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

Steve Power - National Manager - Communications, Membership & Corporate Relations, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia

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
  • Ron Forrester - Strategic Communications Adviser to Chief of Air Force, Department of Defence
  • James Mahoney - Professional Associate, University of Canberra
  • Heike Phillips - Media Director, Department of Employment

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
  • Gabrielle Martinovich - Principal, Definitude Consulting
  • 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

Michelle Prak, Consultant and Director, Prak Communications

Councillors

  • Bronwyn Ludlam, Senior Project Officer - Communications and Engagement, SA Office for the Ageing
  • Bronwyn Hurrell, Associate Director, Arc Public
  • Annette Holden, Senior Project Officer, SA Health
  • Morgan Spencer, Director, Martini Mondays
  • Nataliya Scoleri, Communications Professional, SA Health
  • Tania Bawden, Journalist, Office of Communication and Engagement, Flinders University
  • Abbey Bells - Senior Manager, Communications - The Hospital Research Foundation

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
  • 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: Tue, Nov 07 2017