A very green office foyer, featuring dots leading the viewer's eye deeper into the building

my work

(in reverse chronological order)

Current work – working in communications for a Victorian Government statutory body

  • managing corporate communications as part of a wider communications team
  • writing speeches, media releases, web copy
  • liaison with external and internal stakeholders on sensitive issues
  • working in a very politically sensitive environment to deliver positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable Victorians

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Here, I managed publications, internal communications and both managed and produced graphic design for the state government body responsible for reducing gambling harm.

Highlights include:

  • delivering an award-winning annual report on time and under budget (2014 Australasian Reporting Awards, Bronze)
  • reducing printing and design costs by approximately 50%
  • streamlining production of printed collateral
  • designing a huge number of publications under pressure – at one point something like 25 in 30 days

Victorian Building Authority

I managed websites here, managing the project to bring them off an ageing CMS and onto a modern platform.

Highlights include:

  • migrating those sites with no content lost
  • starting two successful (open rates above 40%) email newsletters on a tight timeline
  • writing, editing and delivering an annual report for two defunct organisations – a great lesson in stakeholder management!
  • writing and delivering communications plans in a fast-changing and politically sensitive environment

Previous

Tourism Victoria/Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development – Communications officer responsible for daily ministerial media briefings, coordinating PPQs (Possible Parliamentary Questions) and other communications projects

Department of Premier and Cabinet – Media Monitoring unit – Proactively monitoring media for issues of interest to the whole of state government,

marketing and communications professional, based in melbourne