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Angus Belling

Angus Belling

Senior Project Manager

Angus Belling’s experience in media relations, change management and strategic communication spans across nine years. Angus has consulted across government, non-government and private sectors. He has worked in the areas of social investment, age care and child protection, housing and homelessness, engagement with vulnerable communities, and organisational change. His expertise in strategic communications has helped with the development and dissemination of messages to support policy reform and organisational change. He uses his specialised experience to reach target audiences and deliver on project objectives while meeting stakeholder expectations.  

Caroline Baldwin

Caroline Baldwin

Senior Project Manager

Caroline has more than 18 years of international and national media relations and corporate communications experience in both Australia and Europe. Caroline has advised on and implemented strategies for multinational corporations on crisis management, thought leadership, marketing, event management and social media. She specialises in building partnerships and opportunities for stakeholder engagement, working with business, government and the not-for-profit sector. At KPMG International, Caroline was responsible for developing and implementing strategic internal and external campaigns across 60 countries in the areas of business and environmental sustainability. She has extensive business and telecommunications experience working with KPMG Australia and Sensis as well as communications management for the Victorian property sector at Places Victoria. Most recently, Caroline was responsible for Media and publishing at the Melbourne based Global CCS Institute.

Claudia Rosario

Claudia Rosario

Senior 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. 

David Robinson

David Robinson

Associate

David Robinson has extensive experience in stakeholder management, strategic communication and issues management. He excels in all aspects of project design and delivery, from setting the strategic approach and implementing community engagement programs to negotiating with individual stakeholders, and one on one negotiation, particularly with high impact and difficult issues. David has delivered communications and engagement programs for complex projects, such as the development of a plan of management for Western Sydney Parkland and their plans to develop business hub leases within the Parklands. He has a proven track record working on projects with multiple stakeholder issues, including an LEP amendment and planning proposal for City of Ryde and a new bridge across Homebush Bay.

Donna Lantavos

Donna Lantavos

Project Director

Donna is a leader in the field of communications and stakeholder engagement with senior management experience in public and private sector organisations. Donna has worked at senior levels of government providing leadership and strategic guidance to successfully deliver multiple high profile politically sensitive projects. She has over 20 years media and communications experience specialising in issues management, stakeholder engagement, event management, strategic planning and, with her exceptional interpersonal skills, has the ability to maintain positive stakeholder relationships. Donna's extensive experience and expert knowledge has been developed from working in the fields of housing, community services, aging and disability, telecommunications and consumer product organisations. Her recent clients include Grocon, University of NSW, Penrith Council, Evolve Housing, Land and Housing Corporation and the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children.

Ian Colley

Ian Colley

Associate

Ian Colley is known for his expertise in designing and facilitating projects in business, government and community settings. His focus is on building common ground between multiple stakeholders, solving difficult problems and creating clarity about uncertain futures. Ian’s career is based in a rich background in senior public policy roles, along with hands-on experience in ambitious practical reforms. With high profile clients such as American Express, UTS and IBM, he has the experience to deal with ‘tricky issues’ through strong leadership and strategic communication skills. Ian currently chairs community liaison groups for clients including Barangaroo, Orica, and NSW Ports. He has recently played a key role in facilitating a number of Council workshops for the Office of Local Government’s Fit for the Future program.

Jacqueline Berry

Jacqueline Berry

Senior Project Manager

Jacqueline is a communications practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in the government, transport and infrastructure sectors. She is highly skilled in stakeholder engagement, internal communications and strategic communications. Jacqueline has  experience managing internal and external communications. She excels in facilitating meaningful engagement and uses her design skills to maintain and improve corporate branding, websites and intranet systems. Throughout her career she has delivered successful communications and strategic plans for major organisations including Metro Trains Melbourne, Port of Hastings Development Authority, Cox Architecture and John Holland.

Julie Urquhart

Julie Urquhart

Senior Project Manager

Julie Urquhart is a senior communications professional, with over 20 years’ experience in the development and delivery of engagement strategies across the private, public and non-profit sectors. Having led the development, execution and evaluation of integrated communication and engagement programs to support the NSW Department of Planning’s most high profile and contentious urban renewal projects, as well as establishing the communications and engagement function for the Greater Sydney Commission, she thrives in fast-paced, issues and stakeholder rich environments.

She is highly experienced in providing strategic advice and counsel to Boards, executive teams and business units on the development of stakeholder engagement strategies and management of reputational issues. Under Julie’s leadership, the Commonwealth Bank’s reputational ranking went from lowest amongst the major banks to second, reflecting a substantial increase in favourable media coverage and staff engagement.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Senior Project Manager

Kate is a communications professional with over 10 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. Kate has extensive experience working with construction teams to proactively manage communications and prevent the escalation of potential issues. Strong interpersonal, analytical and writing skills make Kate an asset to any project team.

Linda Armstrong

Linda Armstrong

Project Director

Linda has spent over 25 years working as a communications practitioner in the construction industry and the local government sector. She also enjoys the challenge of working on major landmark infrastructure projects, having worked in road, rail, tunnel and marine. Linda has proven that she is capable of producing project communication strategies that meet the communication demands of a large number of stakeholder group, and has excelled in managing complex stakeholder and interface relationships resulting in positive relationships that will serve the client well in years to come. Throughout her career, Linda has worked for Transurban, Thiess, Leighton Contractors, Baulderstone, Manidis Roberts and many more.

Louise Shepherd

Louise Shepherd

Senior Project Manager

Louise Shepherd is a senior communications and stakeholder engagement professional, with over 14 years’ experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Louise is an expert communicator, particularly in translating complex material for a range of audiences and is adept at all channels. Her expertise in strategic communications has helped with the development and dissemination of messages to support organisational objectives, manage and advance reputation and ensure internal and external stakeholders are effectively engaged.

Louise thrives in issues-rich environments, and has worked on sensitive issues including the fly-in, fly-out workforce, alcohol-related violence and the Sydney lockouts, genetic testing and urban development.

Marc Snape

Marc Snape

Senior Project Manager

Marc Snape is a communications professional with over ten years of experience in a range of government and private sector roles. He has experience working with local community groups, government and business stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes. Marc has a strong understanding of both public and private sector processes. He is versatile and solution focused, with excellent facilitation skills. As a former Media Adviser for a Federal Minister, Marc also has extensive experience in providing media, communications and political advice. He understands the importance of stakeholder management and engagement to ensure that projects are successfully delivered while maximising community support.

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

Project Director

Matt is a highly experienced communicator who specialises in stakeholder engagement; building and maintaining relationships with individuals, departments and communities. For nearly 10 years, Matt has consistently delivered successful outcomes in engagement and communication with an organised and engaging approach. With a bachelor degree in Media and Communication, Matt finds better, clearer and more dynamic ways to translate technical terminology into information for broader audiences.

Mark Lever

Mark Lever

Senior Project Manager

Mark Lever has a high-level track record in stakeholder engagement, change management, communications and media relations spanning three decades. His strategic expertise has been demonstrated in diverse general management and senior executive level roles.

 

Mark has facilitated the successful delivery of advocacy, reputation management and stakeholder relations programs for organisations including IAG and Strata Community Australia. His most recent experience includes reputation and issues management for NSW Land and Housing Corporation and Australia’s third most reputable charity, CareFlight. Mark’s approach is energetic, versatile and innovative, combining his varied career experiences to create modern and professional communication strategies.

Moira Sharp

Moira Sharp

Project Director

Moira Sharp’s experience in community relations spans three decades, and she draws on this experience when dealing with communities impacted by complex or controversial projects. Moira delivers the highest level of community and stakeholder engagement for her clients. She has the ability to connect with communities and stakeholders across all demographics and a talent for distilling complex technical data into simple but accurate project messaging. Moira is responsible for writing and delivering consultation plans, managing community and stakeholder engagement activities and is experienced in establishing and managing community reference groups. She is also highly skilled at managing stakeholder and community expectations and building community confidence.

Nicole Ekert

Nicole Ekert

Senior Project Manager

Nicole is a senior communications leader with extensive experience over fifteen years across a wide variety of sectors including Finance, Mining, Property, and Retail. Nicole’s career diversity is a direct result of proficiency in Strategy, Innovation and Crisis Management. Nicole is a trusted advisor to CEOs and executive teams, developing and delivering integrated communication and stakeholder engagement strategies, with a focus on media and social media channels. She has successfully managed both internal and external communications by developing and delivering newsletters, ad hoc critical communications, updating of intranet, and launching a smartphone app to communicate all information about new offices. Nicole also modernized the former ‘welcome booklet’ concept. Nicole holds a Graduate Diploma of Organisational Communication, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources and Industrial Relations -RMIT, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Rania Wannous

Rania Wannous

Project Director

A highly experienced communications specialist, Rania has worked in Sydney and London delivering PR strategies and providing advice on government relations, issues and reputation management. A former Media Advisor to a State Government Minister, Rania has also worked with high profile organisations including the National Rugby League and Visit London. Her expertise is sought for initiatives that best raise the profile of an organisation and its community standing. More recently, Rania has worked with public sector clients providing communications and stakeholder engagement advice on major change and transformation projects.

Scott Newton

Scott Newton

Senior Project Manager

Scott is a communications professional with five years’ marketing, public relations and specialist experience in the technology, education and consultancy sectors. He has helped develop, implement and report on communications and engagement strategies for a range of government agencies, local councils and private companies. Scott has worked with local government, including Willoughby and North Sydney Councils, and has produced reports for NSW Business Chamber, DPC and Transport for NSW, following internal workshops facilitated by KJA. He has helped craft strategic narratives and key messages for major Sydney infrastructure developments and regularly produces collateral for public and private clients, ranging from Property NSW to Dexus and Uniting Care.

Sharon Hancock

Sharon Hancock

Senior Project Manager

Sharon is a highly regarded communications specialist with extensive experience designing and implementing strategies for high profile government agencies including the NSW Department of Family and Community Services where she was the Principal Communication Officer.

Her extensive skills include the creation of tailored project communications strategies, development of engaging project material and successful delivery of traditional and online campaigns. Sharon’s superior writing skills have ensured targeted community education material was developed for individual projects. She is highly sought after for her sound strategic advice and known for her ability to successfully manage complex issues in politically sensitive environments.