Meet our Team

Editor - Leigh BredenKamp

During more than thirty years in the industry, Leigh has been employed as a journalist, editor, designer, publisher, communications strategist and media manager. She has worked as an independent private communications consultant based in Wellington since 2000, and has been the editor of Kiwiparent since 1996 - a job she absolutely loves!

Leigh is passionate about pregnancy, birth and early childhood, believing that this is the single most influential and pivotal time in a family's life. She also loves working in cross-cultural communication and relishes the challenges presented by the extensive work she has done throughout the Pacific, as well as with different cultural groupings within New Zealand.

Publisher - Viv Gurrey

As Chief Executive of the largest parenting network and provider of support services for parents in New Zealand, she has a strong profile in the community sector. Viv is a member of the Institute of Directors and sits on several commercial Boards. She also holds positions in the non government (NGO) sector specifically relating to parenting, the community and families. In 2003 she was invited to join the Board of the Parenting Council of New Zealand shortly followed by an invitation to join the Family Services National Advisory Council as one of a ten 10 strong NGO caucus.

Viv has effectively woven her role as a mother and a wife with a highly successful career as a senior executive in the corporate world and then transferred those skills to the non government sector. This rare blend of experience offers her insight into many facets of business and the diverse social issues that face New Zealand right now.

Advertising Manager and Business Development - Taslim Parsons

Taslim has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and media. She has worked in technology and media related industries her whole career.  She as experience in running companies and sales teams in New Zealand, the UK and Europe.  Tas has put together successful multimedia campaigns for numerous companies.  As advertising manager for Kiwiparent, Taslim is actively involved in the compilation of material, editorial and meaningful advertising content.  Taslim is passionate about advertising and Kiwiparent.

Advertising Assistant  - Catherine Short

Catherine has worked for over 10 years in Marketing in the medical field in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She is passionate about parenting and is keen to help advertisers get the most out of Kiwiparent for both their companies and our readers.