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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Corporate Affairs

Property confidence soars, despite headwinds

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Digital

How I grew my LinkedIn network by 50% in six weeks

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Design

Purple Conversations: Cameron Wong

Cameron Wong is a key part of Cannings Purple’s digital…

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Corporate Affairs

Why media intelligence is important, and how to make it work for you

For business, Media Intelligence can be an invaluable tool, especially when used the…

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Corporate Affairs

World Health Day: COVID-19

“Building a fairer and healthier world for everyone“ is the focus of World Health…

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Design

Cannings Purple Launches New Website

We are very excited to announce the launch of our…

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Digital

Stakeholder and Community Engagement in a Post-COVID World

COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of uncertainty in almost every…

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Corporate Affairs

Introducing Skyline – A Targeted Commercial Property Content Platform

Cannings Purple’s Skyline platform has been developed to ensure property…

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Digital

The case to Automate

For many people automation is no more than a buzz word,…

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Crisis Readiness

Press freedom in Australia and defamation cases on the rise

Often the media is referred to as the harshest of…

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