Alex uses skills developed through her studies and experiences to assist co-workers while building her professional capabilities. While working at KJA Alex has supported facilitation of workshops, conducted stakeholder research and analysed data for a range of projects. Recently she has assisted her colleagues in data input and analysis for a number of clients, including Waverly Council, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and V8 Supercars. Alex works efficiently under pressure, communicates well with team members and helps deliver the best possible outcomes for clients.
Alexandra is a stakeholder engagement specialist with a passion for meaningful engagement and delivering positive outcomes for stakeholders and clients. With extensive knowledge of research and feedback methodologies, Alexandra is deeply interested in engaging with different stakeholder groups, while encouraging open and transparent information exchanges.
She has experience working on large scale infrastructure projects across Australia and is constantly on the lookout for a challenge. Alex is solution focused and skilled in report writing and collateral development. Her attention to detail, strong work ethic and high-level organisation skills ensure she addresses project objectives and responds to the needs of key stakeholder groups. Alexandra excels in dynamic team environments that recognise and promote the value of community engagement. Having developed exceptional skills in survey development and data analysis throughout her career, she endeavours to provide clients with tangibly valuable results.
Alex is a strategically minded communications and stakeholder engagement professional with over 8 years’ experience. She is highly motivated, dynamic and delivery focused. Skilled in strategic management, Alex has worked on complex, large-scale infrastructure projects, implementing and managing an engagement plan to a challenging project program.
Alex excels at building and maintaining strong relationships with key government organisations and effective, strategic working partnership to ensure crucial stakeholders are involved in the development of projects. Alex works to ensure that issues are identified early, and that actions are taken to mitigate against potential issues becoming risks to relationships or the project program
Belinda Souchaud has more than 14 years experience working in public relations, marketing and communications roles for a broad range of clients including government departments, registered charities, community organisations, and private enterprise. Her abilities include creating and implementing communications, marketing and public relations strategies, preparing media releases, report writing and event management. She is an excellent communicator who is committed to achieving the best outcomes for all clients and projects.
Beattie began at KJA as an intern before being promoted to the position of Project Coordinator. She is an excellent communicator with strong verbal and written skills and has the ability to adapt quickly to situations. Due to her natural interpersonal skills, Beattie enjoys teamwork, collaboration and working with diverse groups of people. She is currently studying to complete her Bachelors of Communications and International Studies.
Callum Roberts is a dynamic communicator with strong writing and strategic planning skills. He is committed to engaging with diverse audiences and local community groups. Callum led the communication strategy for This is Not Art, an emerging arts festival, which celebrated its 21st year in 2018. He was responsible for end-to-end management of media relations, marketing activities and internal communication. In 2018, Callum completed a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Public Relations. Callum is dedicated to building his skills in stakeholder engagement, public affairs, issues management and strategic communications through supporting the KJA team across a variety of projects.
Catherine Ryan has six years’ experience in administration and project support and event management. She has broad project administration experience which has stemmed from working at KJA as an Administration Assistant and her experience has enabled her to be involved on larger projects including South East Light Rail, Northern Beaches B-line, Waterloo Redevelopment Project and Resilient Sydney. Catherine has a strong work ethic which supports her to deliver to tight timeframes. Her attention to detail and problem solving skills ensures she provides strong and reliable project support to the KJA team and clients. Catherine is currently studying a Bachelor of Business in Public Relations.
Catherine is a passionate individual with a keen interest in city planning. Catherine intends to broaden her understanding of the planning sector by utilising her excellent communications and administration skills. Catherine has a strong work ethic as well as a social and positive can do attitude that ensures positive relationships with clients and stakeholders. Catherine is highly proficient in a multitude of software including Microsoft Suite, Sketch Up, AURIN Map, InDesign, Photoshop and ArcGIS, demonstrating strengths in visual communication, mapping and diagrams as well as general administrative tasks.
Charlie is an experienced professional with a strong background in stakeholder engagement – working across Government and not-for-profit agencies primarily in the health sector. Charlie is a proactive engager, with capabilities to producing high level communications, from policies, frameworks, strategies and ministerial writing.
Through his vast experience he has acquired many skills including advocacy, project management, membership management, event management, client management, brand management, change management, policy management, knowledge exchange and clinical implementation.
Emily is a relationship management specialist with strong interpersonal and organisational skills. She is an effective communicator, with the ability to think creatively and critically. She has demonstrated experience in building positive and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders on highly contentious and politically sensitive projects. Emily has most recently been seconded with Sydney Metro City & Southwest in a Place Manager role.
Harry has worked alongside a number of teams on different projects across KJA’s Melbourne and Sydney offices. These projects have seen Harry advance his communications and engagement skills through actively managing administrative aspects of the project under the direction of project managers. Harry has recently completed his third year of a Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bioengineering and Bioengineering at the University of Melbourne. His work with KJA has seen him expand his skills in research, administration, event coordination and social media.
Helena Johansson has an engineering background as well as experience in the local government, transport and economic development sectors. She excels at stakeholder management, creating collateral and providing essential project support. Her extensive experience on planning and infrastructure projects includes high-profile ventures such as the Sydney Monorail Removal Project.
With degrees in international relations, journalism, as well as editing and publishing Helena is an avid multi-tasker with a diverse skillset. Her multi-cultural upbringing has made her an exceptional communicator in various languages, who understands the importance of empathy and cordiality in conducting any conversation. Helena is an excellent writer with strong inter-personal skills, who’s worked on multiple online news platforms at a national and an international level. Her professional experience include positions with the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the G20 Leaders Conference.
Jane Lameijn has focused her career on internal and external stakeholder engagement, consultation and communications. With an ability to effectively connect with clients from diverse backgrounds, she has successfully implemented a variety of change initiatives to ensure success for the client in future strategic activities.
Jared is a trusted communications consultant and has worked for leading agencies for over a decade, working across a variety of sectors for diverse clients, including FTSE 100 names such as Sainsbury’s, HSBC and National Grid. He has a solid track record of success as a proactive self-starter and delivers outstanding results for clients.
At home helping clients engage with diverse stakeholders, the media, political audiences and the public, he has led consultation and engagement programmes involving thousands of people. This follows previous experience working in the civil service and for a government minister.
Jared strives to continually enhance his skills-sets and to find new opportunities for professional development. He recently achieved a distinction grade when awarded the Public Relations and Communications Agency Diploma.
Katherine’s professional career spans five years of communication, research and policy negotiation across both the government health sector and non-government organisations. She presents balanced insight and issues analysis, and uses her communications and research skills to engage audiences through a variety of mediums. Katherine is skilled in engaging a wide range of stakeholders and managing relationships, policy and strategic communication, with experience in government in the Office of the NSW Health Minister, and NGO, the Arts Health Institute.
Kitty’s experience across the psychology, education and hospitality industries have equipped her with excellent communication and collaboration skills. She combines her experience in client management, research, and data collection with the knowledge and skills from her degree to be an effective and reliable team member.
Kitty has a strong work ethic and is committed to delivering exceptional work within tight deadlines. Her strong interpersonal skills, friendly demeanour and keen eye for detail make her an asset to the delivery team. Kitty’s interest is how communications and engagement can inform public policy and impact the community.
Lachlan implements skills developed through his studies and prior work experience to provide assistance to co-workers whilst maintaining a strong commitment towards professional development.
Throughout his time working for KJA Lachlan has applied extensive written and verbal communication skills across various team networks. Lachlan has had experience working with key community groups which has helped in gaining thorough communication and interpersonal skills.
Lachlan is a dedicated individual, with the ability and aptitude to undertake unique challenges in order to meet the clients’ needs.
Linda is the ’Generalist Specialist’ in a variety of sectors most notably Agriculture, Water and Waste at senior level, predominantly in water policy combined with a practical operational working knowledge of water utilities. Linda has worked successfully at Commonwealth, State and local level on a variety of projects, most notably the Murray Darling Basin Commission, COAG Reform and the Victorian State Government $2.2 Billion Foodbowl Project (NVIRP).
Whilst at Murray Darling Basin Commission advised Ministers to enter the water market, instrumental in establishing the pilot purchase scheme prior to establishment of Murray Darling Basin Authority and evolution of water markets. Working with the Commonwealth Department oversaw establishment of COAG Environment and Water Ministers (WTOG) Secretariat, continued the water reform National Water Initiative progression as well as the National Water Commission Amendment Bill and subsequent appointments. Linda has also been the Assistant Director and Stakeholder Manager for NVIRP, notably providing support for Ministerial recommendations and submission of successive Business Cases .
As CEO of a Waste and Resource Recovery Group developed and implemented a ten year plan for waste diversion and reengineered resources.
Working most recently in Agriculture with a particular focus on export markets, animal health and Biosecurity and quality assurance systems.
Linda is an experienced effective communicator, with an ability to successfully engage stakeholders with empathy ensuring a collaborative focus to achieve agreed outcomes.
Mohana is a seasoned Communications and Stakeholder Engagement expert- a strategic thinker with a creative heart. A generalist with experience across Project Management, Communications, PR and Stakeholder Engagement in Australia, South East Asia and India; she specialises in developing customised communications and engagement strategies. She loves out-of-the-box ideas, but ensures close alignment to business goals.
Over 15 years, Mohana has delivered communications and stakeholder engagement programmes across the private sector, the government and not-for-profits- as an in-house communications consultant for large global organisations, a team leader with leading PR agencies and an advisor to the government. Mohana has a thorough understanding of the business of communication and is an experienced and skilled writer across various platforms such as traditional and social media, often juggling various tones of voice.
Reputation management, communications strategy, crisis communication and issues management, media training, brand building, advocacy, content creation and marketing communications are her key areas of expertise.