Liezel Esterhuizen


Kaiwhakapori | Engagement Specialist

I am experienced and enthusiastic, with a passion to drive inclusive and on-going engagement. With my strong focus on people, by enabling communities and stakeholders to work together and through thoughtful planning, I support a positive engagement experience for everyone involved — one that will exceed the project outcomes.

With over twelve years of experience, I have accumulated a wealth of industry knowledge and have worked on several large-scale multi-agency projects.

I am an IAP2 accredited practitioner, which gives me a framework of best-practice principles for meaningful engagement to ensure our clients, their communities and stakeholders are engaged, involved, and understand the key decisions being made and any potential challenges.


Bachelor of Psychology and Geography, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Higher Education) University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Member, International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
Member, Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ)