Who we are

We are determined to make a difference.

We’ve got an award winning team with international experience working for leading brands, corporations and governments.

We’re unflappable, realistic, honest and straight forward in our approach, and we are committed to building and protecting the reputation of our clients and their brands.

Our Leadership Team

Gabriel McDowell • Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

One of Australia’s most highly regarded and well-known PR professionals, Gabriel’s work has won accolades in the communications industry – from PRIA, AdNews, IPR and more. With over 20 years of experience, he is held in high esteem by government and key financial and news media. Head of Res Publica’s Corporate and Government Relations teams, Gabriel ensures a cross-disciplinary approach on all accounts to maximise opportunities and address all issues. He is highly experienced and skilled at reputational management and development, advising corporations during contentious circumstances.

Kristy Meudell • Director – Consumer PR

With a career spanning journalism and PR, Kristy is a passionate and strategic communications professional with 18 years of experience working across a diverse range of categories and clients. Her innovative strategies have helped brands step outside of the traditional PR space and connect with audiences in authentic and impactful ways. Kristy is well known and highly regarded in the industry, not only as an integrated marketing specialist but also as a journalist and editor from a decade of experience working in the Australian media industry. A CommsCon PR professional of the year finalist in 2016, Kristy’s experience spans the full PR and marketing mix including strategy, media relations, broadcast integrations, social media, content creation, PR stunts, consumer activations and more.

Our values


We believe in our team and we love to work collaboratively with our clients and the agencies and suppliers who work with us.


We’re tenacious and take personal responsibility to get things done.


We’re honest, clear, concise and true. We consistently do what we say we will.


We’re brave, creative and always open to the possibility of a better solution. We value intuition as much as insight.