Excellence in Communications

Michael Player is a senior communications leader and specialist based in Wellington New Zealand. He has extensive experience in participating in and advising executive leadership teams, working across government, managing corporate communication teams, strategy development and action plans.

Recent Work History

Senior Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Working with the Visa Services Programme at Immigration New Zealand, MBIE.   This is a fixed term employee role working with a service that is vital to New Zealand’s economic development and wellbeing.   The role will fully occupy me

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Director of National Security Communications

Fixed term (19 December 2016 – 30 June 2017) Director of National Security Communications, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.  In late 2016 DPMC restructured its communications team.   The previous role of Director of National Security Communications was vacant and

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WorkSafe New Zealand assignment Sept – December 2016

Acting Corporate Communications Manager at WorkSafe New Zealand as they implemented their new structure, late September to mid-December 2016.  Helped maintain essential components of internal and external communications and successfully recruited staff for the new team.  By the conclusion of

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