Tess Salmon I Founder and Director
Tess has extensive experience developing multifaceted communications strategies and proactive and reactive media, identifying critical issues, crisis communications, speech writing, stakeholder management, and key message development and delivery across the private sector, government and not-for-profit organisations.
She has worked as a Journalist, Newsreader, Editor, Writer, Producer and Senior Media Adviser to former NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and former NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher.
Tess has extensive media contacts with journalists and newsrooms and fosters media relationships for her clients, managing their reputations and brand development in line with their core beliefs and profile.
Tess is logical, analytical, critical and a problem-solving thinker. She performs brilliantly in crisis and high pressure situations. She has 'Secret' level security clearance with ASIO and was the only political adviser who remained with the Deputy Premier in the NSW State Crisis Centre throughout the Martin Place Siege.
Patrice Pandeleos I Senior Communications Consultant
Patrice has over 14 years’ experience working in some of Australia’s highest profile media organisations and agencies including Channel 7, News Digital, Carat, OMD, Naked Communications and as General Manager of Kite Communications.
Throughout her career, Patrice has led strategic planning and implemented campaigns for a variety of high profile brands including Expedia, Canon, The Australian Radio Network, Fairfax, Universal Pictures, Disney, Coca-Cola, Lion Nathan, NSW Government, McDonalds, Nestle, George Western Foods, Procter and Gamble, LotteryWest, WA Ballet, Perth Racing and more.
Patrice also has extensive skills in digital media having taught a 10-week course for AdSchool, an industry-recognised training program for people working in the advertising and marketing communication industry. She has also been a guest lecturer on digital and social at Curtin University and spoken at multiple digital conferences.
Heather Mollins I Senior Communications Consultant
Heather has 12 years’ experience in PR, marketing and events representing some of Australia’s most loved brands and organisations including Tourism Australia, Tourism NT, Huggies, Meat & Livestock Australia, Hotels.com and Hamilton Island. She has also worked with Fostering NSW, Foodbank, and SIDS and Kids.
Heather has held senior roles at Ogilvy Public Relations, Kite Communications and Sefiani Communications. She has led an integrated campaign for the Malaysian Trade Commission that launched via a sell-out pop up laneway food event in Sydney CBD (PRIA National Golden Target Award winner.)
James Phillips I Senior Cameraman
James has been working as a cameraman in the news media industry for over 15 years. He has covered federal, state and international political events, local and international news & current affairs, as well as national and international sporting events.
His roles at the Nine Network have included shooting, producing and editing stories which he has covered for Nines News broadcast programs such as National Nine news, The Today show, A Current Affair and 60 Minutes. He has covered a wide range of international stories, including working from Nine’s international bureaus in London and Los Angeles.
James has worked closely with some of Channel Nine’s most experienced journalists including Peter Overton, Karl Stefanovic, Leila McKinnon, Mark Burrows, Laurie Oakes, Damian Ryan, Robert Penfold and Allison Langdon. James specialises in visual communication in the news media field. He has extensive experience in producing proactive news stories and reactive breaking news stories.