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Catherine Rossiter-Stead

Catherine has overseen communications for a range of businesses including New Zealand Rugby and Sport New Zealand and has managed events, festivals and a number of community engagement projects, working alongside organisations such as Wellington City Council, Zealandia, Destination Wairarapa, Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre and Business Wairarapa.

She believes in creating beyond unique experiences which became apparent when she headed up the highly-successful 2011 Rugby World Cup activity in the Wairarapa, prompting CEO Martin Snedden to pay a personal tribute to her work in his book ‘Stadium of Four Million’.

Catherine began her career in the UK music industry and has also worked as a secondary school teacher, including senior management roles in a number of schools. She has continued to work in the education sector as a communications and crisis media consultant.

Awarded a New Zealander of the Year Local Hero medal for her contribution to the community, Catherine is a member of the Institute of Directors and is currently Trustee of Wellington Free Ambulance, Director of Central Districts Cricket Association and Wellington Rugby Football Union, and Trustee of Greytown Trust Lands Trust.

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