We're pleased to announce that Lee Harris has been appointed as Principal External Relations Advisor for Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa—Pike River Recovery Agency. 

Lee is a seasoned communications professional who has worked in local government, the corporate sector, central Government and most recently at the West Coast District Health Board.

Chief Executive Dave Gawn said: "With a broad and diverse background in the communications and engagement field, Lee has a wealth of experience to bring to this role and I'm delighted to welcome her to the team."

As Principal External Relations Advisor, Lee will take the lead on the agency’s communications and engagement activity, including media and social media management.

She takes up the role today.