PRINZ appoints new CEO – statement from Bruce Fraser, PRINZ President

7 March 2016

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Koller to take over from Simone Bell as the CEO of PRINZ later this month.

Elaine is a communications leader with a track record in external communications and media relations, crisis and reputation management, internal communications and change management, stakeholder and government relations and event management.

She has been running her own Auckland-based consultancy and was previously NZ Public Affairs Manager for MYOB, External Relations Manager at IBM and has agency experience.

Simone has been the CEO of PRINZ since November 2011. In that time she has led the Institute to a sustainable future with solid financial and business acumen, always delivered with a dedication to professionalism.

Elaine will work with the PRINZ National Council to continue to implement the 2014-2017 strategic plan, continuing the Institute’s role as advocate for the profession.”