Australia Day

26 January 2015

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Doug Christie

Doug Christie is Managing Director of The Focus Communications Group including Next Idea International. These consultancies specialize in marketing communications strategy and execution. He has had extensive experience in senior executive roles in media with John Fairfax & Sons (Macquarie Broadcasting Network) and Television Production. He is an experienced broadcaster and major event producer, also a qualified and widely experienced marketer who has held senior marketing roles with publicly listed companies.

As part of his consultancy Doug is an advisor to mainstream companies on Marketing and Business Strategy. He personally advises on issues and crises management for 4 of Australia’s largest companies. He also sits on two internal Boards of a major Telecommunications Utility, A internal Board Seat on an Electricity Utility and is a Finance and Audit Committee person for another Client.

Doug is also a Trainer and Motivator of people with a wide client base utilizing his creative skills in getting the best from people. He has been a lecturer at RMIT in Public Relations.

His current community services include being Chairman and International Ambassador for Variety ­ The Children¹s Charity. He is a past Deputy Chairman of Life Education in Victoria.  Past roles have included being a Director of the Fitzroy Football Club, a committee member of the Advertising Institute of Australia an advisor to the CFA and being on the Boards of two drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres.