Proven experience

We are passionate people with proven experience

When we work with you we become an extension of your team, bringing experience, enthusiasm, dedication and tenacity to the table to ensure you get the results you want. We will provide frank and honest advice, will always have a point of view, not shy away from the big issues and we will get the job done. 


Adelle Keely

Adelle Keely

Chief Executive and Managing Director

A communications all-rounder, Adelle has 18 years communications industry experience in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States. Insightful and commercial, she has proven capability in corporate and marketing communications.


Alysha Dingle

Account Director

Corporate and consumer communications experience in New Zealand/UK, including developing and implementing campaigns on a global and Pan-European scale across the technology, FMCG, consumer health, and not-for-profit sectors.


Bridget Allen

Group Account Director

(Corporate - reputation & issues management) More than 15 years experience in New Zealand/UK, specialising in technology, banking and finance, professional services, aviation and tourism.



Bronwyn Millar

General Manager Wellington

(Corporate Social Responsibility) More than 15 years experience in New Zealand and UK in finance, utilities, consumer services, oil and gas manufacturing.


Caitlin Kennedy

Account Assistant

Caitlin is an AUT Bachelor of Communications graduate and has communications and marketing experience in not-for-profit. Caitlin's strengths include content development, media relations and social media management.

+64 4 494 5146

+64 27 449 1107


Caroline Brown

Account Manager

Journalism and communications experience. Caroline provides corporate communications and media relations on a range of accounts.


Chloe Hood

Account Director

4.5 years’ experience in politics as a ministerial advisor. Chloe has strong networks across Parliament and provides advice to clients seeking access to politicians, government agencies and influencers.

+64 4 494 5145

+64 21 860 738


Dearra Naidoo

Account Manager

Consumer and lifestyle agency experience. Dearra’s strengths include creating and implementing communications programmes, managing media and influencer liaison, content development, social media, events and activation.


Desmond Nash (Des)

Senior Account Director

A PR natural with 10 years’ experience in New Zealand, UK and Europe in strategy, media relations, campaign management, content creation and idea generation. Des has extensive connections and has worked with leading global brands.

+64 9 354 0568

+64 22 437 9556


Emma Hilton

Account Executive

Emma is an AUT Bachelor of Communications graduate and has experience in media relations, social media optimisation, event management and copywriting for commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

+64 9 354 0583

+64 21 024 95013

Emma Ward

Emma Ward

Account Manager

Experience in the FMCG, technology and financial sectors, and experience in media analysis and research.


Fran Holland

Account Director

Fran has more than 15 years’ experience as a specialist in marketing, events, sponsorship leveraging and brand engagement, both in-house, through agencies and independently.


Hamish Anderson

Group Account Director

Over 10 years experience covering IT networks, SaaS, telecommunications, financial services, tourism, property and construction, infrastructure and professional services.


Horacio Cardozo


14 years’ experience in New Zealand and Australia, in branding, advertising, packaging, print/web design – from concept through to finished art.

+64 9 354 0563

+64 22 319 0480

Irina Aristarkhova

Irina Aristarkhova


More than 5 years of experience in accounting including AP/AR, payroll, budgeting and cost management.

Jeni Peacey

Jeni Peacey

Senior Designer

(Graphic Design) More than 15 years experience in New Zealand and the UK in creative graphic concept, branding, layout and production.


Jennifer Brasch

Account Executive

Experience in media research, analysis and content development. Jennifer provides media relations and communications support on a wide range of accounts.

Mandy Hancock

Mandy Hancock

Chief Financial Officer

25 years financial management and reporting experience, IT management and other services (HR, property, administration).

Maria Gilmore

Maria Gilmore

Senior Account Manager

(Events and production management) More than 15 years design and events agency experience in strategy, creative and competition management, project implementation, and onsite delivery.


Maryke Penman

Senior Account Manager

Journalism and public relations experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, including brand management, profile creation, sponsorship and event publicity, corporate announcements, writing, commentary and thought leadership.


Matthew Savage

Senior Account Director

Matthew has over 15 years’ experience as a brand and digital consultant specialising in developing integrated marketing campaigns with a digital solutions focus.

+64 4 494 5177

+64 29 381 8726

Michael Dunlop

Michael Dunlop


40 years in corporate and marketing consulting, radio and television journalism, sales and marketing, general management and CEO roles in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Owner of Acumen Republic.

Michael Maingay

Michael Maingay

Group Account Director

(Marketing) More than 30 years Business and Marketing Management in NZ, Australia, Japan and USA for travel, health, manufacturing, consumer electronics and FMCG.


Nadia Cook

Account Director

Over 10 years’ integrated marketing and communications experience, with a strong digital focus, gained in NZ/UK. Developer of creative concepts, brand stories and content marketing strategies.

Peg Siania

Peg Siania

Office Manager - Wellington

Over 15 years experience in business/administration management in the private and public sector.


Renee Ji

Marketing Executive

Communications experience in the financial services industry including corporate communications, stakeholder management, website development and social media.

Roselyn Lodge

Roselyn Lodge


Over 5 years experience in management accounting. Uber efficient in accounting, cash management, invoicing and providing fantastic assistance to all.

Our Associates

Our associates provide further depth and experience to our team. As Edelman’s New Zealand affiliate we have access to a global network of experts, bringing innovative new ideas and approaches to our work. 

Edelman: The world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide
Jordan Scott Consulting: Leadership and development training by Jamie Scott
Peter Beck: Mentoring and coaching for chief executives and senior management 

NZ Affiliate Edelman