The Centre’s Team

The Centre has offices in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) and in Hong Kong. The team manages activities, research and peer-to-peer networks across the Asia Pacific region.

Geoff Allen

The Centre is chaired by Geoff Allen, who has been prominent internationally over the past three decades in developing the corporate public affairs function.

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Wayne Burns

Wayne Burns, a former senior corporate affairs executive, journalist, political adviser and author is director of the Centre.

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Patricia Toohey

Patricia brings to the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs more than 20 years of experience working across a range of corporate public affairs disciplines..

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Daniel Arias

Daniel joined the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs in 2014. He works on stakeholder research and engagement, functional reviews, issues management and socio-political risk reviews, reputation measurement and corporate responsibility projects across industries and sectors.

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Jean Carvalho, Manager and Administrator

Jean manages the Centre’s membership, professional development programs and events, and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 8272 5101 or via email

About The Centre 111

The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is the only entity of its type internationally, connecting, via corporate membership, the corporate public affairs and communication function across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We assist our members embrace best practice public affairs structure and strategies.

Our research, professional development programs, events and international thought leadership opens doors to help organisations and practitioners build and apply corporate public affairs as a core management tool and function.

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