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: email@example.com
Louisa has held the position of General Manager since 2011. Her priority has been to drive funding and partnerships to deliver a network that positions the Foundation at the heart of the Australian media. She works closely with the board and staff to implement the strategic business plan and manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, as well as being the Company Secretary. Louisa has a background in both not-for-profit management and the media, having 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, has a BA in Communications from UTS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren is The Walkley Foundation’s national 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, Freelance Journalist of the Year Award, Women’s Leadership, Arts Awards and Best Industrial Reporting. 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.
Clare Fletcher — Program Manager
T: +61 2 9333 0925 E: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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, The Monthly, 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.
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.