inducted as a fellow of PRINZ in 1997, is a triple PR industry award winner and has previously been the chair of the PRINZ Southern Committee

    Well-connected in business and sporting circles, he is highly respected for his crisis management expertise and wise counsel to organisations under pressure.

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    Sarah Fraser

    • Communications Manager
    • National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
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    Sarah Fraser

    Communications Manager, National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

    Communicating science in a post-truth world

    Sarah is part of a panel discussion hosted by Dr Fabien Medvecky with Dr Sara McBride and Peter Griffin.

    About Sarah Fraser

    Sarah Fraser, MPRINZ, has been working in science communications since 2008, when she left her role as Group Director - Business Communications at Professional Public Relations in Auckland to move to the mighty Waikato to lead DairyNZ’s Communications & Marketing team. In 2012, she joined AgResearch as National Manager – Corporate Communications and since July 2016, has held the equivalent role at NIWA, the National Institute of Water & Atmosphere. Subjects have ranged from genetically-modified ryegrass to woollen running shoes and the underwater effects of the Kaikoura earthquake. She managed communications for the launch of the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge and at NIWA is involved in both the Sustainable Seas and Deep South National Science Challenges.

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    Chris Galloway

    • Senior Lecturer
    • Massey University
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    Chris Galloway

    Senior Lecturer, Massey University

    The Future of Crisis PR

    Chris is the host of a panel discussion with Ashley Abbott.

    About Chris Galloway

    Chris joins many years of experience as a journalist and senior public relations specialist to his academic interests in issue, risk and crisis communication. He has taught at universities in both Australia and New Zealand.

    His other interests include the Middle East, especially the way public relations techniques are used to present and position different protagonists. He travels to the region as often as he can.

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    Peter Griffin

    • Founder
    • Science Media Centre
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    Peter Griffin

    Founder, Science Media Centre

    Communicating science in a post-truth world

    Peter is part of a panel discussion hosted by Dr Fabien Medvecky with Dr Sara McBride and Sarah Fraser.

    About Peter Griffin

    Peter Griffin is a technology journalist and the founding director of the Wellington-based Science Media Centre, a government-funded organisation that helps journalists work more effectively with scientists. He was the New Zealand Herald's technology editor, currently writes the technology column for the New Zealand Listener and is a tech commentator for RNZ and NewstalkZB. He founded and edits Australasia's largest science blog network Sciblogs.co.nz. He founded the Science Media SAVVY media training programme for experts and is an advisor to two National Science Challenges. In 2013 he undertook a Fulbright-Harkness Scholarship to the United States to look at not for profit, public interest journalism. He has a particular interest in science communication, the public's understanding of science and futurism.

    @petergnzwww.sciencemediacentre.co.nz

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    Elizabeth Hughes

    • PRConf17 MC, Director
    • Elizabeth Hughes Communication
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    Elizabeth Hughes

    PRConf17 MC, Director, Elizabeth Hughes Communication

    About Elizabeth Hughes

    Elizabeth Hughes is a strategy and communication specialist with more than 25 years in both the public and private sector. She has applied her very innovative and unique leadership approach to helping councils, government departments, not-for-profits and small to medium businesses manage issues, handle crises and deliver strategic communication solutions and campaigns.

    ‘A jack of all trades’, Elizabeth has an unflappable style and knack creating new norms and challenging the status quo. Not your usual communication professional, Elizabeth began her career by earning a degree in environmental management. Seeing the light, she then gained post-graduate qualifications from the Melbourne Business School in communication and managing business relationships.

    When she’s not putting out fires, protecting reputations and advocating the importance of the communications function, Elizabeth is a regular columnist, governance facilitator and spends much of her time mentoring young and developing communication professionals.

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    Malcolm Johns

    • Chief Executive
    • Christchurch International Airport
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    Malcolm Johns

    Chief Executive, Christchurch International Airport

    About Malcolm Johns

    Malcolm has been the Chief Executive of Christchurch International Airport since January 2014.

    Prior to this role, he was Chief Executive of InterCity Group (NZ) Ltd for nine years and Deputy Chair of Tourism New Zealand for six years to November 2013. He was appointed director of Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand in December 2013 and has served as the chair of the New Zealand Airports’ Association.

    Christchurch Airport is a long-haul international airport and the largest tourism business in New Zealand’s South Island. The island’s tourism industry generates around 3.6 million international airline passengers a year, supports 63,000 jobs and is worth circa $6 billion per annum to the New Zealand economy.

    Christchurch International Airport has assets of $1.2 billion, land area of around 840 hectares, main runway length of 3.29 km and cross-wind runway length of 1.74 km. A strategy reset has seen 780,000 new airline seats added in the past 18 months (now totalling 7.9 million p.a. with ten commercial airlines); the company has launched an ambitious $600 million property development programme over the next decade, with $170 million in the pipeline in the next two years; and has moved to significantly lift dividend flows to shareholders over the next five years.

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    Karen Jones

    • Deputy Chief Executive Public Affairs
    • New Zealand Police
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    Karen Jones

    Deputy Chief Executive Public Affairs, New Zealand Police

    About Karen Jones

    Karen Jones is the Deputy Chief Executive Public Affairs for NZ Police. She is a member of the NZ Police executive team and is the Police's principal adviser on communication matters internally and externally. NZ Police have the highest public profile of any government agency and Karen manages a nationwide team providing media relations, social media and crisis management, strategic advice, stakeholder relations and recruitment marketing. Karen has recently undertaken seconded roles from Police as acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and acting Chief Operating Officer of the Treasury.

    Before joining Police in February 2013, Karen was Head of Communications and Government Relations for NZ Lotteries, a senior executive-level position she held since 2007. She was previously Communications Manager for the State Services Commission for five years and held a number of senior communications roles in private and public sector organisations.

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    Henry Lane

    • Managing Director
    • Corvecto
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    Henry Lane

    Managing Director, Corvecto

    Embracing the Age of Experience

    Henry is part of a panel discussion facilitated by Catherine Arrow on virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive visualisation with Andrew Plimmer and Dr Rob Lindeman.


    About Henry Lane

    By age 24 Henry was bringing home global business from DreamWorks, Disney & Sony. He's one of the creators of the EPIC Building in Christchurch and founder of VRAR Studio 'Corvecto', building serious VRAR solutions for large scale organisations around the world in major industry sectors. Henry is a member of faculty at NASA's Singularity University and frequently engaged by TVNZ as their Go-To expert for Innovation and Tech.

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    Erin Leuschke

    • Partner & Head of Digital Practice
    • SenateSHJ
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    Erin Leuschke

    Partner & Head of Digital Practice, SenateSHJ

    About Erin Leuschke

    Erin is a hands-on digital strategist with a love of creative technology. She works with teams to ensure that digital thinking is always integrated; helping businesses to deliver products, campaigns and services that work in the real world. As her specialism demands, Erin has a background that spans the creative and technical divide. Originally training in film, she subsequently studied interactive design and has worked as a video editor, graphic designer, animator and sound engineer. She then moved agency side, progressing into more digitally focused and strategic roles over time. Erin has a practiced understanding of a vast array of experiences, channels and platforms in the corporate, NGO and government sectors. She also spent nearly four years running her own creative agency, where she focused mainly on the not-for-profit sector. Newly returned from 13 years in London, Erin has an international outlook and a fresh perspective on our local market.

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    André Lovatt

    • Chief Executive
    • The Arts Centre of Christchurch
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    André Lovatt

    Chief Executive, The Arts Centre of Christchurch

    Communication and Consultation Overload: What Now?

    In the six years since seismic shifts disrupted Christchurch people’s lives, there has also been a seismic shift in the trust and reliance on the bureaucratic processes that many people think have drastically slowed down the city’s rebuild. Bureaucracy has become faceless and impersonal; consultation has been endless and become meaningless when thousands of people respond but nothing changes.

    Regenerate Christchurch aims to restore some of that trust by speaking directly to the community, without resource to traditional communications methodologies but emphasising individual and community face-to-face conversations.

    About André Lovatt

    André Lovatt is the Chief Executive of the Arts Centre, New Zealand’s largest collection of heritage buildings now undergoing a seven year, $290m post earthquake restoration.

    André is also the Chair of Regenerate Christchurch and a Director of the Christchurch International Airport Limited.

    André has a background in consulting engineering and the delivery of large building projects internationally.

    In 2015, André was awarded a Blake Leader award by the Sir Peter Blake Trust.

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    Sara McBride

    • Information Management Team Leader
    • GeoNet
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    Sara McBride

    Information Management Team Leader, GeoNet

    Communicating science in a post-truth world

    Sara is part of a panel discussion hosted by Dr Fabien Medvecky with Sarah Fraser and Peter Griffin.

    About Dr Sara McBride

    Dr. Sara K. McBride has been a professional communicator 17 years working for non-governmental originations and government agencies, specialising in emergency preparedness and crisis communication. She worked in Samoa during the tsunami in 2009 as well as in Christchurch earthquake (2011) as the Public Information Manager Second-in-Command for the earthquake response. Sara recently completed her Ph.D. thesis in English and Media Studies at Massey University. Her thesis, entitled “The Canterbury Tales: Insider lessons and reflections from the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence to inform better public communication models” explored the Canterbury earthquakes as a communication case study. Sara was also the Public Information Manager for GeoNet during the M7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016. She is currently working at GeoNet as the Information Management Team Leader.

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    Fabien Medvecky

    • President
    • Science Communicators' Association of New Zealand
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    Fabien Medvecky

    President, Science Communicators' Association of New Zealand

    Communicating science in a post-truth world

    Fabien is the host of this panel discussion with Sara McBride, Sarah Fraser and Peter Griffin.

    About Dr Fabien Medvecky

    I'm a lecturer at the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago and the President of the Science Communicators' Association of New Zealand. My main interest is around how values interact with scientific issues, especially ethical and economics values. The reason I like values so much is because values play a key role in how we talk about and frame scientific issues, and how we make decisions about them.

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    Joanna Norris

    • South Island editor-in-chief
    • Fairfax Media
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    Joanna Norris

    South Island editor-in-chief, Fairfax Media

    About Joanna Norris

    Joanna Norris is South Island editor-in-chief for Fairfax Media and editor of The Press.

    She leads a team of 180 journalists across The Press, Stuff, Nelson Mail, Marlborough Express, Timaru Herald, Southland Times, and more than 15 community newspapers.

    Joanna has worked as a journalist on daily newspapers in New Zealand, Britain and the Middle East. Before joining The Press she was digital editor at The Dominion Post in Wellington.

    She has won several journalism and leadership awards, including media awards for reporting and feature writing.

    She is also chair of the New Zealand Media Freedom Committee and was last year awarded the Fairfax Media Women of Influence Award as Change and Innovation Champion.

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    Andrew Plimmer

    • CEO, Motim Technologies
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    Andrew Plimmer

    CEO, Motim Technologies

    Embracing the Age of Experience

    Andrew is part of a panel discussion facilitated by Catherine Arrow on virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive visualisation with Dr Rob Lindeman and Henry Lane.

    About Andrew Plimmer

    Andrew Plimmer has led technology companies internationally for the past 20 years. As CEO of Motim Technologies, Plimmer has led international mobile marketing innovation projects with Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony, AB InBev, Universal and many other leading brands, with many world-first in fields such as augmented reality, product recognition and virtual reality. While a creative technologist, Plimmer is most focused on business impact and consumer engagement, often helping brands with strategies for engaging Millennial and Gen-Z consumers.

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    Felicity Price

    • Senior Consultant
    • Felicity Price & Associates Ltd
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    Felicity Price

    Senior Consultant, Felicity Price & Associates Ltd

    The Great Divide

    Felicity is the host of a panel discussion with Julian Wilcox, Adrianne Cranshaw and David Boyle.

    About Felicity Price

    Felicity Price ONZM, FPRINZ, is now a consultant and contractor, mainly to local government in the earthquake recovery sector. Previously, for 25 years, she ran, with her husband Chris Rennie, FPRINZ, multi award-winning consultancy Price Rennie PR. Felicity has also had a number of voluntary roles, mainly in the arts sector, as chair of the local orchestra and the Court Theatre, helping rebuild it after the earthquakes. She is now chair of the Christchurch Arts Centre. As one of PRINZ’s senior practitioners, Felicity expects to continue as a communications advisor for many years yet.

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    Khali Sakkas

    • Chief Executive - Insights & Research
    • Isentia
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    Khali Sakkas

    Chief Executive - Insights & Research, Isentia

    About Khali Sakkas

    Khali directs Isentia’s insights services across the Asia Pacific. With over 14 years’ experience in communications research, Khali has a deep understanding of measurement and the media intelligence industry. She is an AMEC Board member and Chair of the AMEC APAC Chapter. She is passionate about Insights, and has presented at a range of conferences, providing strategic advice on demonstrating success, reputation management and the impact of integration. Khali holds a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University, has previously worked as an academic researcher for Monash University and also as a researcher for Indonesia’s national newspaper, Kompas.

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