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Mandy Galmes

CEO, Australia
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As CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Colloquial, Mandy helps protect and build the reputations of Australian and international brands, and navigate change for the better.  She leads a multi-market team of communications specialists to deliver strategic, effective communications campaigns that result in earned and owned media, and integrate into the bigger marketing picture.

Mandy’s experience spans a range of sectors including FMCG, retail, tech and telco, fintech, healthcare and listed businesses where she has helped brands integrate PR, content publishing, social and digital media and sponsorship into the wider marketing mix.

Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton, Mandy was managing director at Sibling, a purpose-built integrated agency for Westfield.


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Anna O'Sullivan

Managing Partner
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Anna is a specialist in managing media relations, stakeholder engagement, spokesperson training, and developing communication strategies that will protect and enhance the reputation of her clients. In addition to her leadership role with H+K Australia, she also leads the business’ Melbourne office.

Anna offers strategic counsel and support to help companies enhance and protect their reputation amongst varied stakeholders. With many years of media training and crisis management experience, she also assists clients navigating high-risk and demanding projects. Her work experience spans the telecommunications, professional services, energy, transport, financial services, government and enterprise technology sectors.

Anna joined H+K in 2015 after working as a freelance public relations consultant, where she specialised in corporate communication strategy and spokesperson training


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Amelia Tipping

Head of Integrated Communications
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Amelia (Millie) Tipping is a proven communications leader with 15+ years of experience, who leads H+K’s integrated consumer campaigns and project teams across content, social and digital channels, influencer and event activations – with earned media at the heart.

Millie’s market experience stretches beyond Australia to EMEA, predominantly focusing on consumer and FMCG clients including: the client and content lead for some of Australia’s biggest brands FMCG  including Woolworths, Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Cadbury Fairtrade, Fiji Water, Bacardi, Grey Goose and Bombay Sapphire.

Millie is a driven, creative and highly committed communications professional with a passion for developing and implementing client campaigns with business impact.


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Tanya West

Head of Healthcare
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Tanya West has 15 years’ experience in healthcare communications in the UK and Australia. She has a proven track record in delivering strategic results-oriented communication campaigns across various health areas for multiple major multinational companies aimed at consumers, pharmacists, primary and secondary healthcare professionals and government.

She has extensive experience in OTC and Rx market preparation, product launches, patient mobilisation and strategic engagement programs with key stakeholders who share a vested interest and purpose with her clients to secure support, enhance understanding and provide comment to drive awareness of health issues.

Tanya has a thorough understanding of the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct and the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code which ensures all strategic campaigns are code compliant.


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Neeley Williams

Client Service Director
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Neeley joined H+K after more than 12 years in high-level international political and business environments. She now shares this experience with her clients at H+K where she leads corporate communications programs, providing fresh perspectives and new insights.

Neeley’s work extends across global brands in insurance, technology, healthcare, telecoms, technology, mining and resources sectors. She also takes a lead role in joint projects requiring integrated communications, government relations and public affairs support.

Neeley previously worked as senior manager for External Affairs and Policy with Samsung Electronics where she was a principal member of the Global Crisis Team and NGO spokesperson in Europe. Prior to her work at Samsung, Neeley was principal adviser to a senior parliamentarian in the heart of European policymaking, leading technical and political negotiations in the European Parliament.


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Marcha van den Heuvel

Client Service Director
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Marcha has extensive experience in financial, corporate and investor communication. She currently works with listed and non-listed companies across a range of sectors, including resources, energy, financial services, and life sciences. She also advises clients on IPO transactions, working closely with senior executives and their advisors.

Marcha has strong media relationships across mainstream and trade media nationally and extensive experience in developing thought leadership positions for companies. As a client services director, Marcha develops and implements communication strategies, and provides high-level counsel to help her clients achieve a higher media profile and develop relationships with key stakeholders including media, investors and the wider community.

Prior to joining H+K, Marcha was at one of Australia’s leading financial and investor relations firm, Westbrook Financial Communications.

Marcha holds  three degrees –  a Bachelor of Corporate Communication (France), Bachelor of Communication (Griffith, QLD, Award for Academic Excellence) and  Master of Strategic Public Relations (Sydney, Distinction average).


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Mark Lenyszyn

Consumer Technology Lead
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Mark Lenyszyn is a senior communications professional that has worked with some of the world’s most-loved consumer brands on award-winning PR, internal comms, investor and stakeholder relations programs.

He also has extensive experience working in-house and agency side with QANTAS, American Express, Coca Cola, Facebook, NSW Department of Health, Airbnb, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and Panasonic. He has held senior pan-regional communications positions with companies such as Microsoft, HP and Lexmark.

Mark’s earlier experiences includes senior roles at agencies such as Herd MSL, N2N Communications, Blackie McDonald, Burson Marsteller and Grey’s GCI Group.


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