Isobel Kerr-Newell

Director, Champions for Change and Global Women Advocacy, Global Women

Isobel Kerr-Newell is the CEO of VideoTaxi, one of Aotearoa’s leading digital content production companies that works with organisations across the country produce high-volume, high-quality content on subscription to supercharge corporate communications.

Previously a member of Publicis Groupe ANZ’s senior leadership team, Isobel is an award-winning international communications expert, who has a wealth of experience helping to launch and grow brands and organisations in New Zealand and internationally. She brings a strong mix of global and local experience with particular expertise in brand strategy, media relations, social media strategy and bringing paid, owned and earned channels together to create fully integrated creative communications campaigns. A master of her craft, her work has been recognised at the highest levels of the creative and communications industries.

Isobel was previously Saatchi & Saatchi’s Head of PR, Social & Business Development in New Zealand and prior to that was based in London as Marketing Director for Saatchi & Saatchi across Europe, Middle East and Africa. During this time, she was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Saatchi & Saatchi Sweden and later to the network’s global advisory board on sustainability. Isobel is passionate about building diverse and inclusive cultures both within her own organisation and others as well as actively helping to drive change to build a more equal and equitable society for women. She has been a regular commentator on these issues, particularly in relation to the communications and creative industries.