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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Cannings Purple recognised as an Employer of Choice for the second year running

We’re proud to once again be recognised as an Employer…

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Corporate Affairs

Brand activism: The positives and pitfalls of taking a stance

Meaningful brand activism is no longer a nice-to-have, it is…

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Digital

A digital approach to stakeholder engagement

Over the past decade, the way we communicate has changed…

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Corporate Affairs

Who reads the news anyway? Actually, you should

There’s nothing like a social media slam to give business leaders a…

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Digital

How to make your website more accessible

1 in 6  Australians have a disability. The figure, from…

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Digital

Cannings Purple takes home gold at the 2021 SABRE Awards

Cannings Purple have been announced a winner in the Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards for the work…

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Crisis Readiness

High Court rules media companies responsible for comments on their Facebook pages

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by some of…

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Crisis Readiness

Key takeaways from the latest Notifiable Data Breach Scheme stats

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) recently released…

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Feature

State Budget 2021 – 2022: The numbers that matter

Still riding high following March’s election landslide, Premier Mark McGowan today handed down his first Budget in his dual…

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On RUOK day, check on your Stakeholder Engagement team

I’ve worked in retail and raised toddlers (and teenagers) so I…

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