Imogene is passionate about helping New Zealand businesses accelerate growth and performance through effective marketing, communications and PR.
She has extensive experience working in technology, health, education, transport and supply chain, and business advisory industries across Australia and New Zealand. Having held leadership roles in marketing, technology, sales, and finance allows Imogene to bring a uniquely broad and practical range of strategies and best practise approaches to any client.
As Managing Partner of Perception, Imogene is responsible for the overall business strategy, business development, and operational management of the business, ensuring our clients receive value beyond expectation through each and every engagement.
Amy is one of the founders of Perception. She had over ten years leading Perception and one of its predecessors Carter Price Rennie Ltd. When working in the business she a had a significant portfolio of business and government clients, NGOs and charities. Her areas of strength are in community engagement, brand development and protection, internal and change communications and long-term stakeholder communication strategies. She has extensive networks in the South Island business community and strong relationships with the key decision makers in this market. Amy has been privileged to work with many iconic charities and she is further building on this experience in her role as the Establishment Chief Executive of the Christchurch Foundation.
In her role as Chair of Perception, Amy drives the strategic direction for the firm, and on occasion, provides peer review and assists with client activity where her expertise and experience is of value.
BA, Post Graduate Diploma in Computers Technology and Language Learning, Graduate Certificate in Public Relations, APR, MPRINZ
Annemarie is a big picture thinker. Her strength is helping clients align communications and business strategies so they genuinely resonate with the right people. She has implemented and led high-profile, award-winning communications and engagement functions for major infrastructure programmes in Canterbury and Australia.
Annemarie was most recently General Manager – Communications and Stakeholder Relations at Ōtākaro Ltd, the company building Crown-led Anchor Projects. She previously led the strategic communications approach for SCIRT, where her focus was on keeping the people of Christchurch at the heart of the rebuild.
Accreditation in PR (PRINZ) Highest scoring practitioner (2014)
Highly Commended award from Public Relations Institute of New Zealand for Sustained Public Relations (2014) for SCIRT programme of communications and engagement
NZ Engineering Excellence in community engagement SCIRT (2013)
Department of Transport and Main Roads Community engagement award for Western Corridor programmes, Brisbane, Queensland (2009)
Australasian Reporting Awards silver medal for Macarthur Coal’s annual report (2006)
MA (Hons), APR
Claire is a straight-talking consultant who has 30 years’ experience in PR and journalism. She implicitly understands the fine balance in working to achieve her clients’ objectives while always mindful of the sensitivities that can be involved. A strategic thinker with a wide focus, she works at the highest level with professional service and commercial clients. Highly regarded for her quietly considered approach, most of Claire’s work stems from referrals. She is a graduate of the PRINZ Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) programme.
Haidee has more than two decades of strategic communications, marketing, project management and leadership experience across a broad range of industries.
She holds an MBA from the University of Canterbury, is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified and is studying via distance towards a graduate diploma.
A strategic analyst by trade, Haidee is passionate about helping organisations to understand the long-term requirements of their business and develop concrete, easy-to-follow plans to realise those needs.
For the last seven years she has worked in communications and project management-related roles for Christchurch regeneration agencies and contractors. Roles have included strategic communications management, liaising with and briefing partnering organisations and leading, training and supporting contractors’ communication teams. She also project-managed the creation of a world-first, disaster recovery lessons learnt website for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT).
Jocelyn specialises in presentation skills and media training. A former journalist, she has taught communications skills at the NZ Broadcasting School, is a qualified speech teacher, and has worked in PR for over 10 years. Jocelyn works with small groups and individuals to hone their presentation skills. Previously with the communications team at the Canterbury District Health Board, she is ideally placed to help clients better understand and work with the media.