Josie Vidal3

Josie Vidal is the CEO of Straterra Inc, a member-based organisation that advocates for the mining and minerals sectors of New Zealand. 

From starting her career as a print journalist, Josie has gained experience in communications, public relations and marketing in New Zealand and overseas, telling stories about everything from fashion to game-changing computer software. She has specialised in disaster response and recovery work for the New Zealand Government and industry organisations and has been a trusted political advisor, including working in the Beehive. 

Prior to joining Straterra, Josie spent six years in industry advocacy organisations for horticulture and trucking, traversing the corridors of power to get the best outcomes for their members.