W h o w e a r e

Who we are

Who we are

Porter Novelli is one of New Zealand’s longest-standing, largest and most awarded public relations agencies.
 
Our values are: we are gutsy, we win with integrity, we’ve got your back and we enjoy the ride.  We live by these values in our interactions with each other, with our suppliers and of course our clients
 
We have an unfair share of the best communications people in the market. Our clients deserve the best value and we strive to deliver it. With a smile.

Our Senior Advisors

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John Frey
Non-Executive chairman

Founding Partner of GRACosway.

More than 30 years providing corporate and financial communications counsel for both listed and private businesses.

Extensive expertise in transactional communications, corporate restructuring and issues management.

A recognised leader in media and presentation skills training for executive management and investment banking teams.

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Strahan Wallis
Managing Director

Award winning consultant both nationally and internationally.

Advising at senior level for more than 15 years.

Experience leading large in-house marketing and PR teams as well as agency.

Long-term strategy development, major issues and crisis management.

Significant corporate, marketing and financial communications experience.

Extensive local and international experience across multiple sectors.

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Sarah Williams
Executive Director

More than 20 years PR experience.

Listed company, multinational experience, issues and crisis management specialist.

Comfortable in corporate and marketing communications environments.

Background working as a consultant and in house leading marketing and communications teams.

Board director of Heart Foundation, and former marketing and communications director at Vector, head of communications Vodafone New Zealand.

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Louise Wright
Executive Director

Senior marketer and communications practitioner.

Former mass market magazine editor (both monthly and weekly titles) and magazine publishing director.

Exceptional media contacts; journalists, TV producers, editors, lawyers, agents, and sports personalities.

Issues and crisis management experience.

Award-winning public relations campaigns.

Accredited APR.

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