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

Interviewing online: the future of recruitment?

Even in the most positive jobs market in memory, attending…

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Crisis Readiness

As WA prepares to reopen, what can we expect from Omicron?

Remember the days where Australia’s COVID-19 cases hovered between the…

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Corporate Affairs

A year in the making

Cannings Purple had a big year in 2021; helping hundreds…

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Digital

How a fake death gave a real brand a heart attack

And just like that, the fake world causes a brand…

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Digital

Branding for the rest of us: B2C vs B2B

Almost all the branding talks, books and experts cover business-to-consumer…

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Content Marketing

The Royal Flying Doctor Service announces two new aeromedical helicopters to its fleet

This has never been seen before in its 93-year-long history,…

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Content Marketing

Getting your communications right this Christmas

For most companies, Christmas can feel like the final sprint…

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Feature

Poll position: Will Prime Minister Bill Shorten win a second term?

After defeating Scott Morrison in the 2019 election, Bill Shorten…

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Design

Rebranding pitfalls and how to avoid them

Branding and rebranding is often thought of as a sale-driving…

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Corporate Affairs

Changes to Cannings Purple Board and Executive Team

We recently announced some important changes to our Board and…

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