Associates & Consultants

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Jonathan Costello


Based in GRACosway’s Sydney office, Jonathan specialises in building, maintaining and protecting the reputations of Australian companies. He has extensive experience advising clients in the technology, retail and FMCG sectors.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Jonathan spent two years at PR agency Edelman, where he managed proactive and reactive communications for Amazon, PayPal, HP, Juniper Networks, and Unilever.

Notable projects Jonathan has worked on include Amazon’s Australian market entry, the launch of Amazon Prime and Amazon’s move to restrict Australian access to its international marketplaces following changes to the application of GST.

Jonathan also worked on the development of PayPal’s award-winning thought leadership campaign, the PayPal mCommerce Index, and supported a major FMCG on potential industrial action.

Jonathan previously spent a year working on internal communications at Rio Tinto’s Australian aluminum subsidiary, Pacific Aluminum.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Public Relations) from the Queensland University of Technology.

61 2 8353 1418

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Deanne Curry


Deanne has extensive project management, investor relations support, customer service, administrative and accounting experience gained across a range of industries including infrastructure, manufacturing, professional services, computer software and commercial landscaping.

Deanne is actively involved in providing investor relations support to GRACosway’s clients, including managing relationships with investors, brokers and analysts; liaising with CEO, Board and Co. Secretary; scheduling investor days and assisting at AGMs; distributing press announcements; and liaising with media.

Deanne holds a Diploma of Investor Relations and a Certificate of Accounting.

61 2 8353 0401

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Grace McCarthy


Grace is based in GRACosway’s Melbourne office and provides corporate and financial communications support for a variety of clients.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Grace worked at public relations agency FleishmanHillard, managing corporate communications for clients including Western Union, Carnival Australia and AT&T. Grace also worked at public relations agency Liquid Ideas, with clients spanning the lifestyle, hospitality and FMCG sectors including Kellogg’s Australia and Unilever.

Grace holds a Bachelor of International and Global Studies (International Relations) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma of Journalism from the University of Technology Sydney.

61 3 9660 1405

Level 3, 650 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141


Liam Nilon


Liam is based in GRACosway’s Sydney office and provides research and policy support on NSW and federal matters for clients across a range of industries, including resources and energy, ICT, property and planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Liam was a research assistant in the office of the Mayor of the City of Botany Bay. He has also worked for a NSW Transport Minister and as an electorate officer for a NSW State MP.

Liam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Ancient and Modern History) from Macquarie University.

61 2 8353 1411

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Kirk Stubbs


Based in GRACosway’s Brisbane office, Kirk provides support on Queensland and federal matters to clients across a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, transportation and resources.

Prior to joining the firm, Kirk worked in the justice portfolio for the UK Government where he assisted with delivering selection exercises for various judicial posts. He also formerly worked as an adviser for a Queensland Treasurer and electorate officer for both a Queensland and Federal MP.

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology. He is currently completing a Master of Agribusiness with the University of Queensland.

61 7 3226 2600

Level 3, 200 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000


Stephanie Lyall

Associate – Digital Communications and Marketing

Stephanie is based in GRACosway’s Adelaide office and provides digital communications and marketing support to colleagues across the firm, including proposal, tender and presentation development.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Stephanie worked in marketing and communications roles in the arts and cultural sector.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of South Australia.

61 8 7202 1300

Level 4, 20 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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Alyssa Patterson


Alyssa is based in GRACosway’s Sydney office and provides research and policy support on Federal and NSW Government matters across a range of industries, including energy and resources, and infrastructure.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Alyssa worked in a public affairs role for an industry association where she gained experience in research and issues management.

Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Science from the University of Sydney and is currently completing her Master’s in Law and International Development at the University of Sydney.

61 2 8353 0423

Level 21, 6 O'Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Ash Worthley


Based in GRACosway’s Canberra office, Ash provides support in relation to Federal and ACT Government matters.

Prior to joining GRACosway, Ash worked in public affairs and consulting roles for a range of Federal Government Departments and has experience across a range of policy areas including healthcare, social security and welfare, environment and superannuation.

Ash holds a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) from the University of Canberra.

61 2 8353 0463

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