Bay of Plenty Division

Meg Jones, Chair


Meg is the Head of Marketing and Communications at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, one of the largest polytechnics in New Zealand. She has over 20 years’ experience in the marketing and communications industry and was instrumental in delivering the communications strategy during the merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology.

With multiple qualifications, including a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing & Communications), a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and an MBA to complete in the near future, Meg has a passion for education and professional development.

Meg has vast experience in delivering high level strategic communications to various stakeholders, particularly through turbulent times. Her career has spanned both New Zealand and London, working for an international law firm, a Japanese-owned health informatics company and in higher education.

An innovative and highly dedicated PR professional, Meg has built a reputation for providing sound strategic advice, especially through change management and disruption, having high ethical standards, and being an information and social platform aficionado.

Amanda Weatherley, FPRINZ


Amanda Weatherley is a PR practitioner who has earned a high level of respect, admiration and trust from those she has worked for and with over 19 years of practice, both in New Zealand and overseas.

She has worked directly for private and listed commercial sector businesses, central and local government organisations, not for profits, and as a self-employed consultant, for organisations covering all of those. Her work has earned her a reputation as a professional with high standards, a fantastic worth ethic, excellent communication and interpersonal skills amongst stakeholders covering a wide range of publics.

Amanda has held communications roles for local government, corporate and agencies in New Zealand and the UK, including Telecom, The Carphone Warehouse, Zespri, BUPA and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Amanda was on the PRINZ National Council from 2006 to 2014 and led the BOP Communicators’ Forum during that time. Amanda is currently a Group Communication Advisor at Tauranga City Council.