OUR TEAM

All our team members are experienced in their field and have excellent professional reputations which they have earned over time.

They all work within the principles of IAP2. They also hold their general construction induction White Card.

Our core team includes the following consultants:

LISA MCDERMOTT
DIRECTOR

Our EngageComms team is led by Lisa McDermott who has 30 years of deep experience in the fields of communications, stakeholder engagement, community relations and media.

Lisa has worked on a range of public infrastructure projects including water and wastewater services, transport projects, major hospital upgrades, national parks, high-profile urban renewal projects and major greenfield developments. She has worked collaboratively with engineering and construction firms, government agencies and a range of community interest groups.

Lisa has worked in all three levels of Government – local, state and federal. She has advised politicians on media relations and issues management, facilitated workshops and discussion groups, and managed communications and marketing teams to deliver effective promotional programs.

LYNDAL EDWARDS 
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Lyndal is a highly experienced communications and engagement professional who has worked with state and local governments as well as not-for-profit organisations and private firms.

She has worked extensively with Transport for NSW to deliver communications and engagement for several key infrastructure projects including urban developments, road improvements, bridge openings and road safety campaigns. She helped deliver the M4 Smart Motorway upgrade and several transport interchange projects in Northwest Sydney.

Lyndal has also worked for several Western Sydney councils delivering a wide range of communications and marketing activities. She is a creative thinker and great collaborator who can draw on her broad experience for any project.

EMMA KUNKLER-WARREN 
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Emma is an experienced engagement professional who has worked on high profile projects in the government sector including urban redevelopments and major transport infrastructure.

She was engaged as a Place Manager for the Sydney Metro West project during the EIS planning phase and property acquisition process. She has also worked on major urban redevelopment projects including the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy and the Bays Urban Redevelopment Strategy.

Emma’s experience means she has an in-depth understanding of government issues and processes. She balances this knowledge with a highly personable approach and a practical head for managing stakeholder issues.

SANDRA LA ROCCA 
CONSULTANT

Sandra is an experienced communications and engagement practitioner who has worked with government agencies, construction firms, local councils and the private sector.

She has been engaged by councils and government agencies to deliver consultation activities for major programs. She also worked on the new International Airport in Western Sydney during the early earthworks program where she liaised community members, business operators, government agencies and Indigenous groups.

Sandra is calm under pressure and adept at juggling multiple priorities and deadlines. She has an engaging and practical approach which is highly regarded by both clients and communities.

 

RYAN AUBERSON-WALSH 
CONSULTANT

Ryan is an experienced communications and engagement professional who has worked with local councils, state government agencies, corporate firms and the not-for-profit sector.

He has developed and delivered communications and engagement strategies for transport planning, urban planning, economic development and cultural events in Southwest Sydney. He has also delivered communications and engagement services for several major urban development projects.

Ryan has a strong communications background and is a great all-rounder. He works effectively with CEOs, business leaders, project managers, multi-cultural organisations and local communities. He is pro-active, creative and driven to deliver the best outcomes for his clients.

 

All our team members are experienced in their field and have excellent professional reputations which they have earned over time.

They all work within the principles of IAP2. They also hold their general construction induction White Card.

Our core team includes the following consultants:

LISA MCDERMOTT
DIRECTOR

Our EngageComms team is led by Lisa McDermott who has 30 years of deep experience in the fields of communications, stakeholder engagement, community relations and media.

Lisa has worked on a range of public infrastructure projects including water and wastewater services, transport projects, major hospital upgrades, national parks, high-profile urban renewal projects and major greenfield developments. She has worked collaboratively with engineering and construction firms, government agencies and a range of community interest groups.

Lisa has worked in all three levels of Government – local, state and federal. She has advised politicians on media relations and issues management, facilitated workshops and discussion groups, and managed communications and marketing teams to deliver effective promotional programs.

LYNDAL EDWARDS 
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Lyndal is a highly experienced communications and engagement professional who has worked with state and local governments as well as not-for-profit organisations and private firms.

She has worked extensively with Transport for NSW to deliver communications and engagement for several key infrastructure projects including urban developments, road improvements, bridge openings and road safety campaigns. She helped deliver the M4 Smart Motorway upgrade and several transport interchange projects in Northwest Sydney.

Lyndal has also worked for several Western Sydney councils delivering a wide range of communications and marketing activities. She is a creative thinker and great collaborator who can draw on her broad experience for any project.

EMMA KUNKLER-WARREN 
SENIOR CONSULTANT

Emma is an experienced engagement professional who has worked on high profile projects in the government sector including urban redevelopments and major transport infrastructure.

She was engaged as a Place Manager for the Sydney Metro West project during the EIS planning phase and property acquisition process. She has also worked on major urban redevelopment projects including the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Strategy and the Bays Urban Redevelopment Strategy.

Emma’s experience means she has an in-depth understanding of government issues and processes. She balances this knowledge with a highly personable approach and a practical head for managing stakeholder issues.

 

SANDRA LA ROCCA 
CONSULTANT

Sandra is an experienced communications and engagement practitioner who has worked with government agencies, construction firms, local councils and the private sector.

She has been engaged by councils and government agencies to deliver consultation activities for major programs. She also worked on the new International Airport in Western Sydney during the early earthworks program where she liaised community members, business operators, government agencies and Indigenous groups.

Sandra is calm under pressure and adept at juggling multiple priorities and deadlines. She has an engaging and practical approach which is highly regarded by both clients and communities.

 

RYAN AUBERSON-WALSH 
CONSULTANT

Ryan is an experienced communications and engagement professional who has worked with local councils, state government agencies, corporate firms and the not-for-profit sector.

He has developed and delivered communications and engagement strategies for transport planning, urban planning, economic development and cultural events in Southwest Sydney. He has also delivered communications and engagement services for several major urban development projects.

Ryan has a strong communications background and is a great all-rounder. He works effectively with CEOs, business leaders, project managers, multi-cultural organisations and local communities. He is pro-active, creative and driven to deliver the best outcomes for his clients.