Title:  Leaders

Brian Elton

Brian has more than 40 years experience in urban planning, housing and social policy. He is one of Australia’s most highly regarded strategic advisers, engagement specialists and social planners. He is sought after to lead strategy and facilitation for complex urban projects.

Kim Anson

Kim has had an extensive career in executive management, principally in local government, where she spent more than 18 years in senior management roles including General Manager of two NSW Councils. She has also held several state government roles including that of Executive Director, Policy and Strategy for the NSW Department of Housing. Earlier in her career Kim worked in Indigenous community development in inner city Sydney and the Northern Territory.

Amanda Shipton

Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience as an urban planner, development manager and strategic public policy advisor. She is an Associate Director for Strategy, Planning and Social Sustainability in Western Australia.

Brendan Blakeley

Brendan is a community and stakeholder engagement specialist. Brendan has extensive expertise in the design, facilitation, analysis and reporting of large scale engagement processes.

Bronwyn Raso

Bronwyn is an Associate Director for Communications and Engagement in Melbourne. Bronwyn brings over 13 years of experience in consulting to her new role and over five years in government, particularly in community consultation and engagement, communication strategies and issues management. She has worked extensively for both government and private sector clients.

Calli Brown

Calli has over a decade of experience in media (including digital), issues management, stakeholder engagement and effective communication strategy.

Chris O’Brien

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

Claire Paddison

Claire is a communications and engagement specialist, with a demonstrated 20 year history leading and implementing large, complex and controversial stakeholder engagement and communications for major public and private sector projects across all levels of government, resources, energy service providers and the not-for-profit sector.

David Walker

David Walker

David manages the Elton Consulting Design Studio. He has over 18 years of experience in corporate design, brand development and strategic communication.

Deborah Palmer

Deborah has 16 years experience in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement and public sector policy development. Deborah’s key skills and capabilities lie in clear and effective two-way communication and exceptional verbal and written communication skills.