Building & preserving your social licence to operate

Executives, boards and communications teams must be mindful of a broad range of stakeholder groups if they are to deliver on their purpose, grow, and manage risk. We're experts at navigating complex issues among your most demanding stakeholders.

Communicate sustainably

We are experts in helping clients communicate their sustainability stories, from advising organisations at the forefront of the clean energy transition to managing ESG-focused announcements for financial firms. We are also a member of the UN Global Compact and provide pro bono support to several NGOs.


Supporting the Alliance for Journalists' Freedom

We proudly support the AJF, which promotes media freedom and the right of journalists to report the news in freedom and safety. Their work includes working with Government and other key stakeholders to ensure legislation supports media freedom.

What can we help you achieve?

Wilkinson Butler is a strategic communications and corporate affairs consultancy, focused on building and protecting reputations and influencing change. We will guide you through crises or sustained issues, while mitigating the risk of loss of value.

Our advice is underpinned by ethical governance principles and four behaviours: excellence, nimbleness, strong & honest relationships, and creativity. Our governance principles and behaviours guide our approach as we help clients to make positive change and communicate with stakeholders.

Our agency has assembled an outstanding team of senior consultants with extensive experience across a range of industries and communications practices. These include board and leadership coaching, corporate governance, crisis PR, strategy design, media relations, advocacy campaigns, reputation management, investor relations, government relations, community engagement, sports crisis, and consumer PR.

Our digital team excels at extending the above practices across online branding, content strategy, social media, website development, digital advertising, and SEO.

All our clients work closely with senior communications consultants, and we have a network of partners in Australia and around the world to provide a full-service offering to clients, from high-growth start-ups to blue chips.

We are members of the UN Global Compact Network, and provide pro bono support to the Alliance for Journalist Freedom, Women for Elections, Australian Wildlife Conservancy and EnergyLab.


Read our Code Of Conduct

Crisis Management

– 24/7 Advice & Support
– Crisis Communications / PR
– Crisis Preparedness
– Media & Social
– Leadership & Board Guidance
– Disruption & Transformation

Corporate Affairs

– Media & Social
– Issues Management
– Government Relations
– Community Relations
– Investor Relations
– Stakeholder Engagement


– Sustainability Consulting
– Risk & Issues Management
– Media & Communications Strategy
– Integrated Campaigns
– Government Relations
– Investor Relations

Reputation Management

– Online Reputation Audit
– Search Engine Results
– Reputation Repair Strategy
– Web Development
– Social Media
– Online Reviews

Media Training

– Understanding Journalists
– Determining Benefit/Risk
– Use of Messages
– Best Interview Techniques
– Developing Media Relations

Sports Crisis

– Crisis Management
– Reputation Management
– Media Training
– Crisis Preparedness
– Media Engagement

Media Relations

– Media Strategy
– Media Engagement
– Social Media
– Content Creation
– Integrated Campaigns

Government Relations

– Government Engagement
– Federal, State & Local
– Policy Development
– Advocacy
– Integrated Campaigns

Investor Relations

– Shareholder Engagement
– IPO, M&A’s, Equity Raisings & Takeovers
– Issues Management & Crisis Preparedness
– Corporate Compliance & ASX Requirements
– Board Governance

Litigation Support

– Class Actions
– Media Engagement
– Social Media
– Lead Generation / Book Building
– Website Development
– Media Training

Meet Your Support Network

Our staff are all experts in their fields, and here to help you whenever you like.

Click on their headshots to learn more about them.

Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler

Managing Director

Nick Albrow

Nick Albrow

Director & Head of Sustainability

Sam Wilkinson

Sam Wilkinson

Head of Digital

Vessa Playfair

Vessa Playfair

Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations

Liam Cox

Head of Crisis

Sheri Mendel

Head of Operations

Belinda Andrade

Head of Consumer PR

Mark Abernethy

Mark Abernethy

Investor Relations & Strategic Communications

Isabella Dugan

Digital Specialist

Zachary Link

Strategic Communications Manager

Jacob Zhang

Web Developer & Visual Designer

Fred El Harris

Fred El Harris

Filmmaker & Producer

Get in touch anytime

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Melbourne: Level 23, Tower 5/727 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008

Brisbane: Level 54, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000