Kirsten Blanchard

Kirsten has advised senior executives and boards on strategic communications, corporate communications, issues management and brand PR in a career that spans more than 20 years. Her professional career began working in marketing and fundraising for arts organisations before moving into the corporate sector where she has worked with a range of well-known New Zealand and global brands. With particular experience in the technology, financial services and retail sectors, Kirsten specialises in developing quality stakeholder relationships and delivering communications programmes that drive engagement and genuine business outcomes.

Kirsten is passionate about the arts and has a love of contemporary dance. She has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Canterbury and a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Victoria University. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand.