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Directors & senior staff

Graham-Campbell

Graham Campbell

Director, Corporate & Financial Communications

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 2 8353 0462

Suite 13a, Level 2
16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

Brent Crockford

Brent Crockford

Director, Public Affairs

Brent is primarily responsible for providing advice and analysis to GRACosway’s clients in relation to Victorian and Federal Government issues.

Brent’s previous policy and political involvement includes five years as an adviser to a Federal Coalition Shadow Minister in portfolios including Education, Treasury and Broadband and Communications. He has also worked in the office of a Victorian State Coalition Shadow Minister and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Legislative Council).

Additionally, Brent has experience in advising political campaigns at both the state and federal level.

Brent is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics.

61 3 9660 1401

Level 3, 650 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

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Rhianna Fursdon

Associate Director, Corporate & Financial Communications

Rhianna is a corporate and financial communications specialist with more than a decade of experience managing strategic communication and stakeholder engagement across a range of highly contested environments.

Beginning her career in the corporate sector, Rhianna has worked on a number of significant communications and investor relations programs for both private and ASX-listed entities. Immediately before joining GRACosway, Rhianna was Communications & Investor Relations Manager at McAleese Ltd, managing the Company’s IPO in 2013 and subsequent communications program. She previously held both media relations and government affairs roles at Asciano Ltd, advising on matters including national workplace negotiations, trade and logistics policy.

Based in GRACosway’s Melbourne office, Rhianna advises on reputation and issues management, often in the context of intense public and regulatory scrutiny. She also provides strategic support to clients engaged in M&A, IPO and other transactions.

Rhianna holds a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations and Digital Media) from the University of Newcastle and a Diploma of Investor Relations. She is currently completing a Master of Finance and Banking with RMIT University.

61 3 9660 1405

Level 3, 650 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

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Sean Johnson

Director, Public Affairs

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

Fleur-Jouault

Fleur Jouault

Director, Corporate & Financial Communications

Fleur leverages her extensive experience in investment banking to provide GRACosway’s clients with expert counsel in financial communications.

Fleur works with organisations undertaking capital market and M&A transactions to improve their investment market and communications strategies, and is actively involved in training senior executives in media and presentation skills.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Fleur worked in equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions at UBS, Merrill Lynch and Macquarie Bank. She was previously also a research analyst at UBS.

Fleur is a graduate of Sydney University and holds a combined Economics and Law degree, as well as a Diploma of Languages.

61 2 8353 0419

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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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 ministerial offices in the areas of hospitality, gaming, racing and transport in the NSW Coalition Government. He also worked across a number other policy areas, including tourism, and sports and recreation, in the NSW Coalition Opposition.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Jinesh worked as the Director of Executive Support in the office of the TAFE NSW Managing Director, 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 in TAFE NSW’s central units.

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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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.

Sharon is also responsible for managing the firm’s marketing activities, and overseeing operational compliance procedures and processes across the business.

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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Vanessa Vartto

Director

Vanessa divides her time between GRACosway’s Canberra and Adelaide offices and draws upon extensive experience in public policy and communications across the government and private sectors to assist clients with solutions to Federal and South Australian Government issues.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Vanessa was the Founding Director of a consultancy advising a portfolio of corporate, government and community sector clients on government relations, crisis communications, reputation management and media training.

Vanessa has previously worked in senior strategic advisory and management roles in infrastructure, technology, health and professional services sectors. Her government experience includes ministerial advisory roles in the areas of higher education, finance and industrial relations in the South Australian Government and senior departmental roles across a range of portfolios including Premier and Cabinet, Trade and Economic Development, and Education and Children’s Services.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts (Public Policy) from Flinders University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.

61 2 8353 0461

Suite 13a, Level 2
16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

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Nick Xerakias

Director, Public Affairs

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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