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

Acting President
Sheena Ireland – MD, Specialists in Communications

Councillors

  • Thomas Parkes - College of Fellows

  • Neil Smail - MD, Forum Communications

  • Sadhana Seriamlu - PR Student, University of Canberra

  • Kristen Zotti - Zotts & Co


New South Wales

President
Shane Allison - CEO, Public Address

Vice President
Bessie Hassan - Head of PR and Communications, Finder.com.au

Secretary
Anastassia Keltchina - Account Manager, Howorth

Head of Events
Brian Olson - Communications Manager, Taylors Wines

Councillors

  • Amy Kiely - Senior Account Manager, Team Lewis

  • Carol Moore - Director, Moore Public Relations + Moore PR Communication Training

  • Jo Scard - Business Founder, Fifty Acres - The Communications Agency

  • Rashmi Punjabi - Senior Account Manager, Honner

  • Samara Kitchener - Director, House of Kitch Communications

Young Guns Co-chairs

  • Maya Ivanovic, Account Manager, Palin Communications 

  • Rachel King


Northern Territory

President
Claire Bell - Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd

Councillors

  • Jeannette Button

  • Jane De Gault

  • Natalie Bell


Queensland

President
Mel Deacon - Founder & CEO, Elevate

Councillors

FLOC


South Australia

President

  • Ben Smeaton, Account Manager, Communikate et al 

Vice President

  • Sonia Diestel-Feddersen, Manager, Recruitment in Marketing, Communications and Digital, HAYS

Councillors

  • Victoria Evans, Senior PR Consultant, VEPR

  • Tom Worsley, PR and Content Specialist, Bridgestone Australia

  • Helen Sutherland, Principal Communications Adviser, Wellbeing SA | Government of South Australia


Victoria

 

Name

Position

Organisation

Alain Grossbard OAM FPRIA

Lecturer and Board member of Academic Board

RMIT University

Annie Hayward

Executive Director

IRS

Benazir Suraiya

Community Engagment Officer and PR Consultant

City of Whittlesea and self-employed

Danny McDonald

Manager, Communications & Engagement

Gippsland Water

Douglas Wright FPRIA

Managing Director

Wrights

Joanne Painter FPRIA

Managing Director

Icon Agency

Jonathan Ding

PR Account Manager

Icon Agency

Dr Mairanne Sison FPRIA

Program Leader

RMIT University

Rob Masters FPRIA

Found and Director

Robert Masters & Associates


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