Telum’s David Skapinker to join Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism

The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism (JNI) has appointed David Skapinker as its director of communications and corporate affairs.

Skapinker will join from his position as region head Telum Media Australia and New Zealand, which he joined in 2014 to found and lead the Australia and New Zealand business.

David Skapinker

In his new role, Skapinker will lead the JNI’s external communications. Prior to his time at Telum, Skapinker held roles at Suncorp and AON.

Telum CEO Michael Webster said: “We can’t thank David enough for all he has done at Telum. Having actively supported the media and PR communities at Telum, we are delighted that he will be continuing to champion the media, which he is so passionate about, through the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

“David goes with our very best wishes and we look forward to working with him and the Institute in the future. He leaves behind a strong team with firm foundations for future growth in Australia and New Zealand.”

Telum’s ANZ country team lead Rhian Deutrom, will continue to oversee media alerts and information operations for the region. She will work alongside Tim Weller, ANZ revenue head, and Reuben Aitchison, who runs Telum’s PR News team for the region.

The appointment at JNI is effective from December 2021.


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