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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Sarah is a respected communications specialist with a strong focus on media relations, custom publications, content marketing and stakeholder engagement. Combining her 16 years of experience as a print and online journalist and corporate communications professional, Sarah has made a name for herself for delivering innovative, targeted and strategic marketing and communications programs that far surpassed original KPIs and briefs.

Sarah was a senior print journalist with several regional newspapers, magazines and online publications in Australia and England, with a key focus on business, property, food and lifestyle.  Now she’s a respected communications expert with a vast array of projects, strategies and campaigns to her name. Sarah has worked across a vast range of industries such as recruitment and HR, technology, retail, hospitality, extractive industries, construction, property and not-for-profit organisations.

Sarah has provided strategic communication and stakeholder engagement project management for companies such as Davidson, Mantle Group, James Squire, RCSA, Clubs Queensland, Johnathan Thurston Academy, The Big Pineapple, the former five-star Hyatt Regency Coolum resort, Lend Lease, Coles Development, Hanson Construction and several residential and commercial development projects throughout Queensland.

Key media/project skills

  • PR and media relations
  • Communications and community engagement
  • Strategic planning and development
  • Crisis and issue management
  • Stakeholder strategy and engagement
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Custom publications and editing
  • Event management and co-ordination
  • Digital marketing, content creation and copywriting
  • Project management and team leadership
  • Creation and management of media and public relations campaigns
  • Public and client meeting facilitation

Major projects and capability

  • Worked with Hanson Construction on developing a strategic community engagement project for their Wolffdene Quarry. The project won a global award in engagement and has been used as a key example on their other international operations.
  • Provided stakeholder engagement, marketing and PR support for the launch of Australia’s largest micro-brewery, The Charming Squire, at South Bank.
  • Project managed the stakeholder engagement and publicity for the $5 million rebuild of the new Jimmy’s on the Mall in the middle of Queen Street.
  • Project managed the community engagement for the new Coles supermarket at Nambour, where the former Sugar Mill was located.

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.

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

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.

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.

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*.

Rochella Brisset

Vaxa Group Accountant

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.