Meet the team

We are a team of communicators head-quartered in Melbourne, Australia with experience covering the whole communications spectrum – from copy-writing and social media to communications audits or interim function leadership.

Our team has worked in a wide range of industries, from agriculture to consumer goods, engineering to higher education and financial services to not-for-profits. But if we don’t have the experience or skills in-house, we have a wide range of experts that we can bring onboard.

In addition to our in-house team, JAW Communications has a network of talented people from designers, photographers and filmmakers to creative agencies and printers. We are also happy to work with your preferred suppliers and agencies. The team can adapt and flex to your needs.

We enjoy working with small to medium-sized organisations, and not-for-profits where we can work directly with the leadership team and have a clear line of impact. We are equally able to work with larger companies and leverage our extensive collective experience in corporate communications.


Julie Weldon

Principal Consultant & Managing Director

Julie is passionate about helping leaders harness the power of communication to grow their organisations and be more successful.

Building on more than 20 years’ experience working in-house for blue-chip Australian companies and listed global companies, as well as privately owned multi-nationals, partnerships, small companies and not-for-profit organisations, Julie established JAW Communications in 2011.

Julie works directly with leaders on communication strategy, reputation and issues management and employee engagement. She starts by asking challenging questions to understand your business objectives and ensure the strategy is right, then gets directly involved – from planning and providing strategic guidance to coaching, crafting messages and writing speeches.

Julie is a past Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - Victoria chapter and has been a regular judge of the global IABC Gold Quill Awards.

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Helen Taylor

Senior Communications Associate

Helen has more than 16 years’ experience across various communication disciplines and industries. She has worked for several major corporations including Shell Australia, ANZ, Barclays, Cabrini Health and Energis, and volunteered on the Board of IABC Victoria for five years, including a term as President.

Helen appreciates complex organisational structures and has an ability to quickly build relationships and engage successfully with people working at all levels across the organisation. She enjoys thinking strategically and is adept at ensuring all communications are integrated, timely and appropriate for the audience.


Gill Woodman

Communications Associate

Gill has a background in HR and Business Administration and has worked in both large corporations and smaller consultancies, as well as with not-for-profit clients. She has a broad understanding of business and experience in project management and consulting.

Gill has a conscientious and methodical approach to work. She is an avid researcher, able to think laterally and ensure all angles are considered. She has the ability to synthesise information and shape it into engaging and meaningful narrative. Gill is comfortable in dealing with highly complex, confidential information, and is known for her attention to detail.


Lisa Coleman

Communications Associate

Lisa’s communications experience runs across organisations in the not-for-profit, sustainability, hospitality, agriculture and technology industries. In 2013 she completed a Post-graduate Diploma in PR, graduating in the top 2% of higher education students at RMIT.

Lisa is an adept copywriter and editor, translating complex information into friendly and accessible content. She particularly enjoys writing for web, and has managed over a dozen new website projects from briefing to launch. Lisa's knack for understanding stakeholder requirements and amicable character means she communicates between clients, teams and project partners with ease.

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Rachel Gemmell

Communications Associate

Rachel is a communications professional with a background in investor relations, corporate communications and media engagement. Her experience includes working with many ASX-listed organisations across a wide range of industries including agriculture, health, technology, education and mining. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Mass Communications, for which she received the faculty award, graduating top of her class, with Distinction.

Rachel is passionate about researching and translating technical, industry-specific information into accessible and jargon-free communications. Rachel’s skill lies in her ability to combine her creative flair and copywriting expertise to craft engaging content that tells a meaningful story and connects with clients, stakeholders and the media.

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Majlin Erica

Communications Coordinator

Majlin Erica has a background in social media management, content creation and search engine optimisation. With a flair for both written and visual storytelling, she is passionate about bringing ideas to life for both digital and broadcast media. Part creative, part analytical, her favourite projects are strategically sound, carefully executed and thoroughly evaluated. Having lived and worked in four different countries and in industries including technology, fashion and tourism, Majlin is a versatile and adaptive communicator. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations at RMIT University, during which she co-founded the RMIT PR-Student Association, was nominated for the Student of the Year award at the PRIA Golden Target Awards 2019 and received an award for Academic Excellence in Public Relations Campaigns by RMIT University and Soda Communications, 2019. 

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Neriman Kemal

Communications Associate

Neriman has worked in communications and community engagement for over 15 years, and philanthropic grant-making for the past six. She particularly enjoys writing and editing copy, and working strategically with social change-makers and community groups to improve their effectiveness.

Neriman holds a Grad Dip in Public Relations from Deakin University. She is also an experienced yoga teacher who leads workshops focused on strengthening capacity and building mindfulness into everyday life.

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Julia Nelson

Brand & Marketing Associate

Julia is a highly experienced Marketing professional with specialist expertise in Brand Marketing and Communications to generate awareness and sustainable brand momentum.  Julia has worked for large corporate service organisations such as ANZ, Telstra and IAG as well as in the Not for Profit sector, most recently for the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute. 

Julia has managed complex brand and marketing projects and is experienced in developing communications campaigns and creating branded content across paid, owned and earned media, including digital and social channels.  Julia has a reputation for delivering award winning creative campaigns, leveraging the best creative and media talent to ensure brands achieve awareness and cut through in a complex and crowded media landscape.

Twenty20 Graphics

For exceptional graphic design work for web and print, we work with
Scott Hutton of Twenty20 Graphics.

The XFactor Collective

JAW Communications is a founding member of The Xfactor Collective, which brings together more than 30 consultants – from sole operators to small, founder-led agencies – who have deep expertise and passion for the social sector. Specialist members are vetted thoroughly, and to become a member, must have more than seven years' experience, and be able to provide seven referees.