Michelle Ann Boag (born 10 December 1954)is a New Zealand public relations practitioner. She was educated at Auckland Girls' Grammar School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Victoria University of Wellington in 1977.
Auckland Girls' Grammar School (AGGS) is a New Zealand secondary school for girls located in Newton, in the Auckland central business district. Established in 1888, it is one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country. The school received the Goodman Fielder awards for School and Secondary School of the year in 2000.
Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand.
Boag was a National Party activist, having joined the Junior National Party in Auckland in the early 1970s. She was in the Prime Minister’s press office in 1976, joined the National Party research unit and in 1985 was press officer to the Leader of the Opposition. She spent a short time with the Liberal Party in Australia before moving to public relations work in Auckland and Wellington.
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Boag was a National Party Dominion councillor and on the Dominion Publicity Committee before becoming New Zealand National Party president from 2001 to 2002, leading the party renewal in 2001-02 that enabled Bill English to become leader of the National Party, for the first time.
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She became embroiled in the 2012 Accident Compensation Corporation privacy breach when it was revealed that she had acted as support person for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claimant Bronwyn Pullar.
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