Cassandra Scott established Contextual Communications Pty Ltd in 2010.
She is an innovative thought leader across government and corporate with demonstrated experience
in communications, strategy and operations.
She has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of industries and a special focus on digital, infrastructure and policy in government, corporate and start-ups.
A rare ability to connect the dots, identify emerging trends and frame a coherent argument
for differing stakeholder interests.
Known for thought leadership, radical candour, team building and a can-do approach.
During her professional engagements that include General Manager and Director
level roles in corporate, government and a small business entrepreneur, she has been a leader of transformation with a laser focus on creating a culture of collaboration.
Cassandra has held roles such as Speechwriter to the CEO at Telstra Corporation and General Manager of Telstra's Experience Centre. She has been a Director in the Department of Customer Service in NSW and a General Manager at the Australian Energy Regulator. 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, a qualified funeral celebrant and licensed bee-keeper.
Cassandra is highly motivated by and have wide experience in the translation of complex dense content into kitchen-table English. She holds a deep and abiding interest in neuroscience.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and lives in Sydney.