Cassandra Scott established Contextual Communications Pty Ltd in 2010.
Cassandra is focused, determined, courageous and articulate. She has a rare ability to connect the dots, identify emerging trends and frame a coherent argument across a diverse subject matter. She performs calmly in high-pressure public-facing environments. She is a prodigious and accomplished writer who delivers to deadlines.
During the past 25 years, she has acquired considerable insight and perspective from work experience that spans senior roles in parliament, the public service, regulators, senior corporate and start-ups. She is not afraid to ask difficult questions to get to the heart of a problem to ascertain the best solution.
Cassandra has experience at Director, Assistant Director and General Manager levels. Her experience spans the telecommunications, transport, health, retail, NGO, manufacturing, supply-chain, finance, end-of-life and government sectors.
Her work experience is predominantly in public policy, strategy, management, media, external and internal communications, regulation, stakeholder relations, issues management and government relations.
Much of Cassandra's work has focussed on articulating key messages for stakeholders through the written word, image and video. She has appeared on Australian television and radio, and provided comment for local, state and national hardcopy and online media outlets.
Cassandra has held roles such as Speechwriter to the CEO at Telstra Corporation and General Manager of Telstra's Experience Centre. She was a Director in the telecommunications division at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission preceded by a role as Assistant Director at the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. She was a policy and media adviser for both Federal Members of Parliament and Senators. She was the State Convener of the Australian Republican Movement in South Australia.
In her early twenties, Cassandra was a Finalist Young Australian of the Year Awards in South Australia. Later she worked as a senior regulatory analyst in a telecommunications company in Canada. In her younger days in the Barossa Valley she worked for Maggie Beer at the Pheasant Farm. She is an Alumni of the Australian Girls' Choir and the University of Adelaide where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce.
Cassandra has been on the official Australian Government Register of Lobbyists hosted by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is a Certified Instructor of the De Bono Six Hats Thinking method.
Cassandra lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.