John Bishop

Current Employment

Current Company

John currently writes regularly for two Wellington based magazines, and teaches and trains in business and communications practices. He also works as a business mentor.

Current Directorships and Advisory Board Positions


New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union



Contact information


0274 482 247

Physical address

32 Disley Street, Highbury, Wellington 6012

Website 1



John Bishop

Email address

Preferred Contact Number

+64 4 475 8650

Postal address

32 Disley Street, Highbury, Wellington 6012



Professional Profile

John Bishop is a professional communicator, corporate and PR strategist, writer, teacher, and thinker. He has been active in corporate communications, marketing public relations, and journalism for over thirty years in the public, private and not for profit sectors.

He has particular expertise and experience in developing and implementing communications programmes, government and stakeholder relations, and in media and issues management. He is also a business advisor and mentor, particularly for small, solo and home businesses.

He is a skilled writer, communicator, speaker, presenter, MC, facilitator and commentator. His career has ranged across PR, journalism and broadcasting, business development, teaching and training. He has long standing interests in the issues associated with economic development and prosperity, small business, and media.


Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member


Charity, Community Group, Council Controlled Organisations, Govt Sector Organisations, Listed Company, Non Govt Sector Organisations, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust

Key skills


Industry experience

Arts/Entertainment, Education/Training, Govt/Public Sector, Hospitality/Tourism, Media/Advertising/Communications, Professional Services/Commercial

Curriculum Vitae / Biography

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Experience Categories

Other Key Skills

Journalism, writing and production – print, electronic and social media
Public sector communications
Corporate communications strategy and management
Government relations
Relationship management and reputation management
Public speaking and speech writing
Media and presentation training
Small business development
Issues and crisis management, media relations
Marketing and positioning

Qualifications and Education


Henley Management College, UK 2002

Qualifications gained

Diploma of Business Administration

Facility 2

Institute of Corporate Managers NZ 1992

Qualifications gained 2

Diploma of Corporate Management

Facility 3

University of Canterbury, 1975

Qualifications gained 3

MA (Hons) in Political Science

More qualifications

Sundry papers in economics, public administration and marketing (Victoria and Massey Universities)

Accredited Business Communicator for IABC, San Francisco 1994