PRIA's board continues its commitment to strong governance, sound decision making and national strategic leadership. The board of Directors consists of a President, Deputy President, Secretary, Treasurer, the Immediate Past President and eight Directors.
Terri-Helen Gaynor, MPRIA
Terri-Helen is Managing Director of Reputation Pty Ltd which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Terri-Helen has over 25 years’ experience developing and implementing integrated communication and community engagement strategies for both government and private sector clients in Australia, North America and Asia. Terri-Helen has worked for federal, state and local governments and for several government Ministers both in Australia and in Hong Kong. As the MSL Group affiliate in Australia Terri-Helen sits on several MSL Global committees and is a team member and leader on a number of MSL global accounts. Terri-Helen has been a NSW Council member since 2010 and member of the Mentoring committee for 4 years.
Adam Thomson, BA (Journ), MA COMM, MPRIA
Adam has more than 15 years experience in government and media liaison, stakeholder engagement, marketing, project and change management, strategic planning, public relations and corporate communications. He has worked within Federal, State and Local government departments, private industry on a national and international scale and as a graded journalist - offering a proven history of positively dealing with a broad range of diverse people/groups on a wide range of strategic, operational and advocacy issues.
Tracy Jones, FPRIA, MIPRA, FAMI, MAICD, GradCert Pub Sect Mgmt
Tracy has 30 years in journalism and public relations, working in government and universities before starting her own consultancy Creative Territory in 2006. She has won four Golden Target Awards and 11 State Awards for Excellence. Tracy was PRIA's President from 2007-2009 and has been a Director since June 2004.
Nicolas Turner, MPRIA MAICD
Nicolas is Managing Director of Corporate Communications (Tas) Pty Ltd. He has 24 years experience as a journalist and public relations practitioner in Tasmania. He has been a PRIA Director since November 2001, was PRIA's Treasurer for six years until 2009 and elected President in October 2011.
Gareth Lloyd, MPRIA
Gareth has over 20 years’ experience drawn from the corporate, agency and not for profit sectors. He spent ten years as Director of Communications for a leading Anglo American energy company, National Grid which was one of the first to develop a comprehensive approach to sustainability. Before joining the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute he was Director of Marketing at eWater. He spent three years in the not for profit sector where he ran one of the UK’s most successful sustainability campaigns and has also managed communications for BBC English Regions.
Zoe Malone, MPRIA, BA(PR), MBA
Zoe has more than 10 years of experience working in public relations with a focus on strategic advice, internal communications, issues management and media relations. Currently Zoe is the Director of Internal Communications, Media and Marketing at the NT Department of Education. Her previous industry experience includes resources, legal services, medical research, essential services and community engagement.
Zoe is the President of PRIA in the Northern Territory.
Yasmine Gray, MPRIA, MAICD, AIMM, MAMI CPM, BA (Hons), NCTJ
Yasmine is the Director of Gray Media Services, a Brisbane based PR and marketing company. She has over 29 years of experience, originally working as a journalist in TV, radio, newspapers and magazines both in Australia and the UK. She now manages matters of PR and communications including risk and crisis management, stake holder engagement, media management and training and strategy development for many leading national and international firms.
She also currently holds the position of Director of Marketing and Communications for the Australian Baseball Federation and is a key advisor to the Brisbane Broncos on matters of PR and marketing.
She is the President of the PRIA Qld, Qld appointee to the PRIA National Board and Chair of the RCG Committee Qld.
Jeffrey Naqvi MPRIA
Jeffrey has worked across the private and public sector for nearly 15 years, specialising in all disciplines of communications, as well as change management, project management and strategy formulation. Having worked in leadership roles in Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium and Canada, Jeffrey brings a strategic and pragmatic perspective to the table. Leading PR and communications programs and projects across numerous sectors including government, banking and finance, professional services and FMCG, Jeffrey also has a specific passion for the world of online, launching the first blog for a CEO in the UK accounting sector, and devising award-winning online campaigns for the ever-competitive recruitment market. Published both in print and online, and a regular provider of analysis on significant brand and communications initiatives, Jeffrey is also the Managing Director of Pier Advisory (www.pieradvisory.com). Outside of work, he spends his time searching for historical world maps to add to his collection, putting his young family through the weekly emotional rollercoaster of watching online streaming of the English Premier League, and contributing to his local community. Jeffrey Naqvi is President of the PRIA State Council in South Australia.
Jack Walden, MPRIA
Jack Walden is Managing Director of The C Word Communications Agency, a company he started in 2008. Previously, Jack’s career spanned education, health, sustainability, technology, law and the arts. This broad experience developed his affinity for strategic-thinking and a talent for fresh, stand-out ideas bringing measurable return on investment. The C Word currently services government, environment and arts-sector clients, providing professional support in internal and external communications (social media and social networking), community engagement, events and sponsorship. Jack is the president of PRIA's Victorian division and is also the Victorian appointee to the national board.
Katharina Wolf MPRIA, MCIPR MA (PR), GradCertTertiaryEd, BA(Hons)
Katharina is working as an academician public relations at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
She has fifteen years of communications and media experience as an educator and practitioner, encompassing roles in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia. Katharina is the current President of PRIA WA and a former Chairperson of PRIA Young Guns.
Last Updated: May 2, 2013