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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Paul Eagleson


Paul is a 25-year resources industry professional with experience in corporate social responsibility, stakeholder relations, tenement management, business development & business improvement.

With extensive experience across a range of disciplines, Paul has held long-term positions with Rio Tinto, the Queensland State Government (Treasury), Nautilus Minerals & the New Hope Group.

Paul started his career working in central, western and northern New South Wales exploring for base, precious and heavy minerals. Soon after he moved into tenement management, managing a diverse portfolio of high-value assets across Australia, Papua New Guinea & Mongolia for Rio Tinto.

Paul’s expertise in business improvement, governance and risk management were honed during a five-year stint with Queensland Treasury where he worked in communications and a dedicated project team before moving to facilities and IT.

Paul worked with Nautilus Minerals for over eight years where he managed the world’s largest portfolio of offshore tenement assets, as well as a diverse team of up to 12 people, across the South-Pacific, Europe, Asia and the Americas. A key part of the role was managing stakeholder relationships, including all levels of government (i.e. presidents, prime ministers, ministers & senior bureaucrats). Paul made numerous industry presentations at Australian & overseas conferences and briefly lead Nautilus Minerals’ corporate social responsibility function.

Paul was engaged by New Hope Group (NHG) in 2017, fulfilling their need for an experienced tenement manager, this time auditing and setting up robust management & governance systems to reduce tenement-related risk. He then went on to manage the Group’s tenement and real property portfolio, successfully negotiating landholder access for large-scale drilling programs and engaging Traditional Owners for cultural heritage surveys, as standalone surveys, & pursuant to ILUAs & CHMPs. Paul was successful in being appointed as NHG’s social performance lead, where his efforts focussed on gaining approval for the next stage of the New Acland Mine and on Bengalla integration.

Paul’s commitment to developing productive relationships is unwavering. He has a versatile mix of skills and experience that he has successfully applied across a range of disciplines. Paul can effortlessly adjust to any team environment.

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


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

Paul Eagleson

Senior Advisor

Paul is a 25-year resources industry professional with experience in corporate social responsibility, stakeholder relations, tenement management, business development & business improvement.

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

Dr Mark Harvey is an organisational culture improvement specialist with internationally recognised expertise in designing and delivering outcome-driven programs in Australia and overseas. Dr Harvey has delivered strategic and operational outcomes for many organisations in the fields of business improvement, innovation, and value-for-money culture enhancements. He is a renowned speaker and corporate educator, known for skilling leaders to actively improve cultural and operational practices within their organisations. Dr Harvey’s 30 years experience in leadership positions in front line and community service delivery has enabled him to lecture and coach from a unique perspective; he has worked in disaster and crisis management, emergency response, policy development, as well as program and project management. He also lectures for QUT’s Executive MBA program and in the field of applied organisational ethics. Dr Harvey combines his extensive experience and research background to deliver unparalleled advice and outcomes for corporates including the world-first culture enhancement and reputational management program, Raise the Bar*.

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.

Michael Rheinberger

Business Development Specialist

Michael is a business development and communications specialist with an impressive portfolio of proven success in achieving growth outcomes for the private, public, and non-government sectors

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.

Rochella Brisset

Vaxa Group Accountant

Ben Wilkinson


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



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

Jamie Phillip Gascoigne


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.

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.