About us

Welcome

Welcome to the Canberra Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Our goal is to provide Canberra’s community of professional communicators with opportunities to connect and learn, both locally and across the IABC global network.

As a member of IABC Canberra, you can access local networking and professional development opportunities, mentoring and meetups, as well as global training, resources and a community of communication professionals working in diverse industries and disciplines throughout the world.

Our board

The Canberra Chapter board consists of 13 peer-selected members.

Justine O'Brien, SCMP

Justine O'Brien, SCMP

Past President

Melanie Gibbons

Melanie Gibbons

President

Lisa Ranson, CMP

Lisa Ranson, CMP

Vice President

Sarah Illy

Sarah Illy

Treasurer

Sarah Toaldo, CMP

Sarah Toaldo, CMP

Secretary

Emily Davis

Emily Davis

Director of Member Communcation

Sophie Cridland

Sophie Cridland

Director of Events

Kirsten Davey

Kirsten Davey

Director of Membership

Katharine Pierce, CMP

Katharine Pierce, CMP

Director of Professional Development

Hayden Thomson

Hayden Thomson

Director of Digital Communication

Amanda Dennett, SCMP

Amanda Dennett, SCMP

Board Member

Romany Rzechowicz, CMP

Romany Rzechowicz, CMP

Board Member

Rebecca Holder, CMP

Rebecca Holder, CMP

Board Member

Learn more about IABC Canberra

IABC Canberra was established in 2004, read on to learn more about our history.

The IABC Canberra bylaws set out our vision, mission and alignment with IABC.

Sponsors & Partners

The Canberra chapter enjoys the strong support of

ISENTIA

Established as a small Australian family business nearly 32 years ago, iSentia has become a global leader in delivering crucial media intelligence with 21 offices in locations throughout the Asia-Pacific. Today, iSentia brings together a unique combination of skills honed over many years in many cultures. With over 1,200 staff working together in 15 countries iSentia has become a market leader by blending innovative technology with smart people to provide clients with relevant information.

IABC Canberra’s Media Partner.

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We are a digital consultancy that brings life to digital products and services. We work with clients, big and small, government and private, to deliver complex digital solutions. Founded on human understanding, data insights and agile methods, we design and build game-changing digital experiences that turn real frustration into one that your humans love.

We’ve got you covered from research and strategy, through to end-to-end design, technical development, content design and delivery.

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Want to enjoy a hefty dose of festive cheer, along with delicious food and drink, presentations, and a great chance to network with your Canberra comms colleagues?

📅 Wednesday, 7 December 2022
⏰ 5.30-8.30pm
📍 Monster Kitchen and Bar

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/iabc-canberra-christmas-party-tickets-443965722427

We are fast approaching the end of another big year so we hope you can save the date and join us for a celebration at Monster Kitchen and Bar: https://buff.ly/3hlfHmA

📅 Wednesday, 7 December 2022
⏰ 5.30-8.30pm
📍 Monster Kitchen and Bar
🎅 Open to Members and Non-Members

Want to learn from industry leaders about what is best practice communications and measurement, and master practical advice about how to apply it in your organisation?

📅 Thursday, 17 November 2022
⏰ 12.00-2.00pm
📍 Online
📋 Grab a ticket https://lnkd.in/gE5Bu9ra

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