Tim Marshall - Director

Tim co-founded Communication by Design in 1993. For over 30 years he has provided public relations consultancy to a range of clients spanning information technology and telecommunications (Apple, CA, Eagle, IBM, JD Edwards, Lotus, Platinum Software, Rockwell Automation, Simpl, Telecom Business Systems), pharmaceutical companies (Actelion, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Janssen Cilag, AstraZeneca), retailers (Woolworths, The Warehouse), utilities (Telecom, Vector), research companies (HortResearch) building services companies (NZ Crane Hire, Paramount Services) and financial  and professional services companies (BDO and Rothbury). The focus of Tim’s work for these clients has been marketing communications and corporate communications including issues management. 

Tim is a life member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) and Chief Examiner for its Accredited in Public Relations qualification (APR). He is a regular PRINZ Awards judge and has served as chairman of judges. He represented New Zealand on the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management that aims to further co-operation between the world's public relations societies and has taught public relations papers at AUT and Unitec. Tim is currently chairman of Squash Auckland and a former board of trustees member for Kowhai Intermediate School. Before founding CBD, he was a consultant and director of Auckland public relations consultancy David Lawson Consultants from 1985-93 and computer news editor and a business and general journalist at the Auckland Star from 1982-85.

Rob Warner - Consultant

Rob has contracted at Communication by Design on ongoing and single-project accounts since 2001. Amongst other projects he is responsible for managing the online media activities for our commercial cleaning client Paramount Services.

Rob's main focus is in technology/science-related companies and Kiwi start-ups. He's worked with CBD on projects for global organisations including Rockwell Automation, CA and Roche Diagnostics; and emerging local organisations like business growth centre The ICEhouse and automated bollard company Bully Boy.

He has also previously worked with CBD clients such as NZ Crane Hire, Netconcepts, PocketVouchers, Coca Cola Recycling, Opportunity Training, Youthline, the Variety Club Bash and Unitec School of Communications.

Rob is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand and has a Graduate Diploma in Communication & Public Relations and a Diploma in Marketing, Auckland University of Technology.

Halcyon Saxby - Administration Manager

Halcyon manages our administration and office needs and also assists with administration of client projects when extra hands are needed.

Florence Glover - Financial Manager

Florence contracts to Communication by Design to manage financial matters including invoicing, managing accounts payable and receivable, tax returns and end of year accounts.