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

Ron Forrester - Strategic Communications Adviser to Chief of Air Force, Department of Defence

Councillors

  • Reece Cummings - Communications & Marketing Manager, Canberra Grammar School
  • Neil Smail - MD, Forum Communications
  • Thomas Parkes - Senior Advisor Communication, Department of Human Services
  • Frank Exon - Assistant Director, Internal and Transformation Change, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • James Mahoney - Professional Associate, University of Canberra

New South Wales

President

Samara Kitchener, Director, House of Kitch Communications

Councillors

  • Jo Scard - Business Founder, Fifty Acres - The Communications Agency
  • Grant Richmond-Coggan - Client Services Director, Sydney, Red Agency
  • Katarina Farrell - General Manager/Partner, N2N Communications
  • Christina Efthymiades - Director, Laconic PR + Communications
  • John Vineburg - Senior Project Officer, Communications, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Sarah Mason - General Manager, HAUSMANN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • Savannah Fielder - Account Executive, Red Agency
  • Ishtar Schneider - Account Manager, Palin Communications

Northern Territory

President

TBC

Councillors

  • Jeannette Button - Managing Director, PR Button
  • Elena Madden - Managing Director, True North Strategic Communication
  • Natalie Bell - PR Manager, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd
  • Kate Buckland - Communications Manager, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Queensland

President

Helen Hutchings - Group Executive Director, Phillips Group

Councillors

  • Marie Howarth - Managing Consultant QLD, Mills Wilson
  • Sharon Suzor - Communication & Community Lead, South East Queensland, AECOM
  • Shona Tattersall - Principal Advisor (Communications & Engagement), Commonwealth Games, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Tayla Kaplan - Consultant, Rowland
  • Joanne Nelson - Executive Director of Corporate Affairs & Governance, Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • Elizabeth McClymont-Mortensen - General Manager, Communications, ATEC Rail Group Limited
  • Eva Ford-Murphy - Country Communications Manager, Australia, ABB Australia
  • Deanna Nott - Director, Wings Public Relations
  • Thomas Vergotis - Senior Advisor - Digital Communications, Corporate Affairs, Suncorp
  • Cameron Tomes - Manager of Communications, WorkCover Queensland
  • Amanda Olsson - Communication Director, Elevate Communication
  • Cathy Baker - Communications Manager, Community Legal Centres Queensland
  • Nick Day - Sr Account Manager, Red Agency

South Australia

President

Interim President - Nataliya Scoleri, Communications Advisor, SA Health

Councillors

  • Bronwyn Hurrell, Associate Director, Arc Public
  • Tania Bawden, Journalist, Office of Communication and Engagement, Flinders University
  • Abbey Bell, Senior Manager, Communications - The Hospital Research Foundation
  • Maddie McDonald, Public Relations and Communications Officer, Animal Welfare League of South Australia
  • Sonia Diestel-Feddersen, Manager, Recruitment in Marketing, Communications and Digital, HAYS

Tasmania

President

Anthony Lowe, Director, The Roxburgh Group

Councillors

  • Jacquie Ray, Managing Director, Timmins Ray
  • Leigh Arnold, Communications Manager, Tasmanian Flood Recovery Taskforce
  • Becher Townshend - Managing Director, Font PR
  • Georgi Wicks - Consultant, Font Public Relations

Victoria

President

Alex Messina - Principal, AM Strategy

Councillors

  • Alain Grossbard - Lecturer, RMIT University
  • Caitlin Harris - Group Communications and Content Manager, Probuild Constructions
  • Alistair King - Senior Associate, RMK+Associates
  • Fiona Miller - Sr Account Manger, Icon Agency
  • Joanne Painter - Managing Director, Iconinc Holdings Pty Ltd

Western Australia

President

Jacqueline King-Small, Juice PR

Councillors

  • April Kleer, Media Consultant, Curtin University
  • Joanne Peckitt, Student Engagement Coordinator, Curtin University
  • Sarah Seymour (Director), Development Officer, Edith Cowan University
  • Katharina Wolf - Senior Lecturer, Curtin University
  • Wade McCagh - Digital & Social Media Specialist, CGM Communications
  • Leslee Hall - Communications Manager, Tourism Council
  • Lou Moxey - Owner/Director, The PR Factor
  • Lien Stewart (Vice-President) - Project Officer, Sporting Schools, Australian Sports Commission

For any queries, please contact:

National Office
P: 02 9331 3346
E: admin@pria.com.au

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 13 2018