A creative communicator and strategist, Vanessa has more than 25 years of journalism and corporate communications experience across Australia and Hong Kong.

From her background as an award-winning features writer, Vanessa’s love of the human angle behind the story has carried through senior roles in government public affairs to strategic communications consulting to business innovators big and small. She has promoted strategic policy priorities, trade and investment, education and tourism for government; covered trade and economics as a business journalist; and worked in remote energy for mining and utilities.

As the ESG lead at Cannings Purple, Vanessa’s ability to cut through to what really matters is helping to build critical trust for companies navigating the challenges of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and communications.

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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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Cyber

The Great Crypto Conundrum

Why are Australians taking the plunge, and what do we…

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Government Relations

Federal Election 2022: On the Western Front

Federal elections mean enticing voters with big promises and big…

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