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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.  

Amreetha Kariyawasam

Amreetha Kariyawasam

Associate

Amreetha Kariyawasam has a wealth of experience developing and implementing stakeholder engagement and communications strategies for nationally significant projects. She has in-depth knowledge of the transport, energy, planning and infrastructure sectors and provides strategic counsel and issues management support where there is risk of negative third party intervention or corporate reputation damage. Amreetha has managed sensitive and contentious projects for high profile clients internationally including National Grid, EDF Energy, the London Development Agency and the Olympic Delivery Authority, in addition to TransGrid, Orica, Sydney Trains and AusNet Services (formerly SP AusNet) in Australia. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matt Allen

Matt Allen

Senior Project Manager

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.