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Directors & senior staff

Graham-Campbell

Graham Campbell

Director

Graham has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and financial communications and plays an integral role in solving complex corporate communications challenges for GRACosway’s clients.

Graham uses his research, technical and issues evaluation skills to assist with the development of strategic communications and reputation management programs for a broad range of clients and transactions. He also leverages his program scheduling and logistical capabilities on large transaction projects.

Graham has been involved in a majority of the practice’s transactional assignments (M&A, IPOs, trade sales) and works on a variety of corporate assignments.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Eng. (Metallurgy) from the University of London.

61 2 8353 0416

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Andrew Cox

Director

Andrew has the benefit of almost two decades of political and communications experience to provide in advising GRACosway’s clients, working primarily on Federal Government public policy issues.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Andrew served in senior political party administration and campaign roles in Western Australia and Victoria.

He has also held ministerial and shadow ministerial advisory positions within the Federal Coalition, including media and policy roles across the portfolios of Immigration and Citizenship; Finance; Workforce Participation; and Communications.

Andrew started his career as a regional newspaper journalist in Victoria and holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Journalism and Politics and Policy Studies from Deakin University.

61 3 9660 1401

Level 3, 650 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

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Sean Johnson

Director

Sean works with clients on NSW and Federal Government issues.

He has worked in various ministerial advisory roles to the Federal Coalition covering the Industry, Resources, Tourism and Treasury portfolios, and has also served as an adviser to the NSW Coalition.

Sean has broad policy experience across a diverse range of government and non-government sectors, including innovation, venture capital, industry policy, pharmaceuticals, financial services and e-health.

Sean has also previously worked as a public policy adviser in both Sydney and London for private corporations involved in public private partnerships (PPPs) and government service delivery.

Sean holds a Master in International Studies from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University.

61 2 8353 0410

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Sandy Kay-Oswald

Director

Sandy is based in GRACosway’s Adelaide office. He previously held a range of senior political and policy advisory positions in federal coalition ministerial offices, working across a range of portfolios including higher education, innovation and science and defence industry.

Before joining a ministerial office, Sandy also worked in the federal bureaucracy in vocational education, indigenous policy, and higher education. Prior to this, Sandy worked in the Liberal State Opposition in South Australia on small business and exports policy.

Sandy also has experience advising on federal political campaigns. He completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) at the University of Adelaide.

61 8 7202 1303

Level 4, 20 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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Tracy Lee

Director

Based in GRACosway’s Sydney office, Tracy brings a unique blend of skills across law, digital media strategy, journalism and corporate affairs to her practice.

Formerly the Head of Corporate Communications for Commonwealth Bank, Tracy is skilled at managing complex, high-profile issues across multiple stakeholder groups. While at CBA Tracy also led several strategic initiatives to use digital channels and tools to revamp the bank’s social media approach and lift employee engagement.

A trained lawyer, Tracy has a passion for digital media, skills she honed while working as Director of Publishing Strategy for Fairfax Media when it was developing a paywall strategy for its major mastheads. She is also an award-winning business journalist who has held senior roles at the Australian Financial Review and The Australian.

61 2 8353 0407

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Isuru Neelagama

Director

Isuru is based in GRACosway’s Canberra office. He is an advocacy, policy leadership, corporate affairs and government relations executive with specialisation in freight, planning, transport and logistics.

Isuru has worked for industry representative bodies, as an adviser to a Transport Minister and Deputy Premier, and a national regulator.

He is a proven policy and big ideas developer and deliverer, negotiator, facilitator and networker at top levels of government and business.

Isuru manages strategic projects through from inception to launch. Through more than a decade of working with industry and government he has developed an extensive network of political, corporate, industry representative and personal contacts who can be brought to bear in issues management, strategic planning and project delivery.

61 2 8353 0460

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Level 2, 16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

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Jinesh Patel

Director

Jinesh is based in GRACosway’s Sydney office and works with clients on policy and strategic solutions in relation to NSW and Federal Government matters.

Jinesh previously held political, media and policy advisory roles in the first term of the NSW Coalition Government working in the areas of liquor, gaming, racing and transport.  He also worked in the portfolios of tourism, and sports and recreation, in the NSW Coalition Opposition.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Jinesh worked as a Director at TAFE NSW, where he led a team that managed the provision of advice and briefings to Government and other internal stakeholders. His role also included responsibility for media relations and internal communications across the organisation.

Jinesh holds a Bachelor of International Communication from Macquarie University.

61 2 8353 0415

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Kylie Ramsden

Director, Investor Relations

Kylie has more than 20 years experience in investor relations and finance related roles within some of Australia’s most reputable ASX listed companies.  She is seen as a leader in her field having also served as a Director on the Board of the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA).

She is able to leverage her experience as Head of Investor Relations for Atlas Arteria, Charter Hall Group, Macquarie Real Estate Funds, and Westfield Holdings to provide GRACosway’s clients with expert counsel. She has set up the investor relations function on numerous occasions, has been involved in company transformational M&A, and managed investor relations activities for five listed entities through the global financial crisis.

Kylie also spent time working in the United Arab Emirates as key advisor to the Crown Prince of Ras al Khaimah on the listing of the family’s private real estate company and their investment strategy into venture capital.

Kylie holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Western Sydney. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds of Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.

61 2 8353 0419

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Nick Xerakias

Director

Nick’s broad-ranging political experience sees him provide GRACosway’s clients with strategy and policy advice primarily relating to Federal Government issues.

Nick previously served as a senior policy adviser to Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the transition to government period in 2013. Prior to this, he served as a senior adviser in the Opposition Leader’s office covering a range of portfolio areas, including Resources and Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Agriculture and Water.

Earlier in his career, Nick worked as an adviser in the Howard Government in the Employment, Family and Community Services, and Health portfolios, and has experience in both federal and state political campaign management.

61 3 9660 1403

Level 3, 650 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

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Brendan Altadonna

Associate Director

Based in GRACosway’s Brisbane office, Brendan is a skilled corporate communicator and media relations practitioner with a decade of global experience working in issues-rich environments for a range of prominent private and listed companies.

He has a strong financial services background managing various external affairs projects in the UK for Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, along with a leading financial services company in Brisbane.

Brendan has also worked as the media manager for Australia’s national Rugby Union team, the Wallabies, and earlier at the Queensland Rugby Union.

In these roles, Brendan provided strategic counsel on a range of complex and high-profile external issues, including Brexit in the UK, while also delivering internal and external communication campaigns, stakeholder engagement programs and corporate positioning advice.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.

61 7 3226 2610

Level 3, 200 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

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Max Hewett

Associate Director

Max is based in GRACosway’s Sydney office, where he provides high-level strategic advice to a number of the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Max worked at communications firm Edelman, where he specialised in issues and crisis management and corporate communications.

Max has worked on complex crisis projects including the administration of Arrium, has overseen the largest product recall in Australian history on behalf of Samsung and supported Lindt during the 2015 ‘Sydney Siege’.

Recently, Max led Alibaba Group’s market entry strategy, which included managing Jack Ma’s engagement with Australian government and media during a visit in February 2017.

More broadly, Max has created and implemented strategies for clients across diverse sectors, including GE, GPT Group, Cochlear, FedEx, Kimberly-Clark and Unilever.

Max holds a Bachelor of Public Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney.

61 2 8353 0408

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Sharon Reid

Sharon Reid

Associate Director, Marketing and Research

Sharon leads GRACosway’s national research team and coordinates the firm’s corporate writing process, developing proposals, tenders and submissions, reports and presentations in line with client project deliverables.

She also manages the firm’s marketing activities.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Sharon worked in communications, research and project roles in the office of a South Australian Senator and in the higher education sector.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of International Relations from the University of South Australia.

61 8 7202 1302

Level 4, 20 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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