Dame Lyndsay Freer: 30 years as a Catholic communicator

Last month marked 30 years since Dame Lyndsay Freer started working in media and communications for the Catholic Church in New Zealand.

She has been arguably the most visible and recognisable “face” of the Catholic Church in New Zealand.

Recently NZ Catholic interviewed Dame Lyndsay Freer about her career in Catholic communications.

Dame Lyndsay worked for Auckland diocese from 1985 to 1997 and was National Director of Catholic Communications for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference from 1998 to 2008.

From 2009 until the present, she has worked as media and communications spokesperson for Auckland diocese and as media consultant for the Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) — both part time roles.

Dame Lyndsay has also had a significant involvement with the Catholic press in a governance role.

She chaired the board of Zealandia for several years and is today on the NZ Catholic board.

Her work for the Church was recognised with her being made a papal dame in 1995.


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