My Expertise.

I am one of Australia’s most experienced and trusted communications consultants. In three decades as a journalist, communications executive and consultant to a broad range of organisations, I have had the opportunity to learn what matters most in a whole range of challenging situations, and consistently deliver a successful communications approach.

Working beside executives and boards, in scenarios that threaten to impact reputation, culture and financial stability, have given me a unique level of insight into just what is possible when communications gets it right. I don’t believe in off-the-shelf, highly replicable communications solutions.

My experience includes working in the UK, India, Vietnam, New Zealand and China, where I established my first consultancy business. I have led communication teams in executive roles including Head of Marketing and Communications Institutional at ANZ Banking Group, Corporate Affairs Manager Seven Network, and Public Affairs Manager Foster’s Brewing Group.

As a journalist with The Age and The Herald Sun (Melbourne) and The Economist Intelligence Unit (HK/China), I built strong networks, a deep and broad understanding of government, media and public institutions and an agile, adaptive approach to crisis scenarios.

I have worked alongside and coached executives and Boards in all industry sectors, from primary industry and catering, to banking and law, and across the not-for-profit and government sectors. My personal communications skills, insights and strategies have been tested around the Boardroom table over many years, both as a non-executive director and as a trusted advisor and consultant.

I am an experienced facilitator and presenter. From concept, agenda and speaker liaison to marketing, hosting and facilitating executive events of all sizes, my work leading International CFO Forum and Women in Multinationals Forum underpins both my network of Australia’s most senior business and community leaders, and my commitment to building executive capability, particularly among women.

How I help.

Fix a broken culture.

I bring it back to the fundamentals – a rationale everyone gets, and communications on a human scale. Intuitive communications strategy that is custom-made for your situation.

Craft a communications roadmap.

Too busy communicating to plan ahead? I am a fresh set of eyes with a strategic viewpoint who can put some structure, timing and stakeholder focus in place.

Help leaders lead.

Communications advice and strategy that delivers the results you’ve always wanted. I’ll help you find your leadership voice and get people on board.

Some more of my favourite clients.

“I believe that every person has the potential to be an impressive, authentic communicator and to play their role in communicating, at any level of an organisation, if they are supported and empowered with great strategy, messaging and tools.”

What others say.

“When you know where you want to get to, but you need to bring your team on board, Gayle is an indispensible resource. She can work with a range of stakeholders, draw out the key issues, and propose a way forward that is insightful, but also sound and practical.”

Chris Lovell
Chairman, Holding Redlich

“Gayle works hard to understand the context and approach required to make a big impact. Her approach is open and collaborative and she works very hard to bring the business case to life for some tough audiences.”

Shayne Elliott

“Gayle worked across multiple diverse stakeholder groups, boards, consumers and staff to construct and assist in the execution of complex messages in a charged environment. Her sustained capacity to discern sensitivities and navigate diplomatic context was truly impressive.”

Lyn Morgain
CEO cohealth

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