Who We Are

Who We Are

Purser Corporate Communication offers a team of experienced and highly skilled consultants. Our collective experience provides trusted connectivity across business, community, government, and media. The Purser team is highly regarded for its ability to provide clients with integrated communication.

Melinda Smith

Melinda Smith

Senior Consultant


Melinda is one of the Hunter Region's most accomplished journalists and communication professionals with more than three decades' experience.

Melinda was the Manager Corporate Affairs/Communications for HVTC (Hunter Valley Training Company) prior to joining the team at PCC.

Well known as a journalist and news reader at NBN Television, Melinda also worked as a broadcaster on commercial and ABC radio networks before moving into corporate affairs and the management of strategic community welfare partnerships.

Specialising in public affairs, strategic integrated communication, marketing and promotions, brand management and stakeholder engagement Melinda develops proactive and meaningful partnerships with industry, community, government and media stakeholders.

She is also a professional master of ceremonies, conference facilitator and is a non-executive director of The Maitland Mutual Building Society.

Melinda is a strong advocate for the Hunter and the New England North West, where she grew-up. She has donated her time to a number of community and charity organisations in her capacity as a professional Master of Ceremonies and non-executive board director.

She was an Australia Day Ambassador for the City of Maitland in 2012 and is a Life Member of the Hunter Youth Mentor Collaborative.

She is an alumnus of the University of Newcastle having completed a Master of Business with Distinction in 2012 and a Graduate Certificate in Business in 2011. She also studied Frontline Management at Hunter TAFE and obtained a Certificate IV in 2009.


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