Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture.
Our diverse team has skills ranging from crisis management to brand marketing. We are creatives, problem solvers, storytellers, trusted advisers, digital experts, thinkers, and doers.
We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.
Our successful, talented team is driven, has plenty of character and likes to have fun. We’re a tight, collaborative team that plays to each other’s strengths to achieve the best for our clients.
We make things happen with conversations that matter.
With 20 years in the communications industry, Adelle has been trusted to evolve, promote and protect the brands and reputations of some of New Zealand’s most influential organisations. Her strength is understanding how brands, consumers, business, Government and communities interact – taking a creative, integrated approach across earned, owned and paid channels. Her diverse experience spans New Zealand, the UK and the US across sectors including building and infrastructure, ICT, FMCG, financial services, professional services and health & wellbeing. Adelle understands how to connect communications activity with clients’ commercial drivers and has extensive corporate and marketing communications capability including business advice, strategy, developing narratives & story-telling, issues & crisis management, capital markets, stakeholder & influencer engagement, brand campaigns, internal communications and media training.
With almost 10 years marketing and corporate communications experience in New Zealand, the UK and Europe, Alysha has strong commercial nous and a strategic problem-solving attitude. A digital native, Alysha is skilled at delivering integrated, content-led PR programmes aimed at building trust in brands and business. She has responsibility for leading client relationships and has a proven track record for running highly successful, insight-driven communications campaigns across diverse sectors including technology, FMCG, health, professional services and not-for-profit.
Bronwyn has 20 years experience, providing business advice, marketing and corporate communications to help clients solve problems or create opportunities. She helps clients to look at things differently and to communicate and build trusting relationships. Bronwyn has extensive experience in investor relations. She is also a specialist in integrated thinking and reporting, providing advice to some of the world’s leading organisations in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Bronwyn works with clients to understand their sustainability risks and opportunities, and helps them to develop strategies and communicate to stakeholders. Bronwyn has extensive experience across a range of disciplines, including strategy, developing narratives & story-telling, issues & crisis management, capital markets, stakeholder & influencer engagement, creative brand campaigns, and internal communications. She works closely with the creative team and has a strong understanding of digital and traditional platforms.
Geoff is a senior communications advisor skilled in strategic communications, crisis and issues management, marketing communications and media relations. Recently returned to New Zealand, he has wide-ranging experience in corporate, technology, government, and business to business arenas. His client experience includes Dolce & Gabbana, Marriott International, Emerson Electric, BASF, Li & Fung, Melco Crown International, InvestHK, Hong Kong Land and Huawei. With more than 25 years’ experience Geoff brings an international perspective, having led communication and marketing agencies in the UK, US and Hong Kong. Prior to working internationally Geoff worked at a communications agency in Wellington for ten years on technology and corporate clients. He has also worked in Parliament as a press secretary and for an industry association.
Mandy is a Board member and director of Acumen Republic and is part of the Executive Leadership team. She is a key contributor to the company’s business planning and strategy. Mandy leads the financial and administration team and is responsible for all the financial, commercial, technology, property, HR and administration functions for Acumen Republic nationally. Mandy is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and previously worked for Deloittes in the UK.
Michael is the chairman of Acumen Republic, and has been in the business for 25 years. Michael consults for clients in technology and ICT, financial services, professional services, health, entertainment, transport, and FMCG. He specialises in stakeholder reputation management. Prior to joining Acumen he was a journalist, strategic planner, sales manager, general manager, a CEO and a company director in radio and television broadcasting and pay television in New Zealand and Asia.