Jessica Griffin


Phone: +64 21 2214 822


I’m an Auckland-based public relations professional, living on the North Shore. I’m passionate about creating a better environment for the next generation.

I enjoy specialising in strategic thought leadership and sustainability public relations, helping businesses lead on issues that matter to all of New Zealand and I thrive seeing their communications have a positive impact with media and stakeholders.

I’m passionate about developing and executing thought leadership PR campaigns that intrigue, challenge and inspire people to become familiar with your company and to create brand affinity with your executives. I enjoy establishing executives as expert resources, allowing them to shape the conversation, and influence senior decision makers early in the buying journey. I like to allow the audience to get to know your executives so your company can begin the process of becoming a social business.

When working with clients, I draw on a background of more than 20 years of professional experience practicing public relations in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. I have worked for a number of large corporations and public relations agencies, including IBM, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Ernst & Young and Citigate Dewe Rogerson (a leading financial and corporate communications consultancy, headquartered in London).

My previous experience includes four years with IBM. During this time, I managed the public relations for IBM Global Business Services in Australia and New Zealand. This included securing and preparing for high visibility media, analyst and speaking engagements. I also worked closely with the managing director to develop her executive profile in New Zealand. This resulted in her being featured in a number of interviews with print, electronic and broadcast media.

My experience includes developing and driving thought leadership public relations campaigns to address specific challenges with external audiences. A recent client PR campaign was recognised with a Bronze NZ Effie Award, the prestigious advertising award honours creative achievement and is coveted internationally.  One such campaign was recognised by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) receiving a ‘best in category’ award for B2B marketing. Another campaign was recognised by the New Zealand Marketing Association (NZMA) receiving a ‘finalist’ award for B2B marketing.

I have a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Communication Management) from Massey University.

My experience includes business and technology, corporate, financial and professional services, and the FMCG sectors.

Specialities: Corporate communications, Public Relations, Executive Communications, Thought Leadership, Executive Profiling, Sustainability.

What else you should know about Jessica

  • My husband and I have two gorgeous young children.
  • I love being active everyday with walking, yoga and pilates. I have completed three half marathons,
  • I can play the piano and love to sing.
  • I love to travel, Morocco with my husband and his parents was one of the most memorable trips.
  • Italy and Croatia hold special places in my heart, as well as Waiheke where my husband and I married.
  • I studied German at school and university, and when I was 16 travelled to Germany on a school exchange for six weeks.
  • I lived in Notting Hill, London for four years and was fortunate to have travelled extensively around Europe with my husband prior to children.
  • I am related to Florence Nightingale through my family tree.
  • I love reading novels, in particular romantic war stories and drama/crime/mystery/suspense fiction.
  • I love anything to do with home living – building, renovating, interior design, landscape design – which comes from my childhood helping my dad who is a fantastic builder.
  • I love stand-up paddle boarding, it’s my quiet place. I also love playing and watching tennis.