Fran Wright, Marketing Advisor
Fran is the Marketing Advisor for the Wellington campus of University of Otago. She is the primary point of contact for marketing activity across all Wellington departments and ensures initiatives are strategically aligned, easy to implement and get great results.
Fran liaises with the Marketing Services team in Dunedin on behalf of Wellington staff and works closely with the Wellington-based Communications Adviser and Events Coordinator.
From 2012-2018 Fran was the Marketing and Web Manager for the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. Prior to this, Fran enjoyed over 15 years in brand and product-marketing roles across a number of sectors including healthcare, FMCG and telecommunications. She is an Otago graduate with degrees in Commerce and Science and sometimes feels she’s still a student!
Faith Atkins, Coordinator Events
Faith is the Event Coordinator for the Wellington campus of the University of Otago. She assists with the management of the university’s larger Wellington-based events such as public lectures, academic conferences and award ceremonies.
Faith has extensive experience in public engagement with a particular focus on the tertiary and research sector. A science graduate herself, she is particularly committed to informing the public about science research that has a direct impact on society.
Faith works part-time for the University of Otago, Wellington.
Cheryl Norrie, Communications Adviser
Cheryl is a highly experienced print media journalist who began her career at the Gore Ensign and the Otago Daily Times. Her work has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines including the Dominion Post, the science journal Nature Biotechnology and the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. More recently she has been writing for the Dominion Post’s advertising supplements department and covering New Zealand affairs for the German Press Agency (DPA). She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.
Cheryl works part-time providing communications for the University of Otago, Wellington.
Midori Takeda, Marketing Content Developer
Midori is Marketing Content Developer and works part-time at the Wellington campus.
Midori came to New Zealand as a Rotary Scholar from Japan. She likes the kiwi lifestyle and New Zealand’s beautiful nature and decided to stay here. With an economics degree originally, she re-trained in web development while raising her children.
Midori joined the University in July 2017 as Websites Manager and has been in charge of web administration for the Wellington campus intranet and external websites since then.