Jacqui Park — CEO
Jacqui Park works with the Walkley Board to set The Walkley Foundation’s strategic direction, identifying new programs and developing relationships to support its aims. She oversees the Walkley innovation program and is program director for the flagship Storyology summit. In more than a decade as regional director for the International Federation of Journalists Asia Pacific, Jacqui was responsible for leading a team of experts in press freedom advocacy and media support work from the Pacific to Afghanistan. She has extensive experience across South and South East Asia, both in the media and with a range of media development and UN organisations. She is also the founding editor of The Walkley Magazine: Inside the Media in Australia and New Zealand.
Louisa Graham — Executive General Manager, Company Secretary
T: +61 2 9333 0945 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisa is an experienced, commercially minded business executive who delivers business growth and development. Louisa supports the CEO and board to implement the strategic business plan. Her key focus is staff management, stakeholder relations, program and service delivery. She has worked for United Nations Women, The Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Sydney Writers’ Festival and the Ten Network. Louisa has also managed national community awareness campaigns for both White Ribbon Day and the Australian Republican Movement. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held a number of non-executive board positions.
Lauren Dixon — Awards & Events Manager
T: +61 2 9333 0913 M: +61 413 212 890 E: email@example.com
Lauren is The Walkley Foundation’s awards and events manager, overseeing the entry and judging process for the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Award and Freelance Journalist of the Year Award. She also manages the Walkley Foundation’s year long program of events and looks after the Walkley literary and documentary programs . Before joining the Walkleys in 2011, Lauren worked in book publishing at Allen & Unwin and was the NSW marketing manager for Palace Cinemas. She has a thing for cats dressed up as sushi.
Clare Fletcher — Program Manager
T: +61 2 9333 0925 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare is commissioning editor for The Walkley Magazine and programs events including Storyology, CommsDirect, journalism exchanges, public talks and the Walkley training program. If you’ve got a story idea, a great project you want to share, a request for a workshop or skill you’d like to learn, or a hot tip for a brilliant speaker, you should definitely email Clare. Originally from St George in regional Queensland, Clarestarted as an intern at the Walkley Foundation after graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 2006. She has been hard to get rid of ever since, even after a couple of years living in New York as a freelance writer.
Anna Magnus — National Manager State Media Awards
T: +61 7 3846 0139 M: +61 423 363 725 E: email@example.com
Anna is the producer and manager of all state media awards held around Australia that reward local excellence in journalism as a precursor to the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism each year. She is responsible for developing partnerships on these events and manages the entry and judging process. She also manages Queensland-based Walkley events, including talks, media forums and student days, as well as assisting with other Walkley events as required.
Barbara Blackman — Administration Manager
T: +61 2 9333 0921 M: +61 425 297 081 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara began her long career with MEAA back in 1987 as the personal assistant to the federal secretary of Actors Equity. Prior to this she worked in the music industry and spent several years at the Australian Film Institute working on the AFI Awards. Before joining the Walkleys team to provide essential administrative support, Barbara worked in various administrative roles within MEAA and the NSW Journalists Benevolent Fund.
Kate Golden — Multimedia Manager
T: +61 2 9333 0951 M: +61 403 848 247 E: email@example.com
Kate comes to the Foundation with a background in investigative reporting, multimedia and data visualization. She was recently multimedia director at the award-winning Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and helped transform it into a leader in the emerging U.S. field of investigative journalism nonprofits. She has an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Stanford University and a master’s in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. Before journalism, Kate collected oral histories in Zanzibar and followed around gorillas in central Africa.
Helen Sullivan — Communications Manager
Helen Sullivan manages and develops communications strategies across the Foundation, including for the Walkley Awards, our professional development program, social media, online platforms and The Walkley Magazine. Previously she served as United Nations Women’s Communications Officer for South Africa. She has been published in The New Yorker, Guardian Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Mamamia; is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School’s publishing program (previously the Radcliffe publishing program); and is the founding editor of South African literary magazine Prufrock. She is always looking for opportunities for intelligent discussions about media (so feel free to get in touch if you have ideas!), helping produce panels, discussions and debates around issues of importance to journalism, media and innovation.
Rose Powell — Innovation and Development Manager
Rose is the Walkley Foundation’s innovation and development manager and is responsible for driving our innovation and future-focused programs. She joins the Walkleys with experience in online and print journalism, as well as in the high growth software industry. After several years in journalism including a cadetship at the Sydney Morning Herald, and as a reporter and columnist for the Australian Financial Review, Rose leapt into Sydney-based tech startup Canva where she managed public and internal communications and worked as part of the growth team, focusing on user retention campaigns.
Lauren Katsikitis — Partnerships and Marketing Manager
Lauren has worked in the media and entertainment industry for almost a decade including stints at the BBC, eOne and MEAA. She is now the partnerships and marketing manager at the Walkley Foundation, responsible for sponsorships, client relationships and marketing the myriad events on offer from The Walkley Foundation. In addition to this, she is a committee member for Women in Media, mentoring, advocacy and events for women working in Australian media and a volunteer at the SISTER2sister program which supports at-risk teenage girls. Her interests include psychology, science and technology, anything written by David Sedaris and her ultimate goal is to achieve a perfect score (without help) in the Good Weekend quiz.