Strategic Communications & Public Affairs (SCAPA)

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We are the University’s central point for corporate, internal and external communication, community engagement, public lectures and outreach, VIP visits and protocol. We  produce the quarterly magazine ANU Reporter, enewsletters On Campus, What’s On and ANU Public Lectures, and manage the ANU News website and the ANU Channel on YouTube.

We are comprised of three groups: Strategic Communications, who are the storytellers, Public Affairs, who are the connectors and Multimedia, who bring our stories to life.

The storytellers look after corporate communications, media relations, social media, internal communications and reputation and issues management. The connectors run major events, public lectures and outreach, VIP visits and protocol and government, corporate, diplomatic and community relationships.

Together, we tell the ANU story. We contribute to achieving the University’s strategic goals by shaping public opinion, fostering ANU engagement and critical relationships, harnessing pride within the institution, and showcasing ANU excellence.

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Name & position Phone Email
Jane O’Dwyer
02 6125 5001
0416 249 231
Penny Cox
Associate Director
02 6125 8399
0478 337 706

Strategic Communications team

Name & position Phone Email
James Grubel
Strategic Communications Manager
02 6125 7988
Jennifer Tanner
Communications Officer
02 6125 3549
Simon Jenkins
Media Communications Officer
02 6125 5210

Public Affairs team

Name & position Phone Email
Georgia Nielsen
Senior Communications & Public Affairs Officer
02 6125 7081
Katharine Pierce
Events & Public Lectures Coordinator
02 6125 4144
Sandy Hawke
VIP Visits & Protocol Coordinator
02 6125 0129

Multimedia team

Name & position Phone Email
Jamie Kidston
Senior Multimedia Officer
02 6125 9313
Paul Maclay
Multimedia Officer
02 6125 7646
Jack Fox
Assistant Multimedia Officer
02 6125 7646
Stuart Hay
Multimedia Officer
02 6125 4292

Mailing & general contact

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
Chancelry, Building 10
The Australian National University
ACT 0200 Australia
T 02 6125 6125
F 02 6125 8255

Updated:  9 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Director, SCAPA/ Page Contact:  Director, SCAPA