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Staff

Tessa Johnstone

Communications Adviser

Tessa has worked in media and communications since 2002, occasionally side-tracked by other interesting things.

Highlights have included writing for and editing youth magazine Tearaway, working adventures in the Solomon Islands and the UK, and reporting for the Wairarapa Times-Age and The Dominion Post. She has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, a Diploma in Journalism and has always chased opportunities that keep her learning. When not at work she’s usually chasing her energetic young daughter.

Tessa joined the Foundation in 2019 after a year working as an investigative writer for Consumer NZ, and previously as the communications adviser for Sustainability Trust.

Tessa is currently on parental leave. Please contact Rebecca Palmer ([email protected]) if you have a media enquiry.