Karen Kay
Managing Director

The Team

Mila Stephenson


Jacob Vale

Karen Kay 

Karen was influenced into joining the entertainment industry by her father who had a highly successful career in London, reaching the top of his field in record company management. Karen began her career in London working with a top agency (ICM), she then focused on marketing, public relations and event management.

Karen then moved to New Zealand and continued assisting major companies with public relations. In 1989, Karen was the driving force behind founding and establishing the world famous Variety The Children’s Charity in New Zealand and initiated Variety’s two biggest fundraisers - the Variety Club Bash and Gold Heart Day. Shortly after, Karen was approached by leading personalities to manage their careers, which saw the start of Karen Kay Management.

Throughout Karen’s career she has proven to be entrepreneurial and tenacious in seeking win win situations for her clients. Karen is a proud member of Women in Film and Television (WIFT).


Karen Kay Management

Karen Kay Management is one of New Zealand's most established and leading Talent Agencies having served the entertainment industry for over 29 years. Representing some of the finest actors, entertainers, voices and writers globally.

KKM has extensive global connections and partnerships with some of the top management and acting agencies in the industry. Clients are currently represented in the United States, Canada, Australia and UK.

The dedicated team have professional experience across all sectors of the entertainment industry. Casting, public relations, media liaison and personal brand management are just some of the areas they specialise in. The agency takes pride in being innovative and fresh in the way they create opportunities for their clients. The constant success keeps the team motivated to do what they love.

Karen Kay Management is a founding member of the Actors Agents Association of New Zealand.


Talking Heads - The Voice Professionals

Talking Heads - The Voice Professionals represents and manages Voiceover Artists in New Zealand and internationally. Talking Heads assists with all voice needs across the entertainment industry. Voice files can be provided on request. Talking Heads has valuable experience and knowledge of the sound industry to help with your next voice project.

Tel: +64 9 379 3030 or 0800 TALK TALK

Email: karen@talkingheads.co.nz