Laura Cibilich Joins NZ Marketing Association Board

We are delighted to congratulate Global Women member Laura Cibilich, who has been elected to the board of the NZ Marketing Association.  

Laura is the founding CEO and Design Director at RUN Aotearoa, a wāhine-led, globally-awarded design and advertising agency. Since 2008, RUN has been focused on creating quality strategy and solutions for brands and organisations, bridging the gap between indigenous creativity and the commercial advertising and design world.  

“Marketing has the power to impact society, influencing behaviour by communicating to consumers,” says Laura. “My aspiration for this role is to help the NZ Marketing Association be a catalyst for impactful change, particularly for underrepresented groups, fostering diversity within the industry, with wider ripple effects into communities.” 

Laura is committed to uplifting Māori voices, building cultural connections, and advocating for transformative change throughout the creative community in Aotearoa New Zealand. She brings over 20 years experience in graphic design and entrepreneurship to her appointment with the NZ Marketing Association. Kiwibank’s Simon Hofmann, named Marketer of the Year at the 2023 TVNZ NZ Marketing Awards 2023 has also been elected to the board. 

“I’m looking forward to working alongside the other incredible board members, and the Marketing Association community,” says Laura. 

The Marketing Association has a member base of over 7,500 businesses and marketing professionals, and leads professional development in Aotearoa through awards, events, conferences and world-class resources and training.