Jacquie Walters

Global Head of Communications and Media

Jacquie began working with OSACO in 2018. Jacquie is a highly experienced and respected public relations professional known for her ability to give measured, calm, and strategically pertinent counsel in high-pressure situations.

Her 28-year career in communications spans print and online journalism, writing marketing copy for television commercials, in-house and external corporate communications for electricity lines companies, strategic communications for an iwi organisation, and wearing steel-capped boots and hardhat as editor of a forestry industry magazine.

Prior to working with OSACO and in her own public relations consultancy, Jacquie was in-house Public Relations Consultant at the University of Canterbury, specialising in media and government relations and advised senior management on issue and crisis communication and took the lead role in the University’s media relations in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. Her work during this period was recognised when Jacquie and her colleagues won a Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Award in 2012.

Jacquie is a member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand and is accredited in public relations.

Key skills: media relations, crisis and issues management, strategic communications planning, writing and editing.

For OSACO media enquiries please contact Jacquie on [email protected]

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