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Alanna Beardsley

Alanna Beardsley

Project Manager

Alanna is a talented communication and community relations practitioner with over fifteen years’ experience working on complex construction, energy, and infrastructure projects. Alanna applies her exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail to ensure that we deliver on time and on budget. Alanna has successfully delivered projects for a broad range of clients across private and non-private sectors. She has the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels, in complex and high pressure environments. Alanna has extensive experience managing community engagement sessions, developing project collateral, resolving complex stakeholder issues, and providing an effective interface to residents and business operators. 

Alex Crozier

Alex Crozier

Project Coordinator

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.

Belinda Souchaud

Belinda Souchaud

Project Manager

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.

Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan

Project & Office Administrator

Catherine Ryan has six years’ experience in administration support and event management. She most recently worked onsite at the Waterloo Redevelopment Project, where she liaised and provided current information to all stakeholders invested in the development of the Waterloo Estate. Catherine also assisted in the organisation of English as a Second Language (ESL) forums and other community events for residents to discuss the project. 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.  

Chelsea Monica

Chelsea Monica

Project Coordinator

Chelsea has been an events coordinator with experience in customer-facing events and project management. With experience across a broad range of sectors from transport to marketing and retail. Chelsea is confident adapting to various environments and meeting the diverse needs of clients in these industries. Her previous role was within the transport sector as a Community Liaison Officer within TfNSW, Sydney Metro Northwest. Chelsea’s practical experience and interpersonal skills enable her to be very flexible and adaptable to the diverse communities we work with. She is able to deliver high quality events, and reports that positively contribute to the project and meet expectations.

Claudia Rosario

Claudia Rosario

Project Manager

Claudia is a communications and engagement professional, with a strong interest in proactive engagement, social planning and public domain projects. Claudia has a background in architecture, having worked in the design and construction industry in Australia and overseas. She has experience working on large scale commercial and infrastructure developments in politically and culturally sensitive environments. Having worked with a range of community, corporate and government organisations in regional and urban areas, Claudia understands the importance of developing tailored communication and engagement strategies to address stakeholder priorities and optimise project outcomes. She is experienced in managing the analysis of complex and extensive consultation data sets, including the development of bespoke analysis frameworks and methodologies. Claudia is solution focused and is highly proficient in report writing, research, collateral development and issues identification. Claudia’s exceptional 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. 

Des Bowden

Des Bowden

Project Manager

Des is a skilled communicator specialising in community and stakeholder relations with over 25 years’ experience, working on both linear infrastructure (transport and water) and construction projects. Des has worked closely with multiple local government authorities as well as other government agencies and private stakeholders to negotiate agreements and deliver project outcomes. He has an in-depth understanding of the implementation challenges for construction projects, particularly in relation to community impacts and engagement. Des has a strong interest in the renewable energy and sustainability marketplace. 

Harry Driscoll

Harry Driscoll

Project Coordinator

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.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Project Consultant

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. Emily brings a diversity of experience in face-to-face engagement, customer service and process management to the KJA team. She has demonstrated experience in building positive and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders on highly contentious and politically sensitive projects.    

Helena Johansson

Helena Johansson

Project Manager

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. 

Jacquelene Irwin

Jacquelene Irwin

Project Manager

Jacquelene Irwin is a communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Jacquelene specialises in strategic communications for transport and transport infrastructure projects. Jacquelene has been involved in the delivery of multiple infrastructure projects for RailCorp and Rail Access Corporation (RAC) over the last two decades. In various roles, she has managed crucial project elements such as stakeholder relationships, communication strategies, contracts and accounts, public consultation and implementation of governance systems.

Jamie Seaton

Jamie Seaton

Project Manager

Jamie specialises in issues management and has a strong background in community and stakeholder engagement in the environmental sector. He has managed government and community relations activities for Linc Energy, Transport for New South Wales, and Brisbane City and North Sydney Councils.  Jamie’s design and implementation of numerous community and stakeholder engagement strategies has delivered positive impacts for both metropolitan and regional communities. Jamie completed a PhD in 2010 which focused on the impact of population migration for local communities. 

Jane Lameijn

Jane Lameijn

Project Consultant

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.

Jennie Crouch

Jennie Crouch

Project Manager

Jennie Crouch is a communications specialist with more than 15 years’ experience. She brings to the KJA team a sound understanding of government and the private sector, having worked as a broadcast journalist, political media adviser and public relations practitioner in both environments. She has strong writing and oral communication skills, excellent people skills and a wealth of experience delivering targeted media campaigns. Jennie specialises in high quality written work, sensible media management and strategic advice. Through her recent work as Media Advisor in NSW Government, Jennie prepared media releases, coordinated media events, provided advice on policy, media management and strategy, and managed contentious and challenging issues that required careful negotiation. She previously carried out large scale PR campaigns as Account Executive at Brilliant Logic Management and produced content for Channels 7, 9 and 10 as a freelance Journalist.

Joanna Thomson

Joanna Thomson

Project Coordinator

Joanna’s experience across the legal, hospitality and sports industries has equipped her with strong collaborative and research skills. She has extensive experience in database management and administration, as well as drafting and proofing content. Joanna is a confident and efficient team member who has the ability to deliver and provide support on time sensitive projects. Her attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills add value to any delivery team. She is also has a strong interest in Government, legislation and the role of community consultation in shaping policy.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Project Manager

Kate is a communications professional with over 7 years’ experience in the global energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. With a background in strategic communications, stakeholder and community engagement, crisis, risk and project management. Kate has proven to be a versatile communications professional.  She has experience in working with stakeholders, communities and indigenous groups to facilitate dialogue and prevent the escalation of potential issues.

Katherine Hawkins

Katherine Hawkins

Project Manager

Katherine is an excellent communicator and strategic thinker. She has a broad range of experience including internal stakeholder management and capacity building, and the delivery of large scale projects with a focus on community engagement. Katherine has diverse and extensive experience in stakeholder identification, community engagement and communication planning. She is proficient in drafting and reviewing documents and policies in regard to workplace processes and procedures. She has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the law, legislation and regulations, particularly in regard to workplace law. Katherine’s attention to detail and innovative thinking is demonstrated in her approach to project and people management, and complimented by her strong leadership skills.  

Katherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson

Project Consultant

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.

Kerrie O’Callaghan

Kerrie O’Callaghan

Project Manager

Kerrie is a strategic and results-focused communications specialist combining 8 years of experience across health, aviation, cybersecurity, and not-for profit sectors. During this time she has acquired strong skills in issues and crisis management, media relations, strategic messaging, event co-ordination and change management. Her management of internal and external stakeholder relationships supports her ability to deliver projects and events successfully, on time and within budget.

Kim Frost

Kim Frost

Project Manager - Writer

Kim has over fifteen years of experience in communications and editorial leadership, shaping narratives and policy for health organisations and clients in the public and private sectors. Kim works collaboratively with internal teams and clients to produce highly engaging, accurate content. She has provided strategic policy advice on high profile programs such as the Integrated Care Strategy within the NSW Ministry of Health, and collaborated with Boards and Committees at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to ensure delivery of written examinations for physicians. Her ability to work with all levels of an organisation ensures that written material is easy for the audience to understand.