Siobhan has worked in the PR industry, in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, since 2001.
She’s had in-house PR and internal communications roles at Lion Nathan, IKEA and the TAB, and she’s worked at PR agencies with clients that include eBay, Panasonic, Xbox, Samsung, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GIO Insurance, Tough Mudder, NZ Mint and Eden Park.
Arts and events publicity has been Siobhan’s focus since 2007. She did the publicity for the 2013, 2017 and 2018 Auckland Arts Festivals, for the opening of Auckland’s ASB Waterfront Theatre, and has managed Auckland Theatre Company’s publicity since 2013.
Siobhan’s other arts and events clients have included Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Belvoir, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Touch Compass Dance Company, Michael Hill International Violin Competition, The Wiggles, Australian Dance Theatre, Okareka Dance Company, Black Grace Dance Company, Southside Arts Festival, Pacific Music Awards, The Blake Prizes for Art and Poetry, Urban Theatre Projects, Big hArt, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre...and multitudes of other organisations, projects and shows.
Siobhan has a BA in Sociology from Victoria University of Wellington and a Post-Graduate Diploma in PR and Communications from AUT University. She also completed her grades and Performer’s Certificate (Trinity College of London) in Cello, and her grades and ATCL (Associate of the Trinity College of London) in Speech and Drama.
“An iron fist in a velvet glove” - former client
Vanessa values strong and synergistic relationships with media and arts practitioners. She is currently Account Manager for Auckland Theatre Company and relishes this privilege of spreading the word about the big-hearted storytelling that New Zealand's pre-eminent professional theatre company has become known for.
For Mr Fahrenheit, she has also worked on Tauranga International Marathon, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Hill International Violin Competition and Auckland Theatre Company.
Having performed professionally with NZ Opera and in musical theatre for many years, Vanessa has a particular passion for theatre and the performing arts.
She was previously a Marketing Manager in the ticketing and non-profit industries, and thanks her lucky stars she has managed to end up wrangling a career that uses both of her degrees.