Carina Bates

Carina Bates

Director of Communication and Stakeholder Engagement

Carina leads the organisation's media relations, issues management, internal communications, corporate identity, digital media and stakeholder engagement strategies.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in her field and has worked in public, private and non-profit industries. She previously led the communications and engagement functions for Hunter New England Local Health District and has strong government relations skills, having worked for a former NSW Government Minister and former NSW Premier. She started her career in the United States where earned accolades for her work with the U.S. Beef Industry, McDonald’s Corporation (Global Headquarters) and the American Red Cross.

Carina has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and secondary degrees in journalism and professional writing. She loves words and has a passion for telling compelling stories that connect with, influence and inspire others.