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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.

Deborah Cameron

Deborah Cameron

Project Director

Deb Cameron is a highly experienced communicator who specialises in working directly with individuals and communities as a host and moderator of events, panel discussions, community forums, workshops and large gatherings across urban renewal, planning and energy sectors. She has extensive government experience, having worked with UrbanGrowth NSW, Barangaroo Delivery Authority, City of Sydney and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. Deborah is an experienced Deliberative Democracy practitioner and has facilitated Citizens’ Jury deliberations for newDemocracy, the NSW Public Accounts Committee, Willoughby Council, the Bays Precinct and Sydney Fish Markets. As a former ABC broadcaster and morning radio host, Deborah initiated lively daily conversations about the future of Sydney and has transferred her experience and understanding of audiences, issues and community engagement to KJA.

Dianne Knott

Dianne Knott

Project Director

Dianne is a stakeholder engagement, partnership and communications strategist, with 17 years’ experience in the consulting, corporate and government sectors. Dianne has deep expertise in the energy sector, urban renewal, land use, transport and infrastructure planning and delivery.  Dianne’s extensive career demonstrates her ability to successfully engage with stakeholders, media and the community to reach mutually beneficial outcomes.  Her success with corporations including AGL Energy, Greater Sydney Commission, UrbanGrowth and Urbis indicate her proficiency in all aspects of the project management cycle.

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.

Joanna Quilty

Joanna Quilty

Project Director

Joanna Quilty has held leadership roles across Government and non-government sectors, including over ten years’ experience in executive leadership in the NSW Public Sector. Her expertise lies in leading change, implementing major reforms, driving service improvement initiatives and ensuring value for money outcomes. Joanna has held management and executive positions across several state government agencies, including Transport for NSW and the NSW Council of Social Service. More recently Joanna has managed operations and transition for non-profit organisations, including Flourish Australia and Relationships Australia NSW. She has an in-depth understanding of commercial, government and not-for-profit processes and has a strong commitment to ensuring consistent and enthusiastic delivery of high quality, professional services and solutions in response to complex problems. 

Karin Bishop

Karin Bishop

Senior Project Manager

Karin Bishop is a highly experienced communicator with over 20 years of experience in media and communication industries in Australia and overseas. She is a strategic and creative thinker, who has proven her capability for managing complex issues and projects to efficiently deliver the best outcomes. Karin has extensive experience in writing and communications from a background in journalism, and media and public relations management. She has developed her capabilities of working with different cultures and diverse groups of people from her work as a journalist in Hong Kong and London. In recent years she has developed her skills to include advocacy, government relations and policy development. Karin has demonstrated leadership and management skills during her work as a CEO Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils, coordinating and collaborating with a range of stakeholders, Government departments and communities.

Linda Armstrong

Linda Armstrong

Senior Project Manager

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.

Moira Sharp

Moira Sharp

Senior Project Manager

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 Director

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).

Paula Lawrence

Paula Lawrence

Senior Project Manager

Paula is a strategic communications and engagement practitioner with sixteen years’ experience in senior levels in State and Local Government.  She is experienced in working with the most senior levels of government and delivering results. Paula was a Chief of Staff in the NSW Government with responsibilities across Housing, Roads, Tourism, Regional Development and Western Sydney. She was responsible for delivering reforms in heavy vehicle legislation, public housing maintenance programs, fraud legislation and the securing of the Emirates’ Wolgan Valley resort for NSW. Paula is highly experienced in managing communications and issues for national media stories.  For the last six years, Paula has held senior roles with a number of Victorian regional and rural Councils, managing highly successful community engagement programs. 

Rania Wannous

Rania Wannous

Senior Project Manager

A communications professional with over 18 years’ experience, Rania has worked in high-profile organisations including the National Rugby League, the England & Wales Cricket Board and Visit London delivering public relations, content-led support, issues management and government relations. A confident team player with exceptional writing skills, Rania has a strong track record of effectively translating complex and sensitive issues into simple language. Rania’s experience has been gained in Australia and the United Kingdom in senior positions that involved working with internal and external audiences, public relations in traditional and new media, providing strategic advice at CEO/Senior Management level, and crisis communications. Her wide-ranging media, PR and government experience means her advice is sought for initiatives that best raise the profile of an organisation and its leaders. 

Sally Oelerich

Sally Oelerich

Senior Project Manager

Sally is a driven communications leader with a demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective, influential stakeholder relations plans, specialising in issues-rich environments. Sally has worked extensively with the oil and gas mining sector in a number of contexts to support the successful delivery and enhance outcomes of projects.  Sally is a strong writer with an established media network and solid understanding of corporate governance principles, listing requirements and regulatory environments. Energetic and tech-savvy, Sally’s skills as a communications and media expert have ensured the successful internal and external operation of companies including Caltex Australia, Oil Search Ltd and AGL Energy Ltd.

Scott Strain

Scott Strain

Programme Director

Scott is an internationally experienced senior executive with over ten year’s success in Australia, New Zealand and China. Scott has expertise in stakeholder and government relations, business development, strategy formulation and delivery. Scott has strong collaboration and relationship management skills with a proven track record of aligning business objectives, culture and stakeholder priorities to deliver great results for clients and stakeholders alike.

Toni Rankin

Toni Rankin

Project Director

Toni is a media professional with over 20 years’ experience designing and developing communications and stakeholder management strategies that deliver on strategic goals, demonstrating a thorough knowledge and understanding of client needs. She has worked for major television networks across Australia and spent nine years providing media and issues management advice to the NSW State Government. Toni is highly regarded for her skills in anticipating issues, designing effective management strategies and guiding clients through complex stakeholder engagement processes. Her communications and engagement experience spans a range of government portfolios and departments including planning, treasury, health, education, housing, community services and Aboriginal Affairs. She has developed successful solutions for clients including the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, NSW Department of Planning, DEXUS, Mirvac, the University of Technology Sydney and the Salvation Army.

Tricia Wunsch

Tricia Wunsch

Project Director

Tricia Wunsch is a senior corporate affairs professional with 25 years’ international experience with a diverse background in telecommunications, entertainment, infrastructure, emergency management, energy and resources.

With a substantial career as an executive in the corporate and public sectors complementing her track record in consulting, Tricia has proven her ability to thrive in fast-paced and complex environments and quickly adapt strategies to changing business needs and priorities. With an inclusive style that focusses on collaboration, Tricia is a strong leader and valuable member of any project team. Specialist experience includes media relations, government affairs, stakeholder and community engagement, crisis and issues management and internal communications.