Sandpiper opens New Zealand office, led by Ed Brewster

Sandpiper opens New Zealand office, led by Ed Brewster

Strategic communications and public affairs consultancy, Sandpiper Communications, has announced the opening of a New Zealand office. Based in Hawkes Bay, one of the country's largest food, agriculture and export hubs, the office will be led by Sandpiper’s Director of New Zealand and International Media, Ed Brewster, and supported by Julia Walker, Sandpiper’s Director of ESG and Sustainability, and Sandpiper COO, Kelly Johnston.

Ed has more than 25 years' experience both in-house and agency side across the technology, financial and infrastructure sectors and until 2020, led corporate affairs, public policy and media for Huawei in the UK, as well as managing international media relations for Huawei Group in London.

Julia is a former RNZ Journalist, and has worked in finance, technology, ESG and international business and market development for 20 years, the past 10 of those in Singapore.

Sandpiper has also appointed former Newshub Radio Reporter, Isabella Durant, as a Senior Account Executive in New Zealand.

Ed Brewster said the New Zealand office is the perfect base for the company's primary industries offering: "Sandpiper’s established presence across Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, and Southeast Asia gives us a unique platform to help tell the stories of New Zealand companies to target growth and investment. While brand New Zealand is very strong, significant opportunities for local brands remain untapped, and we want to help close this gap.”

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