Vaxa Group is a strategic, integrated professional services firm working with companies, governments and NGOs to identify, communicate and grow business and operational needs. We provide ideas, strategies and solutions, which produce outcome-driven results.
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Andrew Park

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Andrew is an experienced government affairs professional with over 20 years' experience working in senior levels across Australia's public and private sectors, and currently serves as Thailand's Honorary Consul-General for Queensland.

Andrew served as a senior political adviser for eight years of the life of the John Howard led Coalition Government, including a lengthy stint as a political adviser to Australia's longest serving Foreign Minister, the Hon. Alexander Downer MP where he held responsibility for consular affairs, passports and parliamentary/legislative matters.

Following his time working in federal politics, Andrew provided strategic advisory services to Queensland's leading private sector entities across construction, gaming, mining, professional services and agriculture sectors before joining the highly regarded Queensland Government owned QIC (Queensland Investment Corporation) as its inaugural Head of External Affairs. He continues to advise QIC on government relations matters across their Global Infrastructure and Global Real Estate divisions.

In 2016, Andrew was appointed Thailand's Honorary Consul-General for Queensland and in this capacity works closely alongside large private sector entities on Queensland-Thailand investment and trade matters. He has a deep appreciation of geo-political affairs and Australia's relationship with ASEAN nations.

Andrew retains trusted relationships with some of Australia's most senior elected representatives and public officials across Federal, State and local governments and has a unique understanding of how government in Australia functions and how to attain positive outcomes for his clients.
He also operates a number of family-held businesses in the hospitality sector and understands intimately the challenges many SMEs face.

Our People

Vaxa Group’s team are all highly-skilled experts in their respective fields, with vast experience across key fields including Business Development, Strategy, Operational Planning, Communications, Data Analytics, Content Marketing, Crisis Management, Government Relations and Policy Development.

Todd Crowley

Managing Partner

As the Founder and Managing Partner of Vaxa Group, Todd is a Business Development, Strategy, Engagement and Management professional with over 20 years practical experience, designing and delivering business solutions within the Asia Pacific region.

Greg Bourke

Partner – Community Engagement & Business Development

With more than 20 years of diverse experience in business communications for both the public and private sectors, Greg’s experience has seen him take on many roles including business development, strategic planning, stakeholder and government relations, as well as development policy and analysis.

Sarah Morgan

Partner – Communications and Media

Combining her experience as a print journalist and corporate communications professional, Sarah has made a name for herself delivering innovative, targeted and strategic marketing and communications programs that far surpass original KPIs and briefs.

Curtis West

Partner – Data Analysis, Software Engineering

Curtis is a data analytics specialist, business analyst, and software engineer bringing together experience in these areas and his outcomes-driven motivation to deliver meaningful results in a range of business areas. Curtis is able to rapidly evaluate and strategise the leveraging of data and software systems for improved commercial outcomes.

Michelle Connelly

Associate – Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Michelle Connelly is an advisor to the property development and extractive industries. She is a Director on the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) Board and a Fellow of the UDIA.

Kirsten Sealey

Marketing Specialist

Kirsten is a highly experienced marketer and executive manager with a career spanning over 15 years. In this time, Kirsten has held managerial positions in some of Queensland’s most iconic arts companies including Expressions Dance Company, Brisbane Writers Festival and the Empire Theatres, Toowoomba, as well as within the education sector in the UK and as a consultant across a multitude of industries.

Christina Jones

Senior Media Manager

Christina has worked the East-Australian coastline with companies spanning industries including health, law, media and entertainment, property, food and beverage, education, technology, emergency services and not-for-profits/charities.

Neil Melloy

Associate – PR & Media

Neil is an experienced news executive with more than 30 years’ experience across print and digital media in Australia and the UK

Erin Long

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Erin is a media and communications specialist with a strong focus on media relations, content marketing, social media communication, copywriting and editing.

Andrew Park

Strategic Advisor

Andrew is an experienced government affairs professional with over 20 years' experience working in senior levels across Australia's public and private sectors, and currently serves as Thailand's Honorary Consul-General for Queensland.

Paddy Hallinan

Strategic Engagement and Planning Specialist - Government

A retired ADF Colonel, Paddy is a proven leader with over 30 years Defence, security, crisis management and operational logistics experience. His background and currency within the ADF allows for visibility on current Defence initiatives, key stakeholders and Tier 1 and 2 contractors.

Dr Mark Harvey

Governance and Change Specialist

Mark is an Organisational Change Leader and Management Consultant with internationally recognised expertise in designing and delivering corporate governance and integrity programs for organisations in Australia and overseas. Mark has delivered strategic and operational outcomes for many organisations in the fields of business improvement, innovation and value for money enhancements.

Ben Wilkinson

Analyst

Ben is a QUT graduate with a degree in applied mathematics, with experience working in local government and the medical sector.

Rochella Brisset

Vaxa Group Accountant

Remi Gamble

Communications Consultant

Remi is a communications consultant and has delivered a range of innovative marketing, public relations and stakeholder engagement campaigns for clients in the property, retail, hospitality and not-for-profit sectors.

JARROD KONING

PROJECT SUPPORT ANALYST

Jarrod is nearing completion of an Economics and Finance degree (QUT) with experience in marketing, customer service and economic analysis.

Tyrone Ranatunga

Data Analyst

Tyrone specialises in providing technology assurance and project services. He has experience in software design and implementation, IT establishment, IT risk, project assurance and business resilience.

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