Executive Board

Our Board

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Bridgette Smith, Founder, Lassoo Media & PR

Bridgette is Vice President of the Comms Council and acting Chair of the Board.
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Rob Harvey, CEO Dentsu

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Nikki Grafton, Group CEO, PHD

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Priya Patel, CEO, DDB Group Aotearoa

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Sean Keaney, Managing Director, FCB Wellington

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Megan Clark-Cook, Managing Partner, Ogilvy Network

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Lee-Ann Morris, CEO, MBM

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Gareth O'Connor, Managing Director, Harvey Cameron

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Angela Watson, Managing Director, Colenso BBDO

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Fleur Head, Managing Director, VMLY&R

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Mark Cochrane, CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi

Board Meetings

The Board meets formally six times a year, with additional Interim Board Meetings as required. Board meetings are chaired by the President. 

The Board welcomes guest attendees at Board meetings. If you would like to attend a meeting to get an insight into the structure and nature of discussions, please contact Simon Lendrum. 

Minutes are captured at each board meeting and are available for review by Member Agency principles. A link to those minutes can be found below. 

Becoming a board member

Our Board is comprised of member agency leaders who provide governance to the CEO and Comms Council team. Attending a minimum of six board meetings a year, Board members also contribute their time to assisting the Comms Council team on strategic priorities, driving support for the organisation across member agencies.

Board seats are appointed through annual elections, usually held in August of each year.

If you are interested to learn more about the Board, or how to stand for election, please contact Simon Lendrum.