Over her 14-year career as a strategic communication specialist, Jacquie has advised and counselled state and federal government agencies, public corporations and NGOs in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has particular expertise in crisis and issues management, stakeholder and community engagement, media and publicity and strategic marketing.
Jacquie is the Deputy National President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and a past Tasmanian President of the Institute.
Before establishing Timmins Ray, Jacquie worked with another Tasmanian consultancy for nearly 10 years, managing a portfolio of major clients and providing specialist counsel on a diversity of issues, ranging from strategic communication and stakeholder engagement to media/publicity and reputation management.
In London, Jacquie held the executive position of Manager Communication and Engagement in a high-profile, joint initiative between the UK Ministry of Defence and Department of Environment. In that role, she was responsible for managing and developing both internal and external communication strategies to engage a challenging stakeholder group, comprising Ministers, political advisers, national media and staff drawn from two separate ministries.
Jacquie has been an industry mentor and lecturer to Journalism, Media and Communication students at the University of Tasmania. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Journalism/Media Studies and French from UTAS. She is fluent in French, having lived and studied in France.