Meet the staff behind our Institute

Anne Howard MPRIA
Chief Executive Officer

Anne has more than twenty-five years’ experience in Public Relations and communication including public relations strategy development and implementation, corporate positioning, reputation management, and issues and crisis management. She has provided services to Commonwealth, State and Local government agencies, corporates and NFP organisations.

Anne is currently CEO of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, the peak body representing more than 4,000 professional PR and communication practitioners across Australia. Prior to taking on the CEO role with the PRIA, Anne was a Director of the Public Policy and Communication consultancy, Howard Partners. Anne is also the former CEO of the Australian Venture Capital Association, and a former Member of the NSW Innovation Council.

Anne holds a BA in Public Relations, and a Master’s Degree in Online Communication. Her research was published in 2012 as Connecting with Communities: How local government uses social media to engage with citizens, and has been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

Johnathon Parker MPRIA
Major Events and Project Manager

Johnathon is an events, marketing and project management professional with a wealth of experience managing conferences, awards programs, gala events, IT/digital projects and marketing campaigns.

Johnathon joined the PRIA team in 2015, bringing with him considerable management experience in the not-for-profit industry association sector. He holds multiple tertiary qualifications in events management and is proud to be a part of the PRIA team working across the Institute’s broad range of events, conferences, the Golden Target Awards and other key projects.

Brooke Williamson-Jones

Marketing & Communication Manager

Brooke is a marketing and strategy specialist with experience in the consumer and commercial goods, event management, education and sales sectors.

Brooke is a new member of the PRIA team, having commenced her role in July 2017; and brings extensive knowledge in brand identity, marketing strategy and customer marketing to the team.

Brooke oversees all of the PRIA’s marketing and communication channels and activity.

Emma Hoyle
Digital Marketing & Events Officer

Emma is an events and digital media professional with a diverse background in events, local government and digital marketing.

Emma brings a variety of skills to the team including social media strategy and implementation, event coordination and operations as well as driving online presence.

As a new member of the PRIA Team (having commenced her role in July 2017) Emma looks forward to pushing boundaries in the digital and events space.

Jess McKellar
Membership & Administration Coordinator

Jess comes from a project management background, specializing in branding and market research.

Jess started working with PRIA as a temp in May and has since been taken on as our Membership & Admin Officer.

She is currently supporting the team by managing memberships, admin and offers executive assistance to the CEO.

Terence Lau

Terence Lau has over 10 years financial & management accounting experience in providing accounting services, payroll and salary packaging solutions to SMEs and not-for-profit community organisations.

He was a former member of Quality MYOB Consultant panel assisting clients in setting up and training them to use MYOB accounting applications.

Prior to joining PRIA in May 2016, he served as Accountant for 14 years with Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW and is privileged to be part of the PRIA team.

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 12 2017