Mark Brandon-Baker

Mark Brandon-Baker

Managing Director

Paul Chamberlin

Paul Chamberlin

Principal

Brendan Tegg

Brendan Tegg

Principal

John Brenton

John Brenton

Principal

Jeff Townsend

Jeff Townsend

Senior Consultant

Belinda Selems

Belinda Selems

Client Support Manager

Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald

Specialist Consultant

Jane Seaborn

Jane Seaborn

Specialist Consultant

Allan King

Allan King

Specialist Consultant

Jim Kouts

Jim Kouts

Specialist Consultant

Michael Kilham

Michael Kilham

Specialist Consultant

Mark Brandon Baker finalMark’s career has unusually seen him serve at senior levels in both the private and public sectors and within political circles.

Before his commencement with TG Endeavour, Mark was Group Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the Westpac Banking Corporation. As such, he advised the Bank’s Board and Senior Management on all legislative, regulatory and reputational risk issues affecting the Bank’s interests.

Prior to Westpac, Mark served as a Senior Adviser to then Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, working within the Cabinet Policy Unit. He assisted in the development of whole of Government policy, with day-to-day Cabinet processes and was responsible for co-ordination of the Coalition’s election policy platform. He also served as the Prime Minister’s senior speechwriter. He maintains strong links with senior Liberal figures at the federal level and in all State jurisdictions.

Mark spent 15 years with Advance Bank, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive – ACT Region. He also served as Secretary of the Department of Business, Arts, Sport and Tourism (ACT Govt).

Mark was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2019 for services to the community of Canberra.

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Paul Chamberlin has worked in lobbying, politics, government relations and journalism in Canberra for almost 30 years. He joined Endeavour Consulting, the forerunner to TG Endeavour, in 2011.

Paul was a Senior Adviser to three Deputy Prime Ministers and Leaders of The Nationals over a 14 year period, covering the portfolios of transport, infrastructure, regional development, trade and agriculture. During that period, he specialised in media liaison, speechwriting and political tactics. He remains well known and highly regarded within The Nationals.

Before this, he was a political and economics correspondent for Fairfax newspapers and Sky News. Paul retains excellent links across Parliament House, including with the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery.

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Brendan Tegg has spent nearly the last six years working for the current Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, most recently as his Director of Policy.  He was integral to policy development for the last three federal budgets and during the recent election campaign.

He was also responsible for managing the Prime Minister’s legislative agenda and parliamentary strategy and enjoyed significant success with the passage of major pieces of controversial legislation through the Senate during the last two terms of Parliament.

Joining Mr Morrison’s office in 2013, Brendan served first as an immigration adviser and then in increasingly senior roles supporting him in the portfolios of Social Services, Treasury (as Senior Budget/Fiscal Adviser) and finally as Prime Minister.

Brendan commenced his career as a lawyer in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and subsequently worked for Customs and Border Protection.

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John Brenton is a former diplomat with specialist advocacy expertise. He designs and executes bespoke strategies to support TG Endeavour’s clients achieve commercial outcomes at the intersection of politics and commerce.  He is also a specialist in government tender advisory, having designed and executed campaigns to assist clients win major government contracts, particularly in the defence sector.

John brings to TG Endeavour considerable international experience, having served as a diplomat in the United States of America (US), where he led a campaign to overturn US import bans on Australian products. John drove Australia’s economic diplomacy and engagement in the United States through 'G'Day USA' – a program which advances business cooperation with the US. He was also instrumental in supporting visiting Australian Cabinet Ministers engage with US counterparts. 

John has substantial commercial experience gained from over a decade working in executive roles, including at Dragoman, Woolworths and Nestle.  He has a Master’s Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Commerce.

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Jeff Townsend finalJeff Townsend is a veteran of the profession of political advocacy, having been a founding partner of the Endeavour Consulting Group in 1998.

He enjoyed prior experience as a senior public servant and Ministerial Adviser. Jeff served for a decade in the Prime Minister’s Department in the Hawke/Keating period and was Senior Private Secretary to Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Chief of Staff to Trade Minister John Dawkins.

He was subsequently Chief Executive of several ACT Government Departments, including the Chief Minister's Department and the Department of Environment, Land and Planning.

Jeff possesses specialist knowledge and experience of the political process at the highest levels and has observed at close quarters the interaction between political and public service imperatives.

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