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Andrea Kerekes
Andrea Kerekes
Founder / CEO

Andrea co-founded Access in 2008 and has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, copywriting and public relations across both consumer and corporate areas. Today, as the owner and hands-on CEO of Access, Andrea is passionate about the consultancy’s singular purpose of helping clients and works with her remarkable team to deliver above and beyond.

Sarah Shields
Sarah Shields
Senior Consultant

Sarah is an exceptional publicist and communications strategist with strongly held media and influencer contacts. In her five years with Access, Sarah has successfully led some of the agency’s most high-profile work for clients like Barangaroo Delivery Authority, The Star, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Fairfax Events (Good Food Month, City2Surf, etc), Opera Australia, Masters Home Improvement and oasis.com.

Sarah’s ability to develop strategies that resonate with a broad range of target audiences have seen her deliver highly successful campaigns and her dedicated, proactive approach has created a strong sense of partnership and trust with clients.

Fiona Wood
Fiona Wood
Senior Consultant

Fiona has more than 11 years of PR and marketing experience in both Australia and the UK, working with consumer and corporate companies specialising in media management, social media strategies, stakeholder engagement and risk management, and development of global strategies.

Strong digital experience in agencies has seen Fiona develop a highly integrated approach between earned and owned media, bringing seamless solutions to consumer brands.

She has led PR teams on some of the world's most recognised companies including Sydney Airport, Pizza Hut and World Kitchen at Access, and previously, British Airways, The Commonwealth Bank, Toyota, eBay, IKEA and Nestle.

Simon Lloyd
Simon Lloyd
Director, Corporate

Simon is a highly respected former senior journalist and editor with BRW and The Australian Financial Review. He has extensive experience across a number of corporate sectors from finance and banking, to media and aviation, not only in his editorial roles, but as a senior strategic communications consultant. His specialties include stakeholder management, reputation management and corporate communications strategy.

Simon Corah
Simon Corah
Non-executive Chairman

An inspiring leader and creative thinker, Simon co-founded M&C Saatchi Australia in May 1995. After 12 hugely successful years as CEO, he left and launched Growth Mantra, an innovative consultancy working with some of Australia’s biggest blue-chip clients identifying and implementing growth opportunities and strategies.