Chris O’Brien

Project Director

Chris O’Brien has over 20 years experience in communications including media, internal communications, change management, corporate affairs, stakeholder management, issues management, Ministerial liaison and customer relations.

Chris has extensive experience developing communications and stakeholder strategies and providing strategic communications advice and resources for transport and infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining Elton Consulting, Chris was Senior Media Advisor for Sydney Water, overseeing all issues management in addition to providing communications strategies for the Wet Weather Overflow Abatement project.

Previous roles include Principal Manager, Organisation Information & Communications for the State Transit Authority of NSW; National Public Relations Manager at the Seven Network; and Media and Community Relations Manager for the Bulldogs Rugby League Club.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Biochemistry) from Sydney University.

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic communications
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Issues management
  • Media management
  • Internal communication strategies
  • Event management