The Hon. Warwick Smith AO
Chairman, Asia Society Australia
The Shell Issue 1:
Welcome to The Shell, John Wells
What can Labor do to hold onto Federal Government? Julie Sibraa
Who will control the Senate post 2013? Kerry Sibraa AO
What must Tony Abbott and the Coalition do to win Government? John Wells
Battleground Western Sydney,
The Wild Wild West, Dr Ron Edwards
How Barack Obama's digital strategy changed political campaigning and organising forever, Benjamin Haslem
Keeping the Tigers in Rozelle: Balmain Leagues Club's fight for survival, Benjamin Haslem
Delivering the Sea-Eagle's 21st-century community sporting facility to the Northern Beaches, John Wells
The infrastructure challenge, Julie Sibraa
Digital giving: digital delivers NFPs a culture of inclusion... and giving, Alexandra Mayhew
UN Young Professionals, Alexandra Mayhew
Asia Society: building an understanding of Asia in Australia
An enduring business enterprise... and a great friendship, The Hon. Warwick Smith AO
The Wells Haslem Team
The Shell Issue 1
An enduring business enterprise…and a great friendship
A long time ago…26 years ago to be precise, I first met John Wells. He was the press secretary to then leader of the opposition and later, Prime Minister John Howard.
At that time, I was the member for the most marginal federal seat in the Australian Parliament – Bass in Tasmania.
When John left the mad house of Federal Parliament, he started his own consulting business – Jackson Wells with Keith Jackson. They became an enduring partnership and built a very good business.
When I left politics and became the first Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, I asked John to help me launch the TIO. That was 20 years ago.
Ever since then, John and his team have worked closely with me in many business roles – at Macquarie Bank and now at Australian Capital Equity and ANZ, to provide sound strategic communications advice and wise counsel on all things relating to Public Relations and issues management.
John has since left Jackson Wells and started a new business, Wells Haslem which boasts members of the old Jackson Wells team. They are a lean and capable outfit and provide great communications advice, issues management and government relations advice.
Well done John and his team.