The APGRA is overseen by a volunteer Management Committee voted in by members annually.

The founding members of APGRA were:

  • Government Relations Australia Advisory (now GRACosway)
  • Kreab Gavin Anderson (Australia)
  • Newgate Communications
  • Statecraft
  • Res Publica

APGRA’s 2022 Management Committee

President

Feyi Akindoyeni

(Partner, SEC Newgate Australia)

Vice President

Hamish Arthur

(Director, MCM Strategic Communications)

Secretary

Andrew Cox

(Partner, GRACosway)

Treasurer

Sally Mackenzie

(General Manager, Government, Industry and Regulatory Affairs, Australia Post)

Committee Member

George Karagiannakis

(Executive Manager, Government Relations, Insurance Australia Group Ltd)

Committee Member

Cathy Uechtritz

(Director of Government Relations, Archdiocese of Brisbane)

Committee Member

Patrick Fagan

(Partner, GRA Partners)

Purpose

Promote high standards of government relations practice in Australia through the establishment and maintenance of a robust industry code of conduct.

To protect, promote and advance the interests of government relations professionals on all issues affecting or likely to affect the Australian professional government relations industry.

Complement existing regulation of government relations practice in Australia and provide a basis for regular dialogue between government and the profession.

Contribute to greater understanding of professional government relations in Australia, and the legitimate and important role the sector plays in a vibrant democratic system.