July 12, 2016: Nicole Quinn has been appointed Director, Government Relations for Australia’s leading public affairs agency, Parker & Partners, part of Ogilvy PR Australia. She will head Parkers’ Canberra operations.
Nicole brings a wealth of experience to the role, with more than 25 years advising in executive management, advocacy and stakeholder relations at the Federal Government level within the areas of defence, national security, technology and business.
Most recently, she was General Manager at Institute For Regional Security and was responsible for repositioning the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as achieving its status as a Scientific Research Institute.
Nicole has served on several boards and is currently a Director of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation. She has won a number of awards for her work, including in 2009 a Chief of Defence Force Commendation – presented by Sir Angus Houston when Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
Ogilvy’s PR Group Managing Director- Corporate, Susan Redden Makatoa, said Nicole is a welcome addition to the growing Parker & Partners team.
“We are genuinely excited to welcome Nicole. Her thoughtful, considered approach, extensive networks and knowledge of political processes will serve our clients well, particularly post-election when they may be looking to forge new discussions and relationships.
“Nicole’s background and knowledge of the defence and national security portfolios will further strengthen Parker & Partners offering to clients. She is a great addition to the Ogilvy PR network.”
The appointment is effective immediately.