Tony Nicholls :: Melbourne

Founder and Director of Good Talent Media, Tony Nicholls

Tony Nicholls is a dedicated Public Relations professional with 13 years’ experience telling stories in the digital and broadcast media spaces.   Tony uses his extensive journalism experience to help organizations connect with their stakeholders, clients and or target audiences.

Whether it’s an organisation under fire from the media with a difficult message to sell, or a large not-for-profit looking for a bigger slice of funding, Tony delights in creating the right story, for the right platform, at the right time.

He is a digital native, not through age but through circumstance.  Tony saw the effects and power of social media first hand as a television journalist at ABC, SBS and Network Ten.  Social has transformed the news cycle and the opinion cycle and therefore the way organization’s need to communicate to increase their profiles and strengthen their brands.

If you’re looking for a passionate, creative, hard-working in the know PR manager Tony’s the guy.  He really sets the standards at Good Talent PR.  Clients are number one and everything else is a distant last.

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David Latham :: Melbourne

David Latham

David has worked as a journalist for over a decade, writing for Vice, The Guardian, and Crikey. David was appointed Managing Editor of RMITV’s cultural review site, In Review, commissioning and writing reviews from up and coming Melbourne writers and producing 26 episodes of film review show ‘Super Rate’.

Moving into the communications and public relations space in 2016, David has worked as a Public Relations Manager in the health, transport, entertainment, and not-for-profit sector, with clients such as Isuzu Trucks, Milwaukee Tool, Headland Machinery, Monash University, Linfox, and the Transport Workers Union. Specialising in media outreach, stakeholder engagement, and government relations, as a registered political lobbyist, David knows how to help peak bodies build public awareness, industry allies, and to help shape policy framework and funding outcomes.

Paul Chai :: Melbourne

Paul Chai

Paul Chai has been a journalist for three decades, most recently as a freelance travel writer for the Age’s Traveller section and as editor of Tigerair’s inflight magazine, Tiger Tales. He was also part of the launch team of Fairfax Media’s Travel + Leisure magazine and a regular contributor to Good Weekend, Sunday Life and The Age/SMH Good Food Guide.

Working in the UK for nearly a decade, Chai held the position of journalist/editor at The Financial Times and correspondent for LA-based film bible Variety.

Chai currently oversees accounts within Good Talent’s social affairs department, including a multicultural communications agency and disability services provider.

Casey Petersen :: Melbourne

Casey Petersen

Casey is a Communications specialist with experience across a wide range of industries.

Having worked closely with a number of high profile retail, business and financial organisations, as well as large scale Melbourne events, Casey leans on her in-depth understanding of business needs and objectives when identifying media opportunities for Good Talent Media clients.

Specialising in strategy, media outreach and story development, Casey joined Good Talent Media as an Account Manager.

Katrina Shute :: Melbourne

Katrina Shute

Katrina Shute is a journalist with over 15 years experience in television, radio and print media.

As an on camera reporter and anchor for Network Ten for close to a decade, Katrina developed a keen news sense and an eye for “good talent”.

With added experience as a presenter for ABC radio, features writer for a magazine publication in Hong Kong and current podcast host, she has interviewed enough people to know what works and what doesn’t.

Katrina joins Good Talent Media as a media trainer, assisting with general presentation skills and improving the ability of our clients to interview well.

As a result, messaging is optimised and the best possible advantage taken of every media and presentation opportunity.

Carly Gibbs :: Melbourne

Carly Gibbs

Carly has a background in Federal Politics and Psychology and is excited to now be joining the Public Relations and Media world.

Carly has held Assistant and Advisory positions in Federal politics and most recently acted as Executive Assistant within the Resources Sector.

As Good Talent’s Mission Control, Carly has the role of Executive Assistant to our Founder and CEO; Tony Nicholls.

Inga Feitsma :: Melbourne

Inga Feitsma

Inga Feitsma has over 15 years’ experience in PR and communications, with a track record of highly successful campaigns across different sectors, including health, medical research, the environment, disability, aged care, mental health and government.

Inga was head of communications at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the largest child health research institute in Australia undertaking research into infant, child and adolescent health.

Prior to directing communications at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Inga spent six years in radio and print media as a journalist, announcer and editor.

Inga is passionate, resourceful, has strong media contacts, and knows how to write and pitch engaging media stories that get printed and produced.

Pete Burdon :: New Zealand Affiliate

Pete Burdon

Pete has 20 years experience helping leaders from numerous sectors communicate with the news media.

Pete’s background is in journalism and public relations. As a former daily newspaper reporter, he is well aware of what the media wants and how to control interviews. Just as importantly, Pete has worked on the other side of the news. As a high-profile press secretary for the New Zealand Government, he advised Cabinet Ministers on how to deal effectively with the Media. That role included back-up spokesperson duties. After performing the same role for a major industry lobby group and a leading public relations company, Pete moved into the world of self-employment with the formation of Media Training NZ.

He is the author of  “Media Training for Modern Leaders” and has Masters Degrees in Journalism and Communication Management.

Pete conducts workshops with groups of all sizes and presents regularly at conferences and other events across New Zealand.