Words | People | Change

SKILLS

More than 15 years’ experience spanning journalism, public relations, corporate communications and change management. Sectors include government (NSW and Federal), finance and biotech:

Projects and workplaces

  • Communications
  • Change management (certified practitioner)
  • Stakeholder Engagement

 

Writing

  • Blogging
  • Editing
  • Plain-English writing
  • Creative
  • Marketing collateral

ABOUT

Change management & communications specialist

Focus areas: Sustainability, Biotech

More than 15 years’ experience spanning media, public relations, corporate communications and change management.

I began my career as a print journalist and left the media industry in 2009, just as it was being disrupted by digital. Excited by the power of the brave new online world for storytelling, I began contracting to different government agencies and large corporates, bringing my skills in digital media to roles in corporate communications.

With such expansive experience working across many facets of communications, I’m a skilled strategist with an ability to foresee (and mitigate) challenges before they arise.

I’ve developed particular expertise in life sciences and biotech, working with companies to decode scientific jargon into simpler messaging so they can reach and influence more audiences. I’m a plain-English enthusiast; nothing gets me more excited than an editing task to break down complex subjects into something anyone can understand.

In 2018, I formalised my experience in change management by becoming a certified change practitioner. I enjoy the problem-solving called for when working on change projects.

A people person, I’m an ENFP who loves opening up possibilities and exploring ideas. You might catch me citing my fascination with human behaviour as an excuse to binge watch the Real Housewives.

I’m undertaking further study in Sustainability & Climate Policy through Curtin University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Westpac Group
  • Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Lendlease
  • Yellow Brick Road Wealth & Finance Management
  • ANZ Bank
  • IR Department (boutique investor relations)
  • Arts NSW
  • NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure
  • Family And Community Services (NSW Government)