Meet the mentors in New South Wales

Tue, May 03 2016

We are excited to that PRIA’s mentoring program is back for a second round helping practitioners find mentoring matches to help them get ahead both personally and professionally.

We don’t need to tell you how important it is to continue to widen your industry expertise, to fine-tune skills and meet each new challenge with confidence.

Mentorship will make you more valuable to your team, your clients or company, and the profession. It will also keep you interested and interesting. Mentoring is an incredibly rewarding experience and is important no matter if you’re a fresh Account Executive or a seasoned Managing Director.

Ahead of our speed match mentoring event on Wednesday 8 June, we wanted to take the opportunity to allow you to get to know another  three of our esteemed mentors.

Spaces are limited so mentees are advised to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out!


Jamie Morse, Director of Corporate, Horizon Communication Group

Jamie has over 20 years of experience in public affairs and communications across agency, freelance and in-house positions in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Specialist areas include issue/ crisis communications, risk and reputation management, corporate communications, digital communications, stakeholder relations and corporate affairs. He currently leads an agency team that delivers integrated communications and corporate reputation management services across a variety of sectors.

Jamie says “Mentoring is critical in helping people optimise their potential, whatever their career choice. As a process-driven person I’ve helped mentees define and set career objectives, analyse their strengths and weaknesses and map out pathways to achieving their goals.”

Rachel York, Group General Manager, Spectrum Communications Group

With 20+ years in PR and communications roles for technology and professional services companies, Rachel York is a seasoned communications practitioner and PRIA member.

She has extensive experience across in-house and agency, strategic and tactical, B2B and B2C roles. Rachel has 12 years of experience across senior roles including strategic account positions, regional business responsibilities and general management across agencies. She is the current Group General Manager for Spectrum Communications Group and General Manager at tech agency Max Australia.

Raffaele D’Alisa, Co-founder and Director, Tomorrowland Group

Raffaele is an experienced Brand, Public Relations and Communication practitioner having worked with the Procter & Gamble company for over 12 years in Australia, Asia and Internationally.

His successful delivery of integrated communication campaigns has helped build business and brand image on some of the world's leading consumer mass and prestige brands.

Raffaele’s specialties include strategic counsel and leadership, public relations and brand Image and reputation and people development.


Are you looking for a mentor?

Rachel, Jamie and Raffaele will be available to chat at the speed match mentoring event in June and are looking forward to sharing their expertise and learning from future own mentees.

Mentoring spaces are limited and the program is run only every six months, so if you’re interested in participating in the program, as a mentee*, get your registration in today.

Details on the PRIA website here:

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Author: Ishtar Schneider, Chair, New Emerging Practitioners Group (NEPG), Public Relations Institute of Australia. For all enquiries, contact Ishtar via

* PRIA's Mentor Program is available to financial PRIA members onlyRegistration for the Mentor Program carries a $100 fee for mentees.

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