We’re delighted to announce Michelle Wood is joining Uber as the Director of Communications, Australia and New Zealand.

As a key member of Uber’s ANZ leadership team, Michelle is responsible for driving Uber’s reputation forward and delivering against the mission of providing reliable transportation everywhere, for everyone; encompassing internal and external communications, stakeholder relations and community outreach efforts.

I’m incredibly excited for Michelle to join Uber and lead our Communications efforts in Australia and New Zealand. Michelle brings over two decades of experience across public affairs and communications spanning the private, public and non-profit sectors, and she is a well respected agent of change. Her appointment reinforces our investment in Australia as a strategic global market, and our commitment to enhancing our reputation through strong relationships and exceptional storytelling.

Michelle joins Uber from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, where she was the General Manager of Marketing and Communications. Previously Michelle has also held positions within The Australian Trade Commission, National Geographic’s Genographic Project, Sydney Water/the Minister for Water, the University of Sydney and the Australian Mission to the UN in New York.

Commenting on her appointment, Michelle said: “I am incredibly passionate about the role Uber has played in transforming our cities and towns from how we get around, to how we make places and food more accessible to everyone, as well as how we work. As Uber continues to grow and mature across Australia and New Zealand, I look forward to working with our stakeholders to shape the next chapter of our evolution, because we’re just getting started.”

Michelle is on the board of the Australian Republican Movement, the Bernie Banton Foundation and the Sydney Salon; and holds a Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University, a Master of Research in Business and is currently undertaking a PhD in reputational risk through MGSM.

Jill Hazelbaker
Senior Vice President of Policy & Communications