The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to build and strengthen trade and business connections between Australia and Canada. The Chamber is pleased to present the volunteer members of the CACC Communications Committee.

To contact please email: communications@cacc.com.au

Introducing the Communications Committee

Anthony Naimo

CO-CHAIR

Anthony Naimo is the Canadian Marketing Manager for Axis Communications, where he is responsible for driving growth in key market segments and new technologies. He has more than 15 years of demonstrated experience delivering marketing communications, content marketing and public relations for a diverse range of organizations - specifically within the security, IT, education, green energy and construction sectors - across North America, Australia, Europe, New Zealand & Southeast Asia.

Alison Brown

CO-CHAIR

Alison Brown has over 20 years experience creating and delivering programs that generate market demand and drive organisational transformation. In her current role as Head, AGSM Brand and Communications at the UNSW Business School, she creates customer-centric brand experiences through integrated campaigns that include the full suite of engagement disciplines – multi-platform media, brand and reputation, business development, marketing, and organisational change.

Lea Pfeiffer

SECRETARY

Since 2012, Lea has been working in the exciting Digital Marketing landscape starting in agency and now working in the non-profit sector in Melbourne. Specialising in Customer Experience, Online Campaigns and Channel Optimisation she has worked across recreation, fitness, childcare, student accommodation, youth & community programs, camping and recently for Wateraid Australia in Humanitarian Aid. Lea has a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations from Université de Montréal and later completed her graduate studies at McGill University in Public Relations.

Samantha Robin

COPYWRITER

Samantha is a communications adviser with a decade of experience in the media industry, working across federal, state and local government. Samantha has developed communications strategies, run election campaigns, managed events and coordinated stakeholder relations. She has a Bachelor of Mass Communications and has worked as a journalist, writing across a variety of subjects including courts, health, politics, education and tourism. While working in politics, she completed a Master of Public Policy and Management at Monash University, studying units in business relations and politics in Italy and South America.

Melinda Henderson

Toronto Communications Liaison

Melinda Henderson is an award-winning communications Professional, innovator and employee engagement strategist. Melinda started her career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist and has gained experience throughout her career in the legal, education and financial services sectors. She has worked for the Royal Bank of Canada since 2004, including diverse roles in Canadian Banking, RBC Insurance, Corporate Communications and Human Resources. In 2019, Melinda won a Gold Quill Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Ridika Naidoo

CMS ADVISOR

Ridhika has local and international experience in Digital Media, writing, producing and managing content for websites. She has expertise in media communications with editorial experience in art, design and lifestyle. A business owner herself, Ridhika studied at Western Sydney University in Industrial Design and Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada) in their Fine Arts Exchange Program.

Scott Farrell

KPMG

Scott is a Partner in KPMG Australia’s Deal Advisory – Tax team, specialising in Financial Services.

OPEN

COPYWRITER

The Communications Committee is currently taking expression of interest for the role of Copywriter.

OPEN

CREATIVE

The Communications Committee is currently taking expression of interest for the role of Photographer and/or Graphic Designer.