Cannings Purple appoints Jenn Morris as national director of strategy

Communications consultancy Cannings Purple has hired Jenn Morris as national director of strategy.

Up until December last year, Morris was the CEO of the Walk Free Foundation, and was previously its director of business and government engagement. 

Morris is also an Olympic medalist 

Prior to the Walk Free Foundation, Morris spent 12 years at Deloitte as a partner.

Morris is currently a non-executive director at Fortescue Metals Group and a commissioner at the Australian Sports Commission.

Managing director, Warrick Hazeldine, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jenn to Cannings Purple.

“Jenn is extremely highly regarded across the Australian business landscape, known for her innate ability to direct clear and relevant strategies in response to complex issues. Jenn’s skill in these areas will be immensely valuable – to Cannings Purple and to our clients.”

Cannings Purple chairman, Keith Jones, added: “Jenn Morris is an exceptional businessperson, with a proven track record in building a successful practice supporting clients to develop clear, concise and relevant strategies.

“I was fortunate enough to have her as a colleague for several years at Deloitte and look forward to working closely with her again.”

Morris said of her appointment: “I’ve watched Cannings Purple grow in recent years to become the biggest communications consultancy in Perth and a leader in the Asia-Pacific market.

“I’m delighted to join the team and be part of that continued growth, as well as having the opportunity to help contribute to the market-leading culture for which Cannings Purple is renowned.”

Morris is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist as a member of the Australian women’s hockey team at the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney games.

At the end of last year, David Lock joined Cannings Purple as special counsel.


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