Our Associates

As well as its core team, Socius accesses the expertise of these outstanding professionals as associates.

Janine Smith

Janine Smith is a founding principal of The Boardroom Practice Limited, where she specializes in director and board development. Janine has been a non-executive director since 1999 where she has held chair or director roles on PLC

Trish Carter

Trish was the Asia Pacific establishment editor and bureau chief for Al Jazeera. She has held senior news and current affairs management positions in New Zealand media. Trish’s particular expertise is in establishing and managing complex media projects. She is a UNESCO national commissioner, leading and advising the New Zealand National Commission on its communications mandate.

Brian Finn

Brian, of Engage Group, was previously the head of public affairs for the New Zealand Rugby Union from 2004-2011 and for several of those years also led communications for Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2011. Prior to that, he was Corporate Communications Manager for EDS in Australia and New Zealand; Group Director Olympic Marketing with Edelman in Sydney, and Group Director Technology at Hill & Knowlton Southeast Asia based in Singapore.

Sean O’Connor

Sean was formerly Interactive Producer at The BrandGroup, and has worked for TVNZ and with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

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