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Matt Ball

General Manager Public Relations and Communications

Matt joined Ports of Auckland as Head of Communications in early 2012 after returning to New Zealand from the UK. His appointment as General Manager Public Relations and Communications reflects the importance of communication to the business, and an emphasis on greater community engagement and increased transparency Matt is responsible for all of our internal and external communications, including employee communications, community engagement, sponsorships, our annual SeePort Festival (attended by over 70,000 people), media relations and relationships with political stakeholders. Matt has over 20 years' experience in communications, with roles in the New Zealand Parliament in the late 1990s and with British Rail and London Underground in the UK.​