Principal /Director of SBA Strategy and Executive Lead for SBA Communications
SBA Communications operates as a virtual Public relations Agency -using an Associates model to deliver effective and scalable solutions to support organisations and projects.
Mike is a generalist leader, trusted advisor and specialist in stakeholder relations, corporate and external communications. He has a background in working with public sector leaders to help turn strategy into action and achieve results.
Before joining SBA Strategy in 2018, Mike worked in the public sector as a military officer, developing his leadership, strategy and stakeholder relations skills and since 2008, worked in the core public service with in a variety of senior roles across government – leading large public relations groups, responding to the Canterbury Earthquake sequence and having worked as the interface with government ministers.
In terms of Mike’s Public Relations/Corporate Communications experience -Mike had led functions and groups in the New Zealand Defence Force, Ministry of Social Development and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. Each of these roles required significant external and stakeholder experience and involved challenging and often complex issues and projects.
Examples of Mike’s and SBA’s recent and relevant stakeholder engagement work include: