At the Friday Forum, PR professional, Becher Townshend, will speak on the topic Believe Your Own Spin: Public Relations and its reliance on integrity.
August 2, 2013, 1pm-2pm in the cathedral.
Becher Townshend is the Managing Director of Font and he draws together nearly two decades as an award winning state political reporter and public relations professional.
He has been recognised by his peers winning Media Entertainment and the Arts (MEAA) Awards for Excellence in Business and Tourism Reporting as well as Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) awards for his crisis management and campaigning skills.
Primarily focussed on strategic communications advice to business, the community sector ,government business enterprises and local government, Becher is one of Tasmania’s leading advisors for crisis media, reputation management, government relations and media training.
Some of his most recent work includes assisting the Tasmanian Land Tax Coalition secure a 40 per cent reduction in land tax as well as more discrete work assisting aged care providers, community sector organisations and government business enterprises manage through changes in service provision and mergers.
As Managing Director Becher has been recognised for his leadership skills winning the Commonwealth Bank Small Business Award in 2007 as well as being a finalist in the inaugural Tasmanian Business Leader Awards.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Administration from the University of Tasmania, is a Member of the Public Relations Institute, the Australian Marketing Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
He serves on the Board of the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania, Australian Marketing Institute, Tasmania Division and the Tasmanian Small Business Council.
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