Welcome to Harry Communications

Our Services


Building reputations and better outcomes

Harry Communications is a boutique communications and government relations agency. 

We have clients across the public and private sector including in the resources, energy, defence and technology fields. 

The focus of the agency is to provide a full range of communications services. We build and execute advocacy campaigns, which understand how to communicate with stakeholders in the language they use and the channels they access. We do this to improve the reputation of our clients, with a strong focus on issues management. 


Communicating Your Message, Rain, Hail or Shine

Harry Communications have expertise and experience in development, execution and evaluation of corporate narratives, advocacy strategies, communication plans and key messaging documents.

Writing, editing and producing a broad range of collateral to underpin internal and external engagement.

  • Stakeholder engagement and  management, with a detailed understanding of how to engage a broad range of audiences and design activities to deliver better outcomes.
  • Successfully negotiating complex and/or competing policy and regulatory positions. 
  • Preparing and delivering Ministerial briefings, speeches, co-ordinating press conferences, briefing Cabinet Ministers.
  • Managing and designing conferences, forums and national high profile stakeholder events.
  • Leading and managing communications and external relations teams during real reputational crisis responses and situations


Media Relations, Marketing and Advertising

Harry Communications team have won national and international awards for their media, marketing and advertising campaigns.  Let our team help you with:

  • Media management, engagement and coordination of communication activities including as lead media spokesperson for major announcements.
  • Delivering large scale, national advertising programs, and managing social and digital media strategies.
  • Rebranding and brand management

Executive Profiles


Kate Lord - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


I have 15 years’ experience as a communications executive, working with multinational corporations including; Shell, Microsoft, Intel, and Samsung and in the Federal Government, leading the communications and stakeholder relations team at Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and led a communications project for the Prime Minister on veterans employment. 

I have managed senior executives, including leading the Royal Dutch Shell Board on its tour of Australia and managing events with Cabinet Ministers and other business leaders. I have appeared before Senate Estimates and acted as a media spokesperson. I am also trained in crisis response and have led communications activity in crisis situations.

I am an experienced writer and editor, having drafted strategy documents, market announcements, messaging documents, speeches, articles and key messaging documents. I also have won a number of awards and was elevated to the global leadership team in the capacity of future leader.

I have been recognised both internally and by industry for my work with awards including the Australian Media Federation’s b2b campaign of the year, an international bronze sabre for media placement and Shell’s internal impact award for best communications activity across 30+ markets. 


Mark McCallum - Co-Founder & Chairman


I have over twenty years’ experience in leadership, high-level corporate advocacy, Asia Pacific strategy, governance, Ministerial level government engagement and public affairs.

I bring a strong balance of skills and perspectives, with a detailed understanding of the key drivers for business success in Australia, as well as an extensive active network in Federal and State Governments and key policy and business influencers in Australia. 

Prior to co-founding Harry Communications I was the Australian Head of Government Relations with multinational energy company, Shell. I managed reputational and political risks during a significant reprioritisation of Shell’s global investment portfolio at a time of significant political and social volatility towards the oil and gas sector. 

I have also been Deputy CEO of Australia's peak oil and gas industry association – APPEA – leading the policy and advocacy arm of for 5 years, and have held roles in peak resource industry representative bodies, and within and as an advisor to the Federal Government. 

Throughout my career I have looked to partner business drivers with policy priorities - seeing the bigger picture and bringing about mutually beneficial outcomes.


Specialist consultants available in Canberra, Perth & Singapore

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Harry Communications Pty Limited

Canberra ACT, Australia

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