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Graham Bethune - Director of Marketing and Communications

Graham has been Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) since 2010, following a period as General Manager of Marketing and Communications for a Brisbane-based utility company.

Prior to this, Graham had 15 years in senior, public sector marketing and communications roles in New Zealand.  This included five years as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the University of Waikato and 3 years as Communications and Marketing Services Manager for Auckland City Council.  For five years Graham was Communications and Marketing Manager for the Ministry of Health in New Zealand, with responsibility for the delivery of social marketing programmes for five national health screening programs.

Graham holds Bachelors, Diploma and Masters qualifications from the University of Waikato, is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand and has won national awards for his work across the market research, public relations, advertising and marketing industries.  Graham is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from The University of Queensland.

Graham is on the Board of La Boite Theatre Company, a 91 year-old independent theatre company, renowned for producing adventurous, diverse and engaging theatre, in a unique ‘roundhouse’ experience.  Graham also serves on the Board of UQP, the independent publishing arm of the University of Queensland. Established in 1948, UQP is a dynamic publishing house known for its innovative philosophy and commitment to producing books of high quality and cultural significance.

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