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PRINZ announces new President and President Elect

June 12, 2013

 

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand appointed Pauline Rose as its new President, and welcomed new President Elect Bruce Fraser onto its National Council last week.

 

Northland-based Pauline Rose becomes President of the Institute after two years as President Elect and three years as Chair of the College of Fellows. Pauline was also chief judge of the PRINZ Awards from 1997 – 2000.

 

“PRINZ has firmly established its role in professional development and advocacy for communications professionals, and is now in its 60th year.  It is well supported by the industry with a strong membership and financial position, and a balanced geographical spread of members.  I acknowledge the contribution of previous leaders and the National Office in getting to where we are today, and am honoured to have the opportunity to contribute as PRINZ’s President for the next year.”

 

New President Elect, Bruce Fraser of the Bay of Plenty joins the PRINZ National Council, and also holds the role of National Coordinator of the Institute’s APR Accreditation programme. Bruce has held Board positions within the Sustainable Business Network and is currently a trustee on the NZ Farm Environment Trust.

 

Both Pauline and Bruce work as consultants within their own businesses, Pauline as Managing Director of Prose NZ Ltd, and Bruce as Managing Director of Fraser Consultants Ltd.

 

Speaking about the role, Bruce said:

"The best PR practitioners constantly aim to provide consistent, high quality public relations and communications advice to their clients, companies and organisations. A great professional body like PRINZ can support them with information, advocacy and ongoing professional development. I'm looking forward to helping build the status and reputation of PRINZ."

 

Pauline’s background includes over 25 years in marketing and communications roles in New Zealand and Australia.  She has worked in large consultancies and held senior in-house roles with leading New Zealand corporates including AXA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rainbow Corporation, Russell McVeagh and Sky Network.  

 

After moving to Northland she worked for Whangarei District Council before setting up her own consultancy in 2011. She has been a judge of the Northland Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for the last eight years.  

 

Bruce has previously filled senior leadership roles with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and in secondary education and is a Fellow of PRINZ. He is also a member of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Directors and Priority One.

 

Retiring President, Jane Dodd of Network Communication becomes the Immediate Past President. 

 

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