Corporate Affairs, Communications and Public Relations


A niche professional service, the public relations profession continues to grow each year by over five per cent annually, providing over $497 million worth of assistance to Australian businesses each year.

Professional development and employment growth is heavily influenced by technological change, cultural or social factors, with changes in government policy, new media forms and shifts in information consumption significantly shaping the ways in which the sector operates.

Effective corporate affairs and public relations professionals must be flexible, possess good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage time effectively, good organisation and planning skills, as well as have an interest in all forms of media.

HMC search and selection assignments for corporate affairs, communications and public relations professionals have included:

  • Communications Manager – Screen Queensland
  • Corporate Communications Manager – ERM Power Limited
  • Director External Relations – Griffith University
  • Director Public Programs – State Library of Qld
  • External Relations Manager – BHP Australia Coal
  • External Relations Manager – Cross City Motorway
  • General Manager – BBS Public Relations
  • Head of Communications – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Marketing and Public Relations Manager – Sunshine Plantation
  • Public Relations Manager – Port of Brisbane