Hazel joined REANNZ in February 2018 and brings a wealth of skills and experience across communications, marketing and engagement roles over the last 20 years.

She has worked across the private, government, local government and not-for- profit sectors, including advisory and media roles in Parliament, corporate communications across the New Zealand Defence Force, and strategic stakeholder engagement roles for significant projects including Corrections capacity development programme.

Hazel enjoys working in the tertiary sector. Prior to joining REANNZ, Hazel was the Communications Manager for Universities New Zealand. She values the important contribution the sector makes to New Zealand, and the impact of its research and innovation - socially, culturally and economically.