Mark Brandon-Baker OAM

Mark Brandon-Baker

Managing Director

John Brenton

John Brenton

Principal

Paul Chamberlin

Paul Chamberlin

Principal

Brendan Tegg

Brendan Tegg

Principal

Scott McGrath

Scott McGrath

Director

Megan Redmond

Megan Redmond

Director

Belinda Selems

Belinda Selems

Office Manager

Jeff Townsend

Jeff Townsend

Senior Consultant

Megan Redmond

Megan has extensive experience preparing public affairs advice and designing and executing strategies to achieve clients’ objectives as they intersect with federal and state government policy. Her work spans a variety of sectors including defence, health, manufacturing, infrastructure and energy and resources.   

Megan was previously the manager of the firm’s research and analyst team for two years.          Before TG Public Affairs, Megan was an analyst at political consultancy firm Dragoman. She worked with the Directors to achieve outcomes by preparing in-depth stakeholder and policy briefings and sector / country reports.  

Megan’s specialist interests lie in the environment and related sustainability industry and policy. Before entering public affairs consultancy, she worked for the charity London Sustainability Exchange as a Project Apprentice. Megan has a Master of Science in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies from the University of Melbourne.  

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Belinda Selems finalPrior to joining TG Public Affairs, Belinda worked in a number of high-level administrative positions within the Australian Labor Party governments. These roles included Executive Assistant to Prime Ministers, the Hon Kevin Rudd and the Hon Julia Gillard.

Following the 2013 Federal Election, Belinda served as the Office Manager for the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP.

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Vanessa Smith is a public affairs consultant with specialist expertise in International Relations and Australian politics.   Vanessa manages TG Public Affairs’ research and analyst team.    She has experience in designing and executing bespoke research strategies to support TG  Public Affairs and its clients achieve their commercial objectives  Vanessa’s work spans across a variety of sectors, including defence, health, aged care, infrastructure and resources.  

Previously, Vanessa was a researcher at political consultancy firm Dragoman.   Here she assisted in the writing of briefs, correspondence and strategies for Dragoman and its clients, as well as supporting the Directors advise clients on how to operate successfully within the international system, and evaluate business opportunities in Australia, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 

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Jeff Townsend final

Jeff Townsend is a veteran of the profession of political advocacy, having been a founding partner of the TG Public Affairs predecessor company, 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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