Southern PR – Meet the Team

Southern Public Relations Limited (Southern PR) is a fully integrated public relations consultancy based in Queenstown. We specialise in producing results and focused communication strategies for a wide range of businesses throughout New Zealand.

Southern PR has been in business for 19 years and retains many of the original clients it sourced within its first two years in business, demonstrating a culture of trust, reliability and results.

It’s our business to communicate our clients’ messages accurately to their audiences through a variety of channels. Our clients rely on us to protect their reputations, build their brands, and represent their messages and products, proactively offering ideas and identifying opportunities.

The Southern PR team is experienced at integrating media liaison, marketing material, networking opportunities, social media and many other communication channels to deliver tangible results, while providing PR support and direction, identifying and forging complementary business relationships across a full range of business sectors.

Fiona Woodham | Company Director

Company Director Fiona Woodham has been at the helm of Southern PR for 18 years, and has a strong journalism background including many years as a Fleet Street journalist working at a national newspaper level. Fiona is known for strong interviewing and writing skills with exceptional attention to detail, media relations, sales and marketing skills. She has an impeccable and intuitive knowledge of 'the story' and where it should be placed and has strong media relationships throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Fi Wilkins | Account Manager

Following her degree in Politics and Media Studies, Fiona Wilkins started her career as a Marketing Assistant for global software giant Sage LTD based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. She has since held roles in PR and Communications in London and Australia, including gaining excellent experience in the wonderful world of tourism as PR Co-ordinator to the Global PR team at Tourism Australia.

Ed Raine | Digital Strategist

Ed graduated from Leeds University with a degree in design, with a strong foundation in graphical communication and marketing. Taking this one step further, and coupling it with his interest in the internet, he quickly established himself in digital agency life. With a broad experience across the entire spectrum of digital marketing channels and sectors, he has found a niche in helping clients to identify which areas of digital should be prioritised.

Bethany Rogers| Office Manager

Bethany Rogers is our Office Manager. She started out in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, editing and writing for magazines after completing her degree in English Literature. After a stint of travelling, she fell in love with and settled in Queenstown. She has invaluable experience in customer service and writing and has extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s tourism after travelling the width and breadth of the country.