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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 senior political and policy advisory positions in federal coalition ministerial offices, working across policy 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

As one of GRACosway’s senior advisors, Isuru works with clients on a range of Federal and Queensland Government matters. He is an advocacy, policy leadership, corporate affairs and government relations executive with particular expertise in freight, planning, transport and logistics.

Isuru has previously worked for industry representative bodies, as an adviser to a Queensland Transport Minister and Deputy Premier, and at a national transport regulator based in Brisbane.

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

Nick-Xerakias

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 Brisbane, Brendan provides corporate and reputational management advice to many of the firm’s ASX-listed and international clients, specialising in transactional projects, financial communications programs and in preparing companies for sensitive, high-profile crisis events.

He has more than a decade of global communications experience and a strong financial services background. He has previously worked in the UK for Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, and provides strategic counsel to many of the firm’s banking, superannuation, general and life insurance clients.

As GRACosway’s senior Brisbane communications counsel, Brendan has also acted on many large Queensland transactions and is a trusted advisor to his clients in managing strategic projects.

Earlier in his career, Brendan worked as the media manager for Australia’s national Rugby Union team, the Wallabies, and before this at the Queensland Rugby Union.

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 advice at board and executive level on reputation and issues management, stakeholder engagement and financial communication.

He has advised on local and cross border transactions and provides ongoing strategic advice to many of the firm’s private and listed companies.

Max has a keen interest in the technology sector, and is passionate about helping early stage technology companies communicate their growth stories.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Max worked at communications firm Edelman, where he specialised in crisis management and corporate communications. During this time he advised on high profile insolvencies, product recalls, legal disputes and a range of other complex situations.

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

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