Renée is an experienced and award-winning stakeholder engagement and government relations professional with more than twenty years in the communications industry.

A consultant with Cannings Purple for 13 years, Renee has experience developing and implementing effective strategies in the resources, infrastructure, agriculture, health and education sectors.

She works with clients from early project stages through to official opening (and beyond) to ensure stakeholders at the corporate, government and community levels are engaged suitably to help clients reach project goals.

Prior to joining Cannings Purple, Renee worked in communications roles in the state Government, including time with the WA Health Minister.

Her stakeholder engagement work with the development of an inner-city women’s prison was recognised nationally by the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s Golden Target Awards. Renee holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a qualified IAP2 Practitioner.

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Professional Services

January jobs for stakeholder engagement professionals

As we bring our holiday-mode work engines back to life,...

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Engagement

How to get the best from stakeholder research

At Cannings Purple, we have the privilege of working on...

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Engagement

Three reasons why you need to engage communities as well as politicians

Navigating your path through government engagement on any project can...

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Engagement

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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Engagement

Why I owe my career to flexible working arrangements

Renee Wilkinson says flexible work arrangements have been in place...

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News

COVID-19: planning to engage as part of the recovery

Negotiating the COVID-19 pandemic is currently a major focus for...

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Politics

Ten reasons people get annoyed about ministerial meetings (and why they shouldn’t)

Meeting a minister is difficult. Leaving a meeting fully satisfied...

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Politics

Why would anyone want to be a government minister?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It always interests me how often people characterise government ministers...

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Engagement

Are you talking to me? Getting community consultation right the first time

Associate director Renee Wilkinson looks at how best to consult...

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Politics

How do you engage with government during caretaker period?

For organisations wanting to meet and engage with Government, the...

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