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, 2018 and 2019 Auckland Arts Festivals, for the opening of Auckland’s ASB Waterfront Theatre, has managed Auckland Theatre Company’s publicity since 2013, and worked with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition since 2013 and the Show Me Shorts Film Festival since 2014.
Siobhan’s other arts and events clients include or have included Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Belvoir, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Live, Touch Compass Dance Company, The Wiggles, Australian Dance Theatre, Okareka Dance Company, Black Grace Dance Company, Auckland Council (Southside Arts Festival, Pacific Music Awards, Matariki, POP), 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
Strategic & Creative Consultant
Becky has twenty years’ experience, across the communications mix, in a range of sectors including food & drink, retail, apparel, luxury goods and travel.
Intellectually curious and creative, she uses insights and analysis to transform business objectives into creative communications strategies that re-position brands, generate advocacy and support the bottom line.
She has worked closely with boards and brand owners on communications strategies for some of NZ and the UK’s best loved brands. With a strong nose for a story and a contact book to back it up, Becky has landed high impact stories for clients across a broad spectrum of media.
In New Zealand, she lead Pead PR’s food, drink and lifestyle teams for a number of years before moving the role of Managing Director. She was instrumental in leading the agency into an integrated model, taking responsibility for redefining Pead PR’s marketing communications proposition and its creative output.
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.