Don Hutchings OBE – Associate
Don has a long and distinguished career in television and major event design, development and management. He now specialises in marketing communications strategy & implementation and, specifically, in Big Event Management, Public Relations and Fund Raising.
Known by many in New Zealand as “Mr Telethon”, one of Don’s most significant achievements was the introduction of Telethons in New Zealand, a format that he produced in both Australia and New Zealand and for which a world record was set in terms of funds raised/per capita/hours of broadcasting/ratings.
Don is a highly experienced Executive Producer, Producer, Presenter, Writer, Station Manager and Network Assistant General Manager. His creative & conceptual talents are outstanding. His credits include Olympic Games, LiveAid, SportsAid as well as a bag full of major live event productions throughout Australasia.
He has also been Deputy Commissioner General for New Zealand at Expo 98 in Brisbane and Expo 92 in Seville. And in 1990 he was Chief Executive of New Zealand’s 1990 Sesquicentennial Celebrations. One of the most creative, talented and accomplished professionals in Australasia, Don has a passion for the creation & development of concepts, strategies and executions that deliver, in any medium.
Don has been awarded the OBE, the 1990 Medal, is a Paul Harris Fellow and Feltex Award Winner.