Our Chairman Emeritus

Alistair Urquhart is a respected and independent public affairs professional with over 30 years experience both in Australia and overseas.

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Alistair graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra, in Law, History and Politics, was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and remains a (non-practicing) member of the Law Institute of Victoria. Before that, he graduated from high school in Bethesda, Maryland, and had many opportunities to become aware of the workings of Washington DC.

Alistair 2Alistair has considerable experience of counselling clients on a wide range of issues, from stakeholder mapping to crisis communications. He has strong analytical skills and is highly proficient at understanding new developments in the marketplace and identifying the associated public policy issues. Alistair is able to work closely with clients to develop programmes that deliver consistently strong messages to key stakeholders, which are aligned with his client’s strategic objectives.

He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company
Directors, and a member of theAlistair 3 Australian Institute of Public Administration. He has recently been Chairman of the Melbourne branch of the Australian Institute of Energy and Chairman of WISE Employment, which is an Australian disability employment service which has recently developed business in the United Kingdom.