Meet the staff behind our Institute

Anne Howard MPRIA
Chief Executive Officer

Highly experienced communication and public relations management professional with twenty years experience.

Anne has held board positions in industry, government, and the research sectors. She has appointed to the NSW Innovation Council and worked on the Regional Innovation, Cultural Change, and Biotechnology working groups.
Anne holds a Master's Degree in Online Communication and Information Studies, majoring in Social Technologies; and a BA (Communication) specialising in Public Relations Strategy, Social Psychology, and Marketing Management.

Johnathon Parker MPRIA
Major Events and Project Manager

Johnathon is an events and marketing professional with experience in the management of conferences, awards evenings, gala dinners, cocktail and social events, seminars, meetings and more. He is a positive and detail-oriented professional committed to excellence and passionate about learning, achieving goals and helping others do the same. Johnathon holds a Diploma of Events and an Advanced Diploma of Venues & Events. With 5+ years industry experience in event management, he brings enthusiasm and fresh new ideas to the PRIA team.

Ashleigh Bonetti
Membership and Communication Officer

Ashleigh recently moved to Sydney from Perth after graduating from Curtin University with a Bachelor in Commerce, majoring in Public Relations and Management. With over five years of corporate experience, she is now eager to pursue a career in the PR industry.

Ashleigh has had industry experience when she undertook an internship with a WA-based health insurance provider and found a passion for coordinating community fundraising events such as the HBF Run for a Reason.

Now part of the PRIA, she is enthusiastic about her role, engaging with our community and bringing great energy to the team.

Ashley George
National Professional Development Coordinator

Ashley has over 8 years’ experience in events, administration, marketing and communications. She has a Diploma of Event Management and extensive experience managing conferences and seminars, social and professional networking events, and personal and professional development events in both Australia and the UK.

While she is passionate about events, she is also keen to learn and expand on her experience in other areas of business which has led her to the PRIA.

She is organised and proactive in her approach, and she always strives to deliver results at the highest possible standard. With a versatile range of experience, particularly in the membership, not-for-profit and professional services sectors, Ashley brings a wealth of knowledge to PRIA and is excited to be taking on this new role.

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: Wed, Feb 15 2017