Senior Account Director

Simone is a bubbly and engaging communications expert with 15 years of quality experience that includes working as a journalist at the BBC in London, as a Senior Media Advisor for the Western Australian State Government and as a senior communication and PR strategist.

A journalist at heart, Simone is strongly attuned to the elements required to make a successful story, and is skilled in the development and implementation of strategic communications plans, as well as in event management, stakeholder engagement, press office work and government relations.

Clients who have benefitted from Simone’s strategic and meticulous communication strategies include Perth Airport, City of Perth, Cedar Woods Property, the Department of Transport, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Small Business Development Corporation, Committee for Perth, the National Trust WA and CBRE.

While excelling in corporate communications, Simone loves the opportunity to get creative and incorporate digital and social elements into her strategies. Clients love Simone’s holistic approach and ability to integrate creative consumer elements with corporate work.

Simone takes a holistic and integrated approach when managing both proactive or reactive communications issues.  She has strong media and business connections in Perth and as a former journalist ensures she keeps across social, political and business issues that impact our State.

Prior to Hunter, Simone’s experience includes working as a print and television news journalist covering breaking news live on air, and providing media and crisis communication advice to senior State Government Ministers.

Areas of Expertise:

Strategy development

Government relations

Corporate communications

Stakeholder engagement

Media relations