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.
+617 3102 4145 / info@vaxagroup.com

Kate Wilson

MARKETING MANAGER

Kate is a communications specialist who has more than 15 years’ experience in content creation, media relations, digital marketing and copywriting. She is currently delivering strategic and proactive corporate communications campaigns for clients across a range of industries.

A former print journalist, Kate worked for newspapers in Bundaberg and on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, where she  acted as editor and chief of staff.

Kate worked in state politics for eight years providing advice on media relations, social media management and policy. As senior digital communications and social media adviser for the Queensland Government, she single-handedly ran the Premier’s online channels and worked on major projects including The Queensland Plan and the G20 Cultural Program. Kate has extensive experience in building and maintaining social media communities, crisis communications and government relations.

Kate established a digital marketing micro-agency offering strategic advice, content creation, social media management and website design to not-for-profit organisations, small businesses, industry groups, and local governments.

Kate has a broad skill base, including as a conference presenter, and an in-depth understanding of all the different components required to deliver integrated PR and communications programs for both the public and private sectors.

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.

Sarah Morgan

Partner – Communications and Media

Sarah leads Vaxa’s communications and marketing operations, with a strong focus on media relations, crisis communications, content marketing and stakeholder engagement. A dynamic leader in corporate communications, Sarah is passionate about developing and delivering tailored, targeted and strategic marketing and communications that surpass client briefs and KPIs.

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.

Neil Melloy

Executive Manager – PR & Media

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

Kate Wilson

MARKETING MANAGER

Kate is a communications specialist who has more than 15 years’ experience in content creation, media relations, digital marketing and copywriting. She is currently delivering strategic and proactive corporate communications campaigns for clients across a range of industries.

Melissa Grant

Media and Communications Specialist

Melissa is an experienced media professional with a career spanning 15 years across metropolitan and regional media. She is now focused on delivering strategic public relations campaigns for clients to increase brand awareness.

Stephanie Rose

Media and Communications Specialist

Stephanie is a media and communications specialist with 20 years in metro and regional media, in Australia and the UK.

Dr Mark Harvey

Governance and Change Specialist

Dr Mark Harvey is an organisational culture improvement specialist with internationally recognised expertise in designing and delivering outcome-driven programs in Australia and overseas.

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.

Jye Laarhoven

Communications and Marketing Assistant

Jye is a Communication and Marketing Assistant who enjoys introducing new and innovative ways to increase his clients’ digital footprint. He brings a fresh perspective to the social media and content creation field with skills across several online platforms.

Nebadita Noushen

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Nebadita is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator all-rounder with skills across a range of online platforms and conventional media.

Jo Evans

Communication Specialist

Jo is a public relations, communication, and marketing all-rounder with more than 25 years’ experience in helping individuals, corporates, charities, and governments tell their own unique stories to a range of audiences.

Rochella Brisset

Vaxa Group Accountant

Zhaoyu Guo

Growth Analyst

Zhaoyu is a Growth Analyst who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Commerce (Business Information Systems). During his Masters degree, Zhaoyu was involved in a number of exciting projects, working with real-world clients to digitise manual processes.

Jamie Phillip Gascoigne

DIGITAL SPECIALIST

Jamie is a highly experienced multimedia and digital designer with over 18 years in the industry. He is accomplished in providing a wide range of solutions across multiple industries in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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.

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.

Capt. Matt Ort (ret)

US DEFENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

As the most recent United States Naval Attache to Australia, Matt is an accomplished Diplomat with an intimate understanding of the Indo-Pacific geopolitical environment.

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