Director Pauline Ray has worked in the public relations industry for more than 20 years, concentrating on a range of travel and design clients, including Cathay Pacific Airways, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Designers Institute of New Zealand, Warren and Mahoney, Objectspace and Alt Group. Prior to starting up her communications consultancy, she was a journalist for over 15 years with key roles including: producer of TVNZ’s Business World, Senior Writer for the New Zealand Listener and News Editor of the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. Experience in the UK included working as a sub editor on the Financial Times.
Pauline managed the communications in New Zealand for more than 20 years for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, assisting to raise the airline’s profile in New Zealand and managing and escorting media familiarisation trips. For the past 12 years she has also managed the communications for the Best Design Awards, the country’s premium design awards organised by the Designers’ Institute of New Zealand. Dock Street Group is a platinum sponsor of the Designers Institute, and Pauline was made an honorary member of the institute in 2012. She is also a life member of New Zealand Travel Communicators, and is on the board of Objectspace Gallery.
Pauline, who has a BA in history from the University of Canterbury, enjoys using the knowledge and experience she gained from working at senior levels in the print and electronic media to raise the profiles of Dock Street Group clients.