Meet the Team
Cox Inall has a team of experienced public relations practitioners with backgrounds in journalism, politics and agricultural science, and extensive networks in media, agribusiness, corporate and government spheres across rural Australia.
The company is managed by Managing Director Tim Powell and General Manager Stacey Wordsworth, supported by a team of 19 consultants based in Sydney, Armidale, Albury, Mudgee and Orange, NSW; Melbourne, VIC; Emerald, Theodore, Sunshine Coast, Warwick, QLD; and Perth and Dumbleyung in WA.
Tim has 25 years’ experience working in journalism, politics, public affairs and marketing, and remains a hands-on consultant working on specific projects at Cox Inall, Cox Inall Ridgeway and Haystac.
Stacey is an experienced journalist and communications professional with nearly two decades in print and broadcast media, political advocacy and public relations.
Kaaren has led a number of major government public consultation projects, proving her ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, coordinate logistics and liaise with varied stakeholders.
Suzanne is a rural issues specialist with a keen mind when it comes to identifying and managing potential risks, as well as creating strategies to pro-actively communicate with target audiences.
Justine has an extensive background in communications, stakeholder management, public relations and corporate affairs.
Natalie has more than 20 years of experience in communications, and is based on a broadacre crop and sheep farm in Western Australia.
Sarah is a strong writer and a grains industry specialist, having worked since 2013 as the northern region communicator for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
A rural journalist with more than 25 years’ experience Toni has an extensive network of rural and regional contacts and a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Australian agriculture.
Judy is an experienced rural journalist, radio and TV broadcaster and consultant. She has worked with Cox Inall on a variety of communications projects in the past five years.
Kate has worked on major projects for clients including the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Lion Dairy & Drinks, the Australian Grains Industry Conference, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL).
Melissa has 20 years of experience in specialist agricultural writing and editing, scientific report editing, photography, market research and communications planning and strategy development.
Megan has had a successful career in radio and television at the ABC, as a reporter, presenter and Journalist in Charge, as well as at the ABC’s flagship rural current affairs program, ‘Landline’.
Ellen has worked in the communications industry for over ten years, both as a journalist, broadcaster and media advisor.
Melissa’s 20 years’ experience working as an agricultural journalist provides her with a deep understanding of many rural sectors and an ability to efficiently deliver key messages to an audience.
Peta is an excellent project manager and provides both nuts and bolts project support and high level strategic advice to clients.
Growing up on a property near Cooma, on the Monaro in New South Wales, Daisy has practical experience and firsthand knowledge of rural and regional issues.
Sophie joins Cox Inall having previously worked for three years in public affairs and stakeholder engagement at Australia’s peak farm body, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), in Canberra.
Susannah joins Cox Inall with extensive experience in corporate communications and public relations, having worked with clients across the banking, mining, retail and not-for-profit sectors.
Hilary’s knowledge and appreciation for Australian agriculture stems from her involvement in her family’s commercial cattle property in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW.
An Australian agriculture advocate, Charlotte is passionate about rural life. She aims to promote the advances in agriculture to the Australian public and to minimise the growing divide between city and country.
Jacqui grew up on a property near Moree in NSW and has practical experience, a passion for rural life, and firsthand knowledge of rural and regional issues.