From July she will replace the current GM Chris Roberts, who is leaving to take up the role of Chief Executive at the Tourism Industry Association.
Deb joined Tourism New Zealand as Communications Manager in October 2011 after a number of years working in primary sector communications. Prior to that she worked for public relations consultancy Baldwin Boyle Group, including an 18 month stint in South East Asia.
Chief Executive Kevin Bowler says Deb has played a big part in the Corporate Affairs team since arriving at Tourism New Zealand.
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Deb on many projects and I have every confidence she is ready to step up and join the core leadership team of the organisation."
The role of Communications Manager for Tourism New Zealand will shortly be advertised.
Contact Leah McNeil, Senior Communications Advisor, Tourism New Zealand
firstname.lastname@example.org; phone +64 21 843 896