Two decades in the trans-Tasman communications industry has given Jackie Crossman a solid grounding in the complete range of public relations disciplines and a special understanding of marketing, business management and integrated communications strategies.
Jackie started her career as a cadet with Radio New Zealand and became a copywriter/manager. After studying computer programming in Sydney, she joined software developer, BCM, before making the move into public relations with global firm Burson-Marsteller.
In 1988, she founded the successful New Zealand public relations consultancy Crossman Communications which eventually became Porter Novelli New Zealand of which she was Managing Director. Prior to forming Crossman Communications again in Australia in 2003, she was Executive Director of NISAD Schizophrenia Research based at the Garvan Institute in Sydney.
With a reputation for quickly grasping the issues and innovative solutions, she prides herself on delivering nuts and bolts programs for everyday impact, and, when the situation calls for it, the big inspiring ideas that cut through communications clutter.