Professional custodians of your reputation capital

M&A collaborates as a trusted team of communication professionals, and custodians of the reputation capital of leading clients in Australia’s financial and corporate sectors

The team at M&A partner with great clients, doing great work that is personally and collectively rewarding. We operate a hard-working environment that is also fun, supportive, flexible and growing.

Values? We have at least three:
Teamwork: we are strong through the collective input of every team member.
Commitment: we do what we say we will do.
Trust: we trust each other and we seek the mutual trust and respect of clients.

Bruce Madden

Executive Director

Bruce Madden is Australia’s most senior and respected media and communication strategist, communicator and mentor working in the financial services sector today.

Bruce has unrivalled knowledge, insight and practical skills gained from over two decades in media, and later in the asset management, superannuation, wealth advisory, property and capital markets worlds.

He is the ‘turn to’ counsel for many leading brands and business leaders in the sector.

The Madden name was adopted by our business to imbue it and the people it hires with a few old school (but never out-of-fashion) attributes: decency, integrity and wisdom.

 

Sarah Kendell

Senior Account Manager

Sarah joined M&A in January 2018 to provide strategic counsel and manage relationships with a range of clients across sectors including wealth management, fintech and insurance.

Sarah has 10 years’ experience operating at senior levels within the Australian media and communications fields, including previous roles as editor of financial services trade title Financial Observer, consulting with financial communications agency Honner, and helping to guide communications for the Alternative Investment Management Association.

An accomplished financial journalist, Sarah has previously helped some of Australia’s leading banks, insurers and fund managers to develop, refine and execute winning communications strategies.

She holds a BA Communications from UTS and an MA Journalism from Cardiff University.

 

Amy Boyce

Account   Manager

Amy joined M&A in March 2018 to provide strategic counsel and support in managing relationships across the M&A client portfolio.

Amy has a variety of communications experiences across the consumer, corporate, not-for-profit and healthcare sectors, including previous roles at Westfield, Children’s Cancer Institute and most recently global PR agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

As an avid communicator, Amy understands the media landscape and has helped to develop comprehensive communication strategies to leverage opportunities and deliver excellent results to satisfy clients.

Amy holds a BA Communications majoring in Journalism from The University of New South Wales

 

Bella Nguyen

Senior Account Executive

Bella joined M&A in April 2016, she assists in advising the firm’s clients on strategic communication. She has worked with a broad range of clients across the financial and corporate sectors, advising them on their financial communication, investor relations, crisis management and reputation management.

Bella has also guided other corporate clients on specific campaigns and their broader reputational positioning. She has worked on a number of high-profile projects covering IPOs, reputation and issues management.

Bella holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology.

 

Natalie Bacon

Senior Account Executive

Natalie joined M&A in June 2016 and provides strategic counsel and communication support for a range of clients across the wealth management, insurance and financial technology sectors. Natalie plays an integral role in planning and implementing client programs, with a focus on media relations, reputation management and message development.

Natalie has fostered lasting relationships with M&A clients and is dedicated to understanding their business and communication goals to achieve maximum results. Since entering the finance sector, she has developed a passion for financial literacy.

Natalie holds a BA Hons from The University of Nottingham.

 

Nicki Bourlioufas

Editorial Executive

An accomplished financial journalist, Nicki Bourlioufas works with M&A on writing and planning strong content – with a special knack for converting technical information into sparkling prose.

Nicki brings 20 years of experience working in the media and PR. She’s worked for News Corp, Dow Jones, SMH and holds an Honours Degree in Law (First Class) and a Bachelor of Economics.

 

Lia Harman

Executive Assistant

 

Lia has worked since 2010 with M&A founder Bruce Madden. She brings to M&A strong organisational and administrative skills. Her passion and commitment to excellence keeps Bruce and the M&A team on track!

After completing a B.Comm-Marketing degree and working in marketing and administration roles in various industries, Lia decided to make her skills available to multiple organisations and started a Virtual Assistant business.

 

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