Jean is a communications specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in media, government and public relations, stakeholder engagement, large-scale events and project management in Perth, Sydney and London.

She has a law degree and forged a career as a journalist with The West Australian newspaper before moving into strategic communications in the government and private sectors.

Jean has extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic communication plans, and setting and achieving organisational goals for clients across a range of sectors. During her time with leading public relations consultancies in Sydney and London, she developed comprehensive communications campaigns for patient education and consumer awareness programs, including creating the first global awareness day for hepatitis B and C which reached millions of people worldwide. The campaign won a Silver Lion at the Cannes International Advertising Festival.

Jean has been an adviser to the Western Australian Premier, Deputy Premier and Health Minister and has an intimate understanding of the machinery of government, the workings of ministerial offices, and relations between state and federal governments.

She played key roles in major public events of international significance, including the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Anzac Centenary commemorations and several visits by royals and dignitaries.

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Government Relations

Last month in politics: dawn of the Albanese era

One month has passed since the Federal Election, but while…

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Corporate Affairs

Is your business being brave and making real change?

Following the Federal Election, incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s immediate…

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Government Relations

McGowan invests heavily in health, infrastructure, diversification, and relief for WA families

Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan has delivered another bumper budget,…

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Government Relations

2022-23 WA budget fast facts

Before we look forward to 2022-23, it’s also helpful to…

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Government Relations

The cost of living versus the cost of winning

As the worst economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic appear…

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Digital

Why is everyone hooting about cartoon apes?

Bored Apes are 2022’s hottest thing in crypto – but…

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Government Relations

Let’s talk clean energy systems

In any discussion around global warming and net-zero emissions, it…

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Corporate Affairs

Embracing the spotlight: how to make an interview your own

With consumption of news at an all time high in…

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Investor Relations

Investor Insight 20 basket outperforms during turbulent first quarter

Cannings Purple’s investor relations publication Investor Insight reflects on a turbulent first…

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Feature

Budget switches focus from national security to domestic pain relief

Commonwealth Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and his Cabinet colleagues have squarely…

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