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Bethany Chapman

PRINZ committee member

Bethany joined the HMC Communications team as Communications Coordinator in December 2013.

She began her professional communications career in the health sector at Waikato District Health Board at the end of 2012 where she worked for one year as a maternity leave cover.

Bethany has experience in marketing communications, media relations, crisis management, internal communication, event organising and brings additional social media know-how to the HMC team.

Before entering the communications industry Bethany completed her Bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of Waikato with first class honours.

During her time at university, Bethany was Media Manager for the Management Communication Students Association (MCSA) and was a winner of the 2011 Chesterman Group Public Relations Campaign Award.

Bethany is an active member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ).

Three things you didn't know about Bethany:

  1. She happened to be in the heart of Christchurch CBD – eating Subway for lunch – when the February 2012 earthquake hit
  2. She’s half Irish – ‘the troubles’ brought her Mum and her family from Belfast to New Zealand when she was just 10 years old. She’s never visited, but it’s on the bucket list
  3. She lost feeling in half her tongue after nerve damage from wisdom teeth extraction