I have skills acquired across a broad range of settings, and experience that I'm positive would benefit your various needs. Engagements undertaken over the past 20-plus years have provided a background which is professionally diverse, resulting in often being able to see all kinds of new possibilities for organisations from a range of perspectives.
BA History (with additional Information Systems papers), Dip. Multimedia Design, Grad Dip. Event Management, Dip. Public Relations and Communications Management. Considerable practical experience over 20+ years in Planning, Promotions, Management, Operations Logistics work. In addition, Analytics and Comms advice given to Individuals, Business, Govt Depts and Non-Profit Institutions.
To provide completely independent, proven advice coupled with practical implementation (where needed) gained from a range of Industries: Engagement (in Events), Organisational Management, IT Management, Web Development, Communications (Internal/External), Social Media and related Business Services as applicable. High-level Analysis (Systems and Process) is applied across all areas.
In addition to Government and Community-oriented / led initiatives, I have particular interests in the Creative Sectors. I place a big value connecting with new people, cultures and experiences, innovative thinking and solutions, with a great work/life balance (naturally!).
Please contact me, I'd love to hear from Individuals or Organisations alike
I have a perspective that considers how an organisation, small to large, public or private, can extend itself in going forward to meeting the challenges of the modern world. This is a world that embraces new uses of technology, new ways of connecting and interacting. I'm someone you can get to assess, and suggest, great ways to meet those challenge now... and in future. I've helped individuals, businesses and organisations of all types locally, nationally and internationally. If you think I can help you, get in touch!
A lot of what we do these days is connected to how people meet, communicate and extend their influence: I can help achieve this for your unique work, your unique business, your unique services through my experience in high-profile Events, Promotions, Social Media, other Communications advice, Web and IT management, along with analysis and improvements to critical Systems. I believe that basing solutions on what you actually need, not just what's "in", is the best way to truly help you...
Thanks to my time working in roles demanding agile thinking and decision-making, I have a unique outlook geared towards connecting to the real needs of people in challenging situations - helping to enhance the way individuals, businesses and institutions alike collaborate, augment and share their skills and services as they go about what they do on an every-day basis. Call me to find out how these perspectives can enhance what you do, whether involved in public and private business, Govt or other Institutions.
Just a sample of engagements I've been involved in helping to realise follows
Government Departments, Public Organisations, Corporate and Private Business
The best recommendations are from people I've worked with. Here's a sample...
Alan Benton worked directly with me as the Event Director to redevelop the run sheets, database and communications flowchart... Alan's technical skills were superb, and his eye for detail and critical thinking resulted in 3 documents which have since been used extensively to streamline processes for AMI Round the Bays. I would recommend Alan to anyone who is seeking to review processes around their major eventsCraig Ireson (Event Director, AMI Round the Bays 2012)(Winner, "Most Outstanding Event", NZ Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards 2012)
In my many years of working with IT people, this experience has been the most pleasurable, the most professional. He helped guide us to provide the most effective page, the best downloadable features (to cover possibilities across 3000 NZ schools...), and do all this to meet our future possibilities. Alan listens - but with advice, and knows how to make me feel like I did it. Thanks.Prof. John Hattie (Auckland University, Director of Project Asttle)Project Asttle (Winner, "Excellence in use of IT: Education, Tertiary, Community and Commercial" Computerworld Awards 2003)
I would like to acknowledge the work of Alan my assistant for the event who was also supported by funding from DANZ. He was excellent and I cannot recommend him highly enough if you need event management or production support with dance events in the future. He was fabulous to work with this year in the Dance Zones, worked hard, took initiative and went the extra mile.Lyne Pringle, Dance Production Coordinator, Cuba Dupa 2016(Winner, Supreme Award at the 2016 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards)
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