Former ALP senior staffer joins PR firm Jackson Wells

Public relations firm Jackson Wells has appointed former ALP senior staffer Julie Sibraa as Special Counsel.

The announcement:

Former NSW and Federal Labor Government senior staffer Julie Sibraa has joined public relations firm Jackson Wells as special counsel.

Julie brings to Jackson Wells 20-years experience in public policy working in both the government and the private sectors.

Jackson Wells CEO, Benjamin Haslem, said Julie’s experience included work as a senior policy adviser to former NSW Premier Morris Iemma and other senior State ministers.

More recently Julie was deputy chief of staff to Federal Labor frontbencher Senator Mark Arbib before taking up the role of national policy manager at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia – the nation’s peak infrastructure industry body.

“Julie brings an extensive public policy background – both in development and execution – through her long experience at the highest levels of State and Federal government,” Mr Haslem said.

“Her appointment further strengthens the Jackson Wells team, which includes senior and experienced professionals who operate at a high level in media, politics and the community.

“Julie has an acute understanding of the structure and processes of Parliament, the executive and the public service at both Federal and State levels.”
Account Executives promoted

Meanwhile, Jackson Wells account executives, Alex Charlwood and Alexandra Mayhew have been promoted to new roles as account managers.

Mr Haslem said the promotions reflected Alex’s and Alexandra’s diligence and initiative working for a number of Jackson Wells’ clients, including Dell, Cambridge University Press, the Sydney Peace Foundation and the Insurance Council of Australia.

“The promotion of Alex and Alexandra reflects Jackson Wells’ long-standing focus on professional development,” Mr Haslem said.

“We want to see our work in issues and crisis management and government and media relations continue to flourish, and one of the best ways to ensure that is to help our staff develop the requisite skills and experience.”

Source: Jackson Wells press release


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