State and Territory Divisions

PRIA is a federation of eight state and territory divisions. PRIA maintains a local office in most states and is advised and supported by a division council. PRIA's state and territory divisions councils facilitate local activities in each state to ensure all members have the opportunity to actively contribute to their industry body. The divisional representatives are listed below.


Australian Capital Territory

President

Heike Phillips, Media Director, Department of Employment

Councillors

  • Annette Healy, Freelance Consultant
  • Christine Belcher, Freelance Consultant & PRIA Fellow
  • Diana Forrester, Managing Director, OPF Consulting
  • Neil Smail, Director, Forum Communications & PRIA Fellow
  • Reece Cummings, Communications & Marketing Manager, Canberra Grammar School
  • Steve Power, Freelance Consultant
  • Thomas Parkes, Senior Advisor of Communication, Department of Education and Training & PRIA Fellow
  • Victoria Taylor, Director, Flourish Communication

Contact

Kate Porter Smith, Local Support Officer
actevents@pria.com.au


New South Wales

President

Samara Kitchener, Director, House of Kitch Communications

Councillors

  • Belinda Tupou, Founder and Business Consultant, Mind My Marketing
  • Christina Efthymiades, Director, Laconic PR + Communications
  • Dominique Wolfe, Principal Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, Roads and Maritime Services
  • Gabrielle Martinovich, Principal, Definitude Communication
  • Grant Richmond-Coggan, Client Services Director - Sydney, Red Agency
  • Jo Scard, Founder and Managing Director, Fifty Acres – The Communications Agency
  • Kerren Hosking, Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs & Governance, NPS MedicineWise
  • Paul Cheal, General Manager, Honner
  • Rana Hadid-Richards, Director, Etic Consulting Group

Contact

National Office
admin@pria.com.au


Northern Territory

President

David Rose, Director of Media and Communications, NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Councillors

  • Emmanuelle Clarke, Communications and Marketing Officer, Menzies School of Health Research
  • Jeannette Button, Managing Director, PR Button
  • Tracy Jones, Managing Director, Creative Territory

Contact

National Office
admin@pria.com.au


Queensland

President

Marie Howarth, Managing Consultant QLD, Mills Wilson

Councillors

  • Cameron Tomes, Manager of Communications, WorkCover Queensland
  • Chiara Barbera, Consultant, Rowland
  • Deanna Nott, Director, Wings Public Relations
  • Elizabeth McClymont-Mortensen, General Manager of Communications, ATEC Rail Group Limited
  • Eva Ford-Murphy, Country Communications Manager (Australia), ABB
  • Helen Hutchings, Group Executive Director, Phillips Group
  • Joanne Nelson, Executive Director of Corporate Affairs & Governance, Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • Quinn Sunderland, Principal Marketing Advisor, TAFE Queensland
  • Sharon Suzor, Communication and Community Lead – South East Queensland, AECOM
  • Shona (Strachan) Tattersall, Senior Advisor (Communication), TransLink Division in the Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Thomas Vergotis, Senior Advisor - Communications & Social Media, Suncorp Group

Contact

Kim Ellis, Local Support Officer
qldevents@pria.com.au


South Australia

President

Michelle Prak, Consultant and Director, Prak Communications

Councillors

  • Annette Holden, Senior Project Officer, SA Health
  • Bevan Jones, Senior Administration Officer, DPTI
  • Kim Burley, Lecturer and Course Coordinator, University of South Australia
  • Morgan Spencer, Director, Martini Mondays
  • Nataliya Scoleri, Communications Manager, Marcellin Technical College and MTC Training
  • Penelope Starling, Communications Coordinator, RAA
  • Tania Bawden, Journalist, Office of Communication and Engagement, Flinders University

Contact

National Office
admin@pria.com.au


Tasmania

President

Susan Moore, Communications Director (Asia Pacific), Gartner

Councillors

  • Anthony Lowe, Director, The Roxburgh Group
  • Jacquie Ray, Managing Director, Timmins Ray
  • Leigh Arnold, Communications Manager, Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce

Contact

tasevents@pria.com.au


Victoria

President

Alex Messina, Principal, AM Strategy

Councillors

  • Caitlin Harris, Group Communications and Content Manager, Probuild Constructions
  • Arj Ganeshalingam, General Manager, Porter Novelli
  • Lynne Haultain, Director, Government Practice, Essential Media
  • Alistair King, Senior Associate, RMK+Associates

Contact

Laura Gleich
vicevents@pria.com.au


Western Australia

President

Jacqueline King-Small, Director, Juice PR

Councillors

  • April Kleer, Media Consultant, Curtin University
  • Frances Papalia, Marketing and Publications Officer, Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Joanne Peckitt, Student Engagement Coordinator, Curtin University
  • Lien Stewart, Project Officer, Australian Sports Commission
  • Melanie Eleonora, Managing Director, Aussie Travel Assist
  • Nicola Firth, Business Development and Marketing Manager Australia, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Sarah Seymour, Development Officer, Edith Cowan University
  • Susanna Wolz, Media Relations Manager, Curtin University

Contact

Matthew Bryce, Local Support Officer
waevents@pria.com.au

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 24 2016