James, founder of JM Publishing has a background in business and as an accomplished creative. As a small business proprietor, he understands the needs and pressures on businesses and will work with you to find creative and innovative solutions. He is a skilled graphic designer and experienced publisher. James can craft products and services to suit a broad range of audiences and mediums. In addition to this technical expertise, James also has a passion for community service and was elected as a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly (MLA) from 2016 to 2020.
In his term as an MLA in Canberra James achieved including the research and development of two comprehensive policy documents for his Shadow Portfolios as well as initiatives and solutions for the local community. With a passion for business, tourism, sport and community services, James was able to contribute to committees, policy and legislation and influence outcomes right across the ACT. Post politics James is motivated to apply these skills to help organisations, clubs and businesses respond to a post COVID-19 environment. James will combine his design and publishing skills and awareness of new media, with recent experience in politics and Government, to broaden the suit of services JM Publishing can offer to organisations.
As a highly qualified and experienced business management professional with excellent leadership skills, Cath can apply theoretical frameworks in a practical way to workplace and real-life issues. She combines extensive experience in project management, event coordination, communications, and government liaison with the ability to lead employees to achieve organisational priorities. Cath has a strong combination of business acumen, leadership, strategic perspicuity and communication skills which provide unique insight into a wide variety of sectors and contexts.
Cath has worked in the public sector as a high-level project manager, but also as a uniformed member of the Australian Defence Force for almost 10 years. Most recently Cath has combined a teaching position at Canberra Institute of Technology with a policy adviser role at the ACT Legislative Assembly. Her subject areas of expertise include human resource management, organisational behaviour, strategy, and project management. Cath holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Project Management. She is currently completing a PhD at the school of Business, Law and Governance in the area of motivation and workforce management.
As part of a long career in business as well as over 15 years in the Australian Public Service, including developing small business policy, publications for small business management and running the National Small Business Awards program. He has combined this with considerable experience in the not-for-profit sector and consumer areas, including the Australian Institute of Pharmacy Management, Regional Development Australia – ACT, the Gungahlin Community Council, the Canberra District Wine Industry Association and as Executive Director of the Council on the Ageing – ACT.
Ewan has expertise in lobbying, submissions to inquiries and new legislation, grant applications, and strategic planning programs for associations, organisations, and sporting clubs. He has developed training packages and pilot programs for industry and the voluntary sectors. Ewan holds accounting qualifications as well as a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Management Economics. He is currently involved in several business enterprises seeking to foster financing and support for locally developed initiatives, including affordable community housing as well as serving as the current President of COTA – ACT.