Our handpicked consulting team is qualified across a wide range of disciplines including marketing, journalism, communications, investor relations, law, business and graphic design.

Our team understands how the resources industry works, with many team members possessing previous experience in the mining and energy sector.

The knowledge of our experienced team ensures Platform delivers a comprehensive range of communication services to many of Australia’s leading mining and energy companies in addition to the companies servicing the industry.

Senior Management

Kirsty Danby

Kirsty Danby

Director

Our Principal Consultant, Kirsty has 16 years’ experience in the corporate communications and public relations arenas. Kirsty has worked as an in-house consultant for BHP Billiton, Woodside Energy and Alcoa. She provides strategic communications and issues management advice to our clients, who often consider her an extension to their in-house team. Kirsty’s grasp of strategic communications concepts, combined with her personable manner, ensure the smooth running of all communications programs at Platform.

Liz Dumas

Liz Dumas

Senior Communications Consultant

Liz has more than 15 years public relations experience across a range of industries – health, consumer, corporate, government and resources – with expertise in communications strategy development, project management and stakeholder relationships. As a consultant in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, Liz has worked with some of our most recognised brands, including Speedo, Department of Health (WA and Vic), Department of Regional Development and Lands, Australian Dairy Corporation, Meat and Livestock Australia, Network Vodafone, Australian Electoral Commission and her personal favourite, Mars Confectionery.

Lynda Rovis-Hermann

Lynda Rovis-Hermann

Special Counsel

Lynda is a senior communications professional with significant experience in the Western Australian resources sector. Lynda has provided high level strategic advice and counsel to executive and non-executive board members, CEO’s, executive management and project teams for a range of ASX-listed and private companies, state government agencies and small to medium enterprises across the mining and oil & gas sectors. Her experience includes working both in-house and as a consultant for organisations such as Newmont, WorleyParsons, Hess Australia, Woodside and Barminco Mining Services.

Chloe Ibbott

Chloe Ibbott

Corporate Communications

Our Corporate Communications Specialist, Chloe is the former Acting Manager Communications for Queensland Rail’s infrastructure section, where she managed all internal communication and worked with the in-house media and corporate affairs team. Chloe used her extensive skill set during the division of the company into Queensland Rail and QR National. She lends a sophisticated understanding and knowledge of corporate communications to the Platform team. Chloe has undertaken work for WorleyParsons, Skywest and BHP Billiton as part of her role at Platform.

Consultants

Jen Stone

Jen Stone

Marketing Specialist

Jen, our Digital Marketing Specialist, has a Master of Marketing from Melbourne Business School and brings over 10 years of experience. Working across business services, retail and ecommerce industries, her specialities lie with digital media and marketing. As Retail Strategy Director for Carat, Jen managed digital media strategies and buying negotiations for some of Australia’s most recognised brands. Her broad range of skills include brand development, event management, digital media strategy and planning, marketing communications, consumer research, and technical marketing project management. Jen offers our clients tailored marketing solutions, exceptional project management skills, and advice on using digital technologies to maximise marketing performance.

Carrie Clark

Carrie Clark

Community Relations

Carrie has a background in community development in the mining industry and with local government since 2005, having worked with companies including Atlas Iron, CITIC Pacific Mining and BHP Billiton. Carrie was employed by Atlas Iron as its Community and Communications Manager. She developed the community investment strategy to support Atlas’ growth objectives, and designed and implemented its community investment program.

Lorna Petchell

Lorna Petchell

Community Relations Consultant

Lorna is a community and communication professional with more than fifteen years’ experience in the resources industry supported by a demonstrated ability to build, develop and maintain strong business relationships. Previous experience includes working with BHP Billiton Nickel West across stakeholder engagement and community relations in Kwinana and Perth. She is currently undertaking a secondment at Alcoa in the role of Community Relations at Alcoa’s Kwinana Alumina Refinery.

Tracey Cook

Tracey Cook

Senior Communications Consultant

Tracey has more than 10 years’ experience in the media industry, specialising in business journalism, and has worked for The West Australian, Financial Times Business in London and WA Business News. In recent years she has crossed over into corporate communications and managed a monthly newsletter for BHP Billiton’s $8 billion expansion of Worsley Alumina Refinery. She brings a combination of writing experience, business knowledge and project management skills to her Senior Communications Consultant role at Platform.

Louanne Munz

Louanne Munz

Community Relations

Louanne is Platform’s Community Relations Specialist. With 20 years of experience in the mining and resources industry, Louanne has held a number of pivotal roles in community, marketing and business relations. Having worked in Community Relations leadership roles for WMC Resources and BHP Billiton, she is experienced in developing and managing business processes and tools that recognise and satisfy social responsibility activity, including stakeholder engagement, community consultation, social impact assessment and community investment.

Joanna Sharma

Joanna Sharma

Social Media Specialist

Jo has over 10 years digital marketing experience, from both the UK and Sydney markets. Jo has designed and implemented successful digital and social media strategies, which drove significant reach, engagement and conversion to achieve KPIs.
Jo has built one of Australia’s largest, senior, professional community groups on LinkedIn.Through careful strategic planning and good project governance, Jo has launched and grown multiple director social media communities.
Jo has provided high-level strategic advice to boards and directors to assist with their approach to social media and digital strategy.

Shanna Crispin

Shanna Crispin

Senior Media and Communications Consultant

Shanna joined Platform with extensive journalism experience spanning a variety of media and sectors.
After starting out as a broadcast journalist in New Zealand Shanna ventured to London to work as a health technology writer and later moved to Perth to forge a career as a business journalist.
In addition to offering clients editing and copywriting services, Shanna uses her journalism experience to provide Platform clients with insightful media advice.

Rebecca Keating

Rebecca Keating

Communications Consultant

Rebecca joined Platform as an intern ready to take the first steps in her public relations and marketing career. As a communications consultant, Rebecca is eager to continue building the knowledge and foundation of her career in corporate communications. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Public Relations from Curtin University. With a passion for stakeholder engagement and marketing, Rebecca is excited to continue learning and building her skillset for the future.

Perri Jackson

Perri Jackson

Communications Consultant

Perri joined Platform with experience in corporate communications, events management and media relations. Perri has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Advertising from Curtin University enabling her to offer our clients a balance between traditional and new channels of communication. In her role as a Communications Consultant her depth of knowledge and passion for social media and events management allows Perri to positively contribute to the digital marketing efforts of Platform.

Design

Mike Winter

Mike Winter

Creative Director

Mike has over nine years’ experience within the industry and has an in depth knowledge about the mining sector, due to his experience working with companies such as Chevron, BHP Billiton and Conoco Phillips.
Mike holds a passion for interactive design and brand development as well as possessing a diverse knowledge of both print and digital solutions.
Mike specialises in graphic design, corporate identity and brand development.

Sarah Upravan

Sarah Upravan

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Sarah possesses an eye for detail and superb organisational skills. She excels in Platform’s fast-paced design environment where she manages print and production specifications timelines and deadlines to ensure timely and accurate delivery. Sarah has worked across clients such as BHP Billiton, Atlas Iron, Curtin University and Newmont Mining Corporation.

Kate Beresford

Kate Beresford

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Kate graduated from The West Australian School of Art, Design and Media in 2010, majoring in Advertising, Web Design and Corporate Design. She started at Platform on an internship, which developed into a full-time role after successfully managing and designing several projects for Perth Centre for Photography.

Administration

Leanne Mizen

Leanne Mizen

Accounts Manager

Our Accounts Manager, Leanne has more than 16 years’ accounting experience including tenures with Rio Tinto and Dampier Salt. She has worked with Platform from the very beginning and keeps a watchful eye on financial performance as our company continues to grow.