Andrea co-founded Access 16 years ago and today is owner and CEO of the agency. A former journalist and copywriter, Andrea has more than 25 years' experience in consumer and corporate media relations and publicity, reputation management, communications strategy, media training, and crisis management here and internationally.
More recently, Andrea has spent the past seven years working with long-term NT-based clients like Tourism NT, NT Major Events Company, Charles Darwin University, Mates4Mates and a number of departments in the NT Government.
Her expertise in helping executives and organisations define and articulate their narrative, key messages and communications strategies spans a number of sectors, from tourism to health, education to tech, energy to franchise.
She is passionate about Indigenous cross-culture communication and recently completed a post-graduate Certificate of Arts in Indigenous Engagement.
She divides her time between Darwin and Sydney and remains as passionate about helping clients succeed as she was on Day One.
Managing Director, Darwin
Bethaney has more than 15 years ‘experience as a highly skilled communications and community engagement specialist across both private sector and Territory Government projects.
As a former national Nine Network journalist and presenter, she also has extensive experience in front of, and behind, the camera, giving her an edge when it comes to media training and message development.
Bethaney has worked in a variety of community engagement roles as a Territory-based consultant and spent more than five years as a policy and communications advisor to the Henderson and Martin Governments. Bethaney has extensive stakeholder engagement experiences and has developed communication and engagement strategies around sensitive Aboriginal issues including bilingual education, school attendance, alcohol policy and corrections reform.
A Territorian based in Darwin, Bethaney has a deep understanding of the Territory's opportunities and challenges.
Gaby's exceptional publicist career spans 20 years across three countries, working with critically acclaimed arts organisations, major events and travel destinations, both in an agency and in-house capacity.
As our consulting lead on Tourism NT, Gaby expertly positions and promotes the Territory to Australians looking to travel and experience something different. Her background in promoting Indigenous art and cultures has been critical to the successful results Access has achieved for our client.
Outside of Access, Gaby works on a number of clients, including managing the media relations for the richest art prize in Australia, the Telstra National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
Gaby is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Renay joined the Access team in 2019 working in media relations and publicity. Her media contacts and understanding of all media platforms has seen her create extraordinary results for clients across a number of sectors. Destinations and major events, though, are her specialty and few publicists could lay claim to the quality (and quantity) of the coverage Renay generates.
Despite being Sydney based, Renay knows the NT like the back of her hand, having worked (and hosted media) for four years on Tourism NT and NT Major Events Company, from the Red Centre to the Tiwi Islands and everywhere in between.
Key to her approach is developing and promoting awareness of Indigenous cultures and operators, something everyone at Access is passionate about. Outside of NT clients, Renay has worked on The Ethics Centre, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Starlight Children's Foundation, Noel Sydney, ELEVATE Sydney and Hasbro.