Joanna Norris is the Chief Executive of ChristchurchNZ, the city's economic development and city profile agency charged with igniting bold ambition for Õtautahi Christchurch.
Joanna joined ChristchurchNZ in October 2017 and is passionate about the city and region and the role of ChristchurchNZ to ignite excitement, connect changemakers and grow confidence. An ardent city leader, Joanna, is focussed on growing the city's reputation as a vibrant and exciting place surrounded by mountains and beaches - a place where our people explore new ideas and ways of living and innovate in business, technology and society.
Previously Joanna was the Editor of the Press and South Island Editor in Chief for Fairfax Media and worked as a journalist in NZ, the UK and the Middle East.
She believes each generation has a responsibility to care for the built, natural, economic and social heritage that it inherits and to explore ways to improve lives through inclusive prosperity.