A little bit about me
My career started out with me working in the film industry in 2004. With aspirations to become a war correspondent, I became a video journalist for Sky News (based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery) which evolved into a lengthy career in strategic communications.
I set up Social Licence Consulting in 2018 to change business culture for the betterment of the economy, people and planet. Social Licence Consulting does this by building inclusive companies focused on the win-win-win for the business itself, the stakeholders affected and the planet.
Over the past 15 years, I have specialised in strategic communications and built a unique toolbox of skills through my experience in public relations, film and television production, video journalism, lobbying and politics. Through my extensive Social Licence research and engagement with experts around the world, I have narrowed down some core insights into how companies and industries can earn and maintain ones Social Licence to Operate (SLO). This gives me the skill-set to help you better strategise and engage with your stakeholders and society at large to earn and maintain your SLO.
Born and raised on a New Zealand hill country sheep and beef farm, the food and fibre industry is a particular passion of mine and has been struggling with its social licence for over a decade. Having worked and engaged across the spectrum from agribusinesses, lobbyists, media, farmers to politicians has allowed me to learn, analyse, develop and apply my social licence theories in real life scenarios.