Snapshot: KELLY GILL BANKS
Past: New Zealand- born Kelly – our new advertising sales manager – grew up on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Moving back to Auckland 20 years ago, she started her career in advertising media, and has now covered print, radio and digital. Present: A growing interest in gardening has Kelly trying to grow a range of fruit trees, including citrus, feijoa, macadamias and grapes, and so far her efforts have been rewarded. Kelly has a love of animals, none more than her six-year- old blue heeler Bandit, who chose her when he was just three days old and has been her trusty sidekick ever since. Bandit spends his days running fi elds, swimming lakes and playing with his pals at country club, while weekends for the pair are spent relaxing, enjoying good food and spending time with family and friends. Future: Kelly is looking forward to the opportunities that lay ahead in her new role, meeting new and interesting people, and seeing more of New Zealand. Bandit hopes to be included in some of these adventures.