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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Contract assignments (April – September 16)

With three great clients performing a variety of tasks from communications steering committee and panel work for MBIE, to comms practitioner backfill for Local Government Commission and SeaCert project work for Maritime New Zealand.

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ACC

Manager of Corporate Communications in the wake of ACC’s privacy issue when the Corporation took action to ensure it would better protect such information and become more customer focussed

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NZ Police

Key role of General Manager of Public Affairs in New Zealand Police, one of the largest and most senior heads of communications roles in the public sector

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All of Govt

Michael was the inaugural Head of the Communications function for the All of Government sector

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Other work assignments

Michael has worked in a number of agencies over many years.  In addition to those featured in separate pages he has also worked in the social, transport and tourism sectors as well as an Information Executive in the meat industry.

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