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Media Advisory: Appointment of Communications Manager

1 Dec 2011

The Treasury has appointed Anna Symmans as its new Communications Manager.

"As Manager of Communications, Anna will play a valuable role assisting the Treasury to strengthen its public communications. At this time of significant state sector change and economic uncertainty it's important that the Treasury is clear and open in its communications," said Cath Atkins, Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Change & Performance.

Anna Symmans has worked in broadcast journalism, as a press secretary to former Finance Minister Hon Ruth Richardson, and as a communications consultant. She replaces Mike Munro, who has moved to Todd Corporation.

Anna joins the current team at the Treasury, which includes Serene Ambler, Angus Barclay, Chris Ritchie and Barbara Gibbons.

Updated contact details for the Communications team at the Treasury:

Communications Manager Anna Symmans
Tel: +64 4 890 7214
Email: anna.symmans@treasury.govt.nz
Serene Ambler
Tel: +64 4 917 6163
Mob: +64 (0)21 660 665
Email: serene.ambler@treasury.govt.nz
Angus Barclay
Tel: +64 4 917 6146
Mob: +64 (0)27 337 1102
Email: angus.barclay@treasury.govt.nz
Chris Ritchie
Tel: +64 4 917 6268
Mob: +64 (0)21 252 9478
Email: chris.ritchie@treasury.govt.nz
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