MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Damian has 40 years of experience as a print and online journalist and has built a reputation as an honest, reliable and skilful storyteller and commentator.
Damian’s journalistic experience and knowledge is well-rounded. From politics to sport and breaking news to feature articles, there is hardly an area of the print media in which Damian hasn’t been involved.
Much of his career has been spent in regional communities, such as northern NSW and south-east Qld. This has provided Damian with an affinity with and deep understanding of people living on the land and in country towns, along with urban life and issues.
More recently, he spent almost 20 years with the Sunshine Coast Daily, where he held key senior positions, such as editor and deputy editor, leading teams of up to 30 journalists and photographers covering the key issues of life in a rapidly-growing community.
Before joining Vaxa Group, Damian was Queensland Deputy Editor of Quest Newspapers, the community arm of News Ltd, with responsibility for 25 staff, 17 Brisbane community newspapers and a dozen websites.
His key focus as a journalist has been holding a mirror up to his community - delving into the issues that affect real people and telling the stories clearly, concisely, fairly and with real passion.
It’s this passion for storytelling and achieving positive, constructive coverage that Damian brings to Vaxa Group and its clients. Today Damian supports Vaxa Group with various accounts covering the property, services and manufacturing sectors.