Our Executive Team

Learn from the best.

The key to our success is our people. We have achieved outstanding results through our highly experienced executive trainers, who are based Australia-wide.

  • They are contemporary former journalists, corporate communications advisers and professional speakers.
  • We choose them for their training qualifications, dynamism, passion and for their own relevant skills backgrounds and professional track record.
  • We have award-winning keynote speakers, corporate communicators and Walkley and other prestigious award winners, reporters, presenters, anchors and foreign correspondents, who have represented all facets of the media from television, radio, print and digital, as well as having reported on a wide range of business sectors and industries.
  • Our media trainers have been associated with some of the country’s defining and historical media moments.
  • We align our trainers’ corporate and government experience and media expertise with each individual client’s business and their wider strategic objectives.

All Communication & Media Manoeuvres trainers sign confidentiality agreements and are not currently working in the media.
Should any of our trainers be doing any freelance work in the media, we will inform clients before training is commissioned.

Our Executive Team

Sam Elam

Managing Director and Executive Trainer

Lou Hutton

Director and General Manager

Tim Stoney

Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Kelly Brennan

Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Alex Messina

Senior Communications Adviser and Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Suzanne Jones

Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Nicole Chvastek

Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Kylie Bartlett

Executive Trainer
Melbourne

Ann Buchner

Executive Trainer
Sydney

Louise Negline

Executive Trainer
Sydney

David Turnbull

Executive Trainer
Canberra

Lucy Knight

Executive Trainer
Canberra

Darrin Davies

Executive Trainer
Brisbane

Our Administration Team

Courtney Morley

Administration Assistant

Lucille Orque

Operations Coordinator

Find out if we’re the right fit.

To find out if we’re the right fit for your media training needs, call us or email for a confidential discussion. 

We’ll be happy to give you specific recommendations for training tailored to your objectives.