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Kerry-Anne Walsh is one of Australia’s most respected communications strategists, with more than 30 years’ experience at the highest levels of Australian political media.  

During her extensive career Kerry-Anne has been a leading member of the Canberra Press Gallery, an award-winning political author, and a trusted adviser to national and international organisations on their communications efficacy.   

Kerry-Anne is recognised as an astute architect of grassroots and multi-stakeholder media and political campaigns, a crisis media specialist, and a highly regarded media and cultural awareness coach.  She has deep contacts in the Australian political and media worlds, and extensive networks in corporate Australia. For the last decade Kerry-Anne ran a highly successful boutique communication consultancy with offices in Canberra, Sydney and Western Australia, servicing domestic and international clients.  

Kerry-Anne advises clients drawing on her deep understanding of the Australian media landscape. During her twenty-five years at the highest levels in Australia’s national media Kerry-Anne was a senior political correspondent and bureau chief for News Limited and Fairfax newspapers; an ABC radio presenter and producer; Kerry O’Brien’s editorial producer on Channel Ten’s Face to Face program; political editor of the highly respected The Bulletin magazine; and panellist for six years on the ABC’s influential Sunday morning TV program, Insiders. 

Kerry-Anne is a best-selling and award-winning political author and is widely published in international publications including The South China Morning Post, the Singapore Straits Times and the Irish Times. She remains a regular political commentator on Sky News Australia, Radio New Zealand, ABC News Radio, the BBC and ABC’s respected nightly talk program, The Drum.  

Kerry-Anne advises Counsel House’s clients on developing effective and sophisticated communication and advocacy strategies.

Kerry-Anne’s specialist areas include: 

  • Government relations 
  • Multi-stakeholder communication strategies 
  • Executive media coach 
  • Issues management and crisis media intervention 
  • Targeted, accurate and persuasive messaging and corporate writing 
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