Kelly Armitage is of Ngati Hine descent. She is married to Steve and together they have a three year old daughter, Mila.
Kelly has a Bachelor of Communication Studies from Auckland University of Technology (2004) and has more than 12 years of experience as a communications professional in both public and private sector roles.
Her career has included several years in the Beehive as a Government Press Secretary before moving to Auckland and working in local government prior to Auckland’s Super City transformation. From there she moved to McDonald’s New Zealand, in an all-encompassing communications role which included media relations, marketing communications, government and stakeholder management, and internal communications across the New Zealand business. Kelly joined SKYCITY Entertainment Group in 2012 and is currently Group Communications Manager, overseeing communications across the company’s six properties in New Zealand and Australia.
Kelly is a winner of two Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards including 2017 PRINZ Award for Corporate Public Relations and the 2016 PRINZ Award for Issues, Crisis or Emergency Management Communications. She is also a member of the PRINZ Northern Committee.
Kelly joined SUPERdiverse Women in June 2017 with the view to networking with other female leaders across the country, sharing experiences and helping understand how she can help develop and nurture future SUPERdiverse Women as a leader within her organisation.