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RMK+A’s team of communication strategists has access to the most up-to-date global information and trends that we use to
instruct our full range of communication, media, public relations and marketing services.

We work closely with industry professionals and academics who are experts in their respective fields, including media and advertising
agencies, graphic designers, web and app developers, market researchers, legal and financial advisers,
as well as management consultants to provide the best outcomes for our clients.

RMK+A is also able to conduct polling and community perception surveys on behalf of our clients to assist in rigorous
decision-making, product testing, and demonstrating to authorities a constructive engagement with the community.



RMK+A is a strategic communication and marketing consultancy.
Our business advises and acts for governments, corporates, professional bodies, industry associations, not-for-profits, and individuals.

We provide our clients with benefits to their operations through improved risk management and greater control of their message and image
through effective use of communication, marketing, and stakeholder relationship management. We have extensive experience in the development and
implementation of fully integrated communication and marketing strategies for the public and private sectors.

RMK+A is based in Melbourne and offers national and international coverage through a professional network of independently owned
communication and marketing consultancies; including our recent partnership with Sydney-based Wells Haslem Mayhew.


RMKA brings to all its work many years of experience in strategic communication, change management, issues/crisis management and media
relations at a government, business and community level.

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John Kananghinis


John Kananghinis has close to 30 years experience in strategic communication planning and implementation both as a consultant and as a senior executive within highly successful multi-national companies.

John has been Managing Director of a leading Australasian communication consultancy and has almost two decades of senior corporate experience through his roles as General Manager of Marketing & Communications for BMW Australia and Sales & Marketing Director for Scania Australia.

His focus is on premium brand building and the development of business vision and communication strategies. He also has extensive experience in financial services, investor relations, luxury goods, heavy industry and manufacturing.

His extensive background in integrating all elements of sales, marketing and communication has seen him develop and implement significant national and international projects including numerous major sponsorships, product introductions and brand extension programmes.

John has also directed the creation of client internet sites, developed government and industry liaison strategies and managed corporate acquisitions and investments.

John studied law at Victoria University, Wellington and is also holds a Diploma in Business Communications from Massey University in New Zealand. He is also past President of the Advertising Institute of Australasia’s Victoria Branch.

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ANDREW ELSBURY – Senior Associate

Andrew Elsbury is a former Upper House Member of the Victorian Parliament where he represented the Western Metropolitan Region. Andrew also has the experience of 16 years in the world of politics, working for Victorian Leaders of the Opposition, Federal Parliamentarians and the Liberal Party organisation.

Before joining RMKA, Andrew was Senior Campaign Advisor to the Victorian Liberal Party during the 2016 Federal Election working in strategic electorates and providing support to return several sitting members in their seats. In 2007 Andrew was selected as a representative of the Liberal Party to experience a week long exchange with Japan as part of the Australian Political Exchange Council. As an MP Andrew was a member of the Joint Parliamentary Road Safety Committee, Legal and Social Issues Committee, Environment and Planning Committee and represented the Victorian Parliament at the 2013 G20 Youth Summit in St Petersburg Russia.

Andrew is a Patron of the B24 Liberator Restoration Australia, Member of the Institute of Public Affairs, Member of the Victorian Parliament Former Members Association, Member of the Werribee Football Club, and plays badminton with the Western Suburbs Badminton Association.

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Laurissa Mirabelli



Laurissa Mirabelli has two decades of experience in strategic communication in Australia and the UK.

Laurissa’s extensive experience with global markets includes her tenure as the Australian head of public affairs for a European car company, and the Australian lead of an international communications consultancy.

Strong industry knowledge enables Laurissa to provide practical and commercially valuable advice to her clients, which include some of the world’s leading automotive, education, manufacturing, retail and publishing brands.

Laurissa’s experience expands the entire spectrum of public affairs from corporate communications and stakeholder relations to issues management and media relations.

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Alexander Corne

ALEXANDER CORNE – Senior Associate

Alexander has more than three decades of experience as a senior journalist and corporate communicator.

He has edited national motoring magazines, devised and implemented major communication programs for national and international corporations and served as the PR and Communication Manager for multi-national automotive companies in the luxury and commercial vehicle space.

Alexander has a deep understanding of marketing and communication strategy, combined with high-level writing skills and the experiece to apply those skills for the commercial benefit of clients.


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JOHN FAIRMAN – Senior Associate

John Fairman has over 30 years experience in the Automotive industry, having held a range of management and senior executive roles within a highly successful multi-national organisation.

John has sound and broad based corporate experience through his senior roles with BMW Group Australia in Aftersales Business Planning & Development, including the position of General Manager – Aftersales, as well as a lead role in development/execution of Corporate Strategy and Government/Industry liaison, lobbying and relations.

This experience has equipped John with a sound understanding of the retail and wholesale facets of the Automotive Aftersales business, rounded off with solid strategic planning and execution skills to drive achievement of high level, long term corporate objectives in the context of the national and global industry and regulatory environment.


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