Vanessa Williams

Regional Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager

After completing her honours degree at the University of Waikato, Vanessa Williams started her career in London working for The New Zealand Trade Development Board as a marketing assistant focusing on helping New Zealand businesses grow their exports to the United Kingdom. Since then Vanessa has held a variety of marketing and management roles in both the UK and New Zealand in a variety of fields, including but not limited to, rugby, graphic design, government, events and financial services.

A lifelong traveller Vanessa’s biggest adventure to date was moving with her husband and two children to live in Brunei in South East Asia for five years. Lecturing in business at an international university, an absolute highlight was the opportunity to meet with and chat to the Sultan of Brunei. Being employed as the Fundraising, Marketing and Communication Manager for St John Central Region, Vanessa enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with a variety of St John stakeholders and look at innovative ways to connect St John to local communities.

Vanessa Williams
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