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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Sarah Williams
Managing 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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Jane Luscombe
Executive Director

More than 25 years' experience in communications covering corporate, government, and journalism across most forms of media.

Former BBC reporter, producer and presenter in the UK and senior TV reporter/producer in NZ.

Financial and political background with specialist knowledge and strong networks, as well as extensive media contacts.

Experienced in developing media, stakeholder, public engagement and content strategies.

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James Walker
Executive Director -
Sustainability Practice

James Walker leads Porter Novelli's sustainability practice.

Executive leadership team experience in both the private and public sectors, with focus on sustainability.

Led teams that have created award-winning communications campaigns and sustainability programmes.

Particular expertise in sustainability, strategy, responsible business, communications and government relations.

GM Corporate Affairs Woolworths NZ (Countdown) and Deputy Secretary Partnerships and Customers at the Ministry for the Environment.

Former New Zealand diplomat.

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