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Posted on 06 December 2022

Haere mai to our new Communications Manager, Magnolia Lowe

We are pleased to welcome Magnolia Lowe to the Challenge Leadership Team as our new Communications Manager.

Magnolia has over twenty years of communications experience across research, government, and industry. Originally from Whangārei, she began her career in London, working in corporate film communications and advertising. Magnolia has worked on a number of high-profile public campaigns, including the successful London 2012 Olympic bid.

Following a move to Melbourne, she began working closely with research organisations to write and produce research translation content, including web content and educational films. In collaboration with Monash University, she created the STEM Talks featuring world leading STEM researchers giving engaging insights into their work.

Since returning to Aotearoa New Zealand, she has written and directed documentary films that tell compelling stories from the perspective of academic researchers. Her documentary series ‘WATER: Rapuhia, kimihia - Quest for knowledge' has received multiple awards at international film festivals. At the height of the pandemic, Magnolia was engaged by Manatū Hauora/Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 communications team as Content Lead for vaccination roll out communications.

The role of Communications Manager for Sustainable Seas draws on Magnolia’s passion for engaging people and communities across the motu with the vision of the challenge – for Aotearoa New Zealand to have healthy thriving marine ecosystems that provide environmental, cultural, and economic value for all kiwis.

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