The success of our client work depends on the quality and diversity of skills in our team. Matching skills and experience to client needs, our team works collaboratively to achieve the best possible results.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Pete has been CEO of RoyceComm for 36 years. He is one of the most experienced communications professionals in the country. He continues to love what he does and is committed to go on forever. He attributes RoyceComm’s ongoing success to continually reinventing itself in response to massive changes in the world of high level communications. He says what makes RoyceComm special and different is its focus on building very close personal relationships with its clients, only working for clients where there is mutual respect. Staff longevity is another key factor in making RoyceComm what it is. People stay with RoyceComm because they see it is a special place. He says the RoyceComm team work hard but they have a lot of fun and enjoy professional fulfilment along the way.
Richard enjoys working collaboratively with clients to deliver seriously good results. He likes to navigate solutions to problems, in challenging contexts or situations. He embraces transformational communication, believes in the power of purpose and ideas, and has a strong social justice and community-minded conscience. Most of all, he likes to blend methodology, insight and strategy with creativity and teamwork, to make a difference to people’s lives. He has extensive Board and advisory committee experience and is a Fellow of the PRIA.
MANAGING DIRECTOR CORPORATE
Matthew is a strong strategic thinker who thrives on meeting a client challenge. He has enjoyed an expansive career in communications, marketing and strategy development working for a range of corporate, government and not for profit organisations. As a key leader in the business he is driven by the variety of work, the people he works with and the challenges they put before us.
At RoyceComm, Matthew has helped clients with strategy projects, issues management, transformation, stakeholder engagement, digital and consumer campaigns, government relations, mediation and investor relations among others.
He is passionate about sport and community has served on the boards of a number of not for profit organisations.
Prof David Pitchford CBE LVO
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David’s relationship with RoyceComm started over 20 years ago as a client and has continued ever since. He is now an integral member of our team heading up our Transformation Practice Group.
He has national and international experience providing advice on change management, reform organisational efficiency, culture and leadership.
Simon Westaway | Strategy Director
One of the great things about working within the professional team at RoyceComm is our consistent focus on the ‘we’ - and not the ‘I’ - when it comes to best supporting our clients and each other. Our focus on the ‘we’ means we always, through collaboration, tap into the right people with the right knowledge and contemporary skills across the RoyceComm team. This enables us as a boutique firm to genuinely give our clients the very best strategic advice, support and outputs for their best ‘advantage’.
Jonathon Mahon | Strategy Director - Reputation
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Jono is passionate about helping clients get to where they need to be.
With over twelve years of strategic communications experience, Jono works closely with leaders, teams and organisations to build tailored communications plans to deliver the results they need.
He believes in the powerful combination of purpose, strategy, leadership and storytelling to drive the culture and performance found in all great businesses and brands today.
Jono takes a holistic and integrated approach to his work to deliver communications and engagement strategy, narrative development, positioning, content strategy and creation, issues and crisis management, strategy workshops and facilitation.
David McNamara | Strategy Director - Reputation
David has worked within the communications industry for well over a decade and has a proven ability to manage complex issues and provide strategic communications advice under pressure.
His diverse career path has instilled an ability to be professionally agile and able to adapt to changing circumstances when advising CEOs, industry leaders and politicians.
After initially starting in journalism and media management in professional sport, David became a Senior Adviser in the Victorian Government for the Deputy Premier and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change before beginning his career in consulting.
Prior to this, David completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Monash University, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Journalism at Deakin University.
Throughout this time David has managed communications and media engagement across a variety of industries including energy, superannuation, technology, education, infrastructure, professional sport and major government projects.
David is a passionate storyteller, he is driven by the challenge of communicating complex stories and navigating difficult issues, as well as building lasting relationships with his clients.
Denise Serpanchy | Executive Assistant to MD
The most rewarding part of my job is working with the team to help them present exceptional work in an office environment that is organised. The team at RoyceComm are hard workers with a great energy and enthusiasm for their work. I am most passionate about creating an inclusive and positive environment for all of the staff.
Adi Stevens | Strategist
I really enjoy creating interesting and engaging content for clients. Having begun my career as a lawyer, I find working at RoyceComm gives me an opportunity to be creative whilst building on my problem solving skills. I love working with and feeling part of the tight-knit team at RoyceComm. Working with a group of talented people is inspiring and it drives me to produce my best work. It’s the people who make RoyceComm a great place to work.
Bridget Mahon | Strategist
With a background as a Creative Director in FMCG, I am a big believer that the world doesn’t need more products or services - we need more solutions to problems. I thrive on projects that combine creative with strategy. Projects that lend themselves to communicating a client's vision from the establishment of a clear brand narrative to the execution of a holistic creative solution. The RoyceComm team boasts a diverse range of talented individuals which combine to create an environment that promotes learning, embraces individuality and encourages a collaborative team approach to solving problems and creating value for our clients.