One of Australia’s leading government relations and public affairs practitioners, Eamonn Fitzpatrick currently advises some of the nation’s highest profile companies and organisations on effectively working with all levels of government.
Eamonn is the Director of Hawker Britton’s Queensland office, also takes primary responsibility for NSW matters and leads the company’s public affairs, communications and issues management practice.
He also has an unrivalled background in government and communications at State and Federal level having been senior press secretary to two Australian Prime Ministers, the Director of NSW Government Communications, principal media adviser to two Australian Premiers (in NSW and Queensland) and senior ministers. He also served as Director of Strategy to Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten in 2015.
In addition to government relations strategy, Eamonn offers clients high-level strategic communications, government relations and media relations advice – including crisis media management and media training – and an unrivalled insight into the workings of Australian and international news media.
Eamonn has been involved with election campaigns across Australia spanning two decades and continues to play senior roles in state and federal elections for Labor leaders, most recently in NSW, WA, Qld and Tasmania.
Eamonn began his career as a journalist with Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and later worked for The Sydney Morning Herald. Eamonn previously led global communications for The Fred Hollows Foundation, one of the world’s leading eye health NGOs. He is currently on the board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity dedicated to protecting children from violence and abuse.
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