Greg Ray LFPRIA
The founder and Principal of Timmins Ray, Greg Ray, is regarded as one of Australia’s most respected public relations practitioners. And after a stellar career which took him to the top of the profession nationally, he decided it was time to return to his home state of Tasmania. Greg began his career as a political journalist with the ABC. He was a war correspondent in Vietnam and later a political adviser to several Cabinet Ministers before starting-up in business for himself.
Over a 25-year period, he built an enterprise comprising:
- Public relations consultancies in Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and Auckland;
- An advertising agency;
- A political reporting service;
- An independent, freelance news agency;
- A personnel consultancy; and
- A weekly newspaper
As the Timmins Ray network of public relations consultancies grew, the firm was acquired by the world’s second largest public relations firm, Hill & Knowlton. Greg was appointed the company’s Managing Director in Australia.
After several years at the head of H&K, he took an extended sabbatical before accepting an offer to join Royce Communication and Business Strategists in Melbourne as its Special Senior Counsel.
It was during a visit to Tasmania in late 2013 – combined with a request to assist a leading Tasmanian business make the transition to its next stage of development – Greg decided to return “home”. Timmins Ray opened its doors again in Hobart on 1st October, 2013.
Jacquie Ray MPRIA
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.
Romany Brodribb MPRIA
Romany brings a new dimension to the Timmins Ray professional skills base.
A graduate of the University of Tasmania, Romany holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Journalism and Media Studies and a Bachelor of Teaching with 10 years experience in secondary and senior secondary studies, specialising in drama, media and English.
Romany is also a natural leader – a characteristic that was recognised very early in her career when she received an Australian Literacy Educators’ Association scholarship and was subsequently asked to present to the Association’s National Conference.
Two years later, Romany won the Australian Council of Educational Leadership Young Educator of the Year Award.
Because of her leadership ability, Romany has provided literacy and behaviour management training to her teacher colleagues in addition to mentoring pre-service and beginning teachers.
Romany is a Professional Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Her specialist skills include media training and social media strategy and management.
What our peers think
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