Pressie 2023 | Judges Announced

The executive judges for the 2023 Aotearoa Pressie Awards have been confirmed 

We have an amazing panel of industry experts who will determine the best of the best in PR, Experiential, and Social campaigns. Check out our incredible line up of executive judges.


Pressies - Angelina Farry

Angelina Farry | Managing Director | Eleven PR NZ

Angelina specialises in providing strategic counsel, raising brand profile and creating thought leadership opportunities for clients. She has over 20 years of industry experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing, and social media, and previously ran her own agency business.

Angelina has partnered with a wide range of major brands and her work has been recognised at Cannes Lions, PR Awards Asia, AWARD, The Pressies, The Global Grand Effies, Aotearoa Effie Awards, Axis Awards, and Spikes Asia.


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Ashwin Gopal | Creative Director | TBWA 

Ashwin Gopal is a two-time dad and a multiple award winning Creative Director at TBWA. In 2020, his work was awarded Australasia’s only Yellow Pencil at D&AD.

At TBWA, Ashwin has created well-loved, awarded and effective work for New Zealand’s biggest brands, including ANZ Bank, Southern Cross, Fletcher Living and 2degrees. Ashwin is a firm believer in earned media being the true measure of an idea.


Eleisha Balmer

Eleisha Balmer | Head of PR | Adhesive PR

Eleisha has over 10 years of experience, helping businesses such as Dyson, SEEK, Specsavers, Los Angeles Tourism and Accor Hotels understand and leverage the power of earned and integrated communications strategies.
As the Head of Adhesive PR NZ, Eleisha manages the strategy and execution of regional client activity for global and local brands.


Gina McKinnon

Gina McKinnon | CEO Content NZ/APAC | OMG

Gina is CEO of Content Omnicom Media Group NZ/APAC, has 20+ years' experience in communication, content, sports marketing, and PR.

She champions content integration across channels, advises major brands, and has won 150+ awards globally. She's also chaired industry committees and received prestigious honours, including the Campaign Asia Women Leading Change Award and the Most Inspiring Individual Award at the Beacon Awards.


Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy | Planning Director | DDB Group

Jack is a globally awarded Strategic Planner with over a decade of advertising experience in multiple markets.
He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands across multiple categories including BMW, Lion, Westpac, Three Mobile, Energia and Samsung, and has a passion for driving genuine commercial results for ambitious clients out of insightful strategic thinking and credible proof points.


Tania Bui

Tania Bui | Head of Marketing | Craigs IP 

Tania is a people centric executive leader with a dynamic career spanning 25+ years that includes leading global marketing strategy and launching a successful digital media and advertising agency, through to holding executive roles across the tourism sector and governance positions within the public and not-for-profit sectors.

 Tania's experience covers a diversity of industry sectors having led multidisciplinary and geographically dispersed teams, including executive and leadership roles as Head of Marketing Excellence at Frucor Suntory, APAC Marketing Transformation lead at Suntory Food & Beverages APAC, and global and country marketing roles at Zespri, Mars Inc and Telecom (Spark).

Tania’s passion is building marketing and business capability and capacity. She does this through her numerous roles in marketing advisory, award roles and boards.