Ellen McNamara

Ellen McNamara

Ellen has worked in the communications industry for over ten years as a journalist, broadcaster and media advisor.

Ellen has extensive skills and understanding of managing media from both sides of the industry, including social media, agricultural policy and stakeholder engagement, coupled with a passion for rural and remote Australia.

Ellen has a broad understanding and corporate knowledge of the issues of Australian agriculture and natural resource management from her role as the media advisor to the NSW Farmers’ Association. In this role she was responsible for developing and implementing media and communications strategies, and worked with diverse groups including industry, government and media.

Prior to this, Ellen worked for many years as journalist and radio producer for ABC, in various roles across Local Radio, Radio National and Radio news. Ellen has worked on Breakfast with Adam Spencer, Nightlife with Tony Delroy and the Religion Report with Stephen Crittenden in Sydney, and in local radio stations including Nowra, Wollongong, Orange, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga presenting news and content to rural, urban and national audiences.

Areas of expertise

  • Media management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Writing and editing


  • Communications (Broadcast Journalism) from Charles Sturt University, Bathurst

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Reaching out beyond the computer screen

Excited about some upcoming grains industry events, Cox Inall’s Ellen McNamara explains why connectedness means more than social media metrics. Here at Cox Inall we work across many facets of Australia’s food bowl, including beef, sheepmeat and horticulture. My focus …

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