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.
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.
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’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.
Tiarna is a Marketing and Communications professional with experience working in both digital marketing agencies as well as an ASX listed company. Having worked with a variety of organisations from small local businesses to global corporations, Tiarna has first-hand knowledge of how important it is to create tailor-made strategies that suit the specific needs of each client. As a Bachelor of English Literature and Creative Writing, Tiarna understands how important clear and effective communication is.
Tiarna is extremely passionate about working with non-profit organisations and purpose-driven businesses. She approaches her work with equal parts creativity and strategic thinking which allows her to craft highly engaging brands that produce results. Her skillset includes marketing & communications strategy, copywriting, content marketing and organic & paid social media campaigns.
Rachel is a communications professional who has worked to develop and deliver media engagement, strategic communications, and brand positioning for both not-for-profit and corporate organisations.
Having worked with organisations across a wide range of industries including health, education, agriculture and technology, Rachel is passionate about and translating complex, industry-specific information into language that is accessible for target audiences. Rachel’s skill lies in her ability to combine her creative flair and eye for detail to craft engaging content that tells a meaningful story and connects with clients, stakeholders and the media.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Mass Communications, for which she received the faculty award, graduating top of her class, with Distinction.
Isobel is an enthusiastic graduate with a Masters of Communications degree, specialising in Public Relations. With a background in Information Technology (IT) at a large organisation, she is comfortable in a fast-paced and bustling environment. Starting her career in communications, Isobel is ready to put her writing abilities in action.
Isobel is passionate about working with not-for-profit clients in a meaningful and helpful way. Her friendly and approachable nature, and at the ready attitude makes her an excellent communicator with clients and the team.
Megan has been building her communications and marketing experience in large and small organisations, both government and private for more than a decade. Throughout that time, she has honed her writing skills and advanced her understanding of marketing and communicating in a modern and ever-changing digital world.
Megan’s strength lies in her ability to understand intention. This means she can take complex, technical ideas and craft them into meaningful and effective materials and strategies to capture the attention of an intended audience. Megan’s passion for communications stems from her belief that all stories matter, and with considered language and engaging content, those stories can make people feel connected – no matter their background, their expertise or their location.
Carlene brings more than 20 years’ experience in project and program management, social research / qualitative and quantitation research, community engagement and community engagement. She has worked closely with corporate stakeholders, government departments, community services sector, local government and advocacy groups.
Carlene is an analytical and strategic thinker whose work is underpinned by a strength-based, solution-focused approach. She seeks to understand the needs of the client and works with integrity and purpose. Carlene is skilled at developing strong, authentic professional relationships and facilitating inclusive conversations, supporting respectful stakeholder engagement and also has strong report writing skills.