An effective and commercially-minded communicator, Carina draws from more than 25 years of experience across media, government and law to support clients with insights from a rare multi-disciplinary perspective.

Carina has substantial experience in stakeholder engagement, profile raising and crisis and reputation management and has advised clients across the resources, technology, education, health and property sectors.

Prior to joining Purple, Carina was a journalist at The West Australian and worked in the paper’s Federal Parliament bureau in Canberra as a political reporter and chief of staff. She subsequently held both government and political roles as a public affairs officer in the Federal Department of Health and Ageing and media adviser to the Federal Attorney-General and Minister for Communications and the Arts. Carina is also a qualified lawyer.


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WA’s rocket to infinity … and beyond

With the recent launch of Western Australia’s first homegrown satellite,...


Crisis & Issues

Australia’s aged care services – where to from here?

A damning indictment through the Royal Commission's interim report is...


Crisis & Issues

Aged care providers face January deadline

Australia’s top 100 aged care providers have been given until...


Health & Aged Care

Three key questions to ask before the aged care royal commission

Royal commissions have long been agents for change and reform...



Put down the pitchforks, royal commission a chance for real solutions

Why, in 2018, nearly two decades after the national outrage...


Media Relations

Beyond the media release: communications in property development 

Property developers should look beyond the buyer when planning communications,...


Crisis & Issues

Comment or no comment? Why lawyers are wary in a crisis

Having worked both sides of the fence, Corporate Affairs Account...