Fiona Parker

Fiona leads Honner’s corporate, fintech and digital assets business. A technology specialist, she has over 20 years’ corporate communications experience spanning Sydney, Hong Kong and London.

With a breadth and depth of experience gained from working with some of the most innovative companies in the world, Fiona is a passionate corporate story-teller, helping brands and their spokespeople articulate compelling, locally relevant narratives that challenge conventional thinking and drive real change.

Previously Head of Corporate Communications, Australia, for a leading global consultancy, and in a prior role she was Asia Pacific Technology Practice Director. Fiona’s corporate, B2B and B2C experience includes blue chip global, regional and local companies.

Fiona’s responsibilities include senior counsel, strategic communication and thought leadership platform development, along with complex positioning and messaging strategy and execution. She also brings extensive crisis, issues and reputation management experience, and is an accomplished media trainer.

Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) in Organisational Communication, Marketing and English from Charles Sturt University and a Masters Degree in English (With Merit) from The University of Sydney.

A mother of three, Fiona enjoys running, reading, watching cricket and hitting the beach (when it’s not raining in Sydney!) with family and friends.

Tayla Garrety

Tayla is an Account Coordinator at Honner and provides support for a range of financial and corporate services clients including NAB, Cboe, Nuveen and Russell Investments.

Tayla holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wollongong. Prior to joining Honner, Tayla completed an internship at a human resources firm where she oversaw investor relations. Here Tayla was responsible for maintaining and developing a robust relationship between the company and its investors.

Outside of the office, Tayla enjoys exploring hidden restaurants throughout the city and planning her next holiday destination.

Eleanor Pearson

As an Account Coordinator with Honner, Eleanor provides support for a range of financial, fintech and corporate clients.

Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in public relations, from the Queensland University of Technology.  

Eleanor previously worked at ASXlisted financial administration company, Computershare. In this role she established an interest in financial services, working across a large and diverse portfolio of companies, ranging from ASX top 200 to unlisted companies.  

Eleanor also undertook work experience at one of Queensland’s leading PR agencies and is highly motivated to further develop her PR expertise and broaden her professional experience. 

 As a Queenslander who has now made her home in Sydney, you will find Eleanor near the ocean and under the sun when she is not in the office. She plans to visit all the beautiful beaches Sydney has to offer and enjoy the city’s many iconic restaurants and cafés.  

Jared Wright

Jared is a Senior Account Executive, supporting a range of Honner’s financial and corporate service clients.

He has experience in political, government and economic communications in key areas including environmental sustainability, economic management, community engagement and infrastructure development.

Previously, Jared worked in NSW Parliament within the electorate offices of current Treasurer and Minister for Energy, the Hon. Matt Kean MP, as well as the current Minister for Multiculturalism and Seniors, the Hon. Mark Coure MP.

Jared holds a Bachelor of Communications in Social and Political Science from the University of Technology Sydney.

Outside of work, Jared enjoys swimming, catching up with friends and spending time with his many pets. He is also an avid supporter of all things related to football, cricket and AFL.

Louise Priddle

With almost 10 years’ communications experience, Louise has worked at leading PR agencies in Melbourne and Brisbane across corporate public relations and public affairs.

She has advised on reputation management, media relations and stakeholder engagement, and has worked on complex issues for both listed and unlisted clients. She has also led the strategic approach and planning for significant advocacy projects in Victoria and Queensland.

With considerable experience working with listed companies, Louise has managed financial communications projects including M & A transactions, open offers and earnings announcements for clients in Australia and overseas. An experienced corporate trainer, she has prepared executives and senior management teams for engaging with the media, both proactively and in crisis situations.

Louise works across a broad range of Honner clients including the Australian Retail Credit Association, BTC Markets, Gordon Brothers and Loda.

Outside of office hours, you will find Louise in a Pilates class or exploring Sydney’s cafes and restaurants.

Zoe Paterson

Zoe Paterson has almost 20 years’ experience as a content writer, journalist and editor specialising in personal finance, property, financial services and financial technology. 

Zoe is highly skilled at tailoring content to suit a variety of audiences, styles and formats.  As a consultant at Honner, she supports clients by producing content ranging from blog posts and infographics, to video scripts, opinion pieces, feature articles and long-form white papers.

 Zoe has spent the bulk of her career as a journalist and editor with The Australian Financial ReviewFinancial Review Smart InvestorAsset, and Money Management. She has also worked as a freelance writer for media and major corporate clients including Australian banks and fintech consultancies.

Before beginning her career in journalism, Zoe worked as a management consultant and business analyst in Australia and the United Kingdom.

She holds a Graduate Certificate in Journalism and a Bachelor of Manufacturing Management from the University of Technology Sydney.

In her spare time, Zoe is either outdoors kayaking, hiking, swimming or gardening, or indoors working on sewing projects.

Natasha Moldrich

Natasha brings more than 25 years’ in-house marketing and communications experience having worked with leading Australian companies such as BT, HUB24, AMP and CBA. 

She has held senior positions in both marketing and product teams yielding a strong technical understanding of funds management, platforms, superannuation and investments. Over the years she has played an instrumental role in financial product launches, campaign management, communications strategy and governance, thought leadership, as well as corporate messaging and positioning.

Natasha is passionate about financial communications and making complex topics easy to understand for investors and industry participants. She has written for corporate, print and online publications, disclosure documents, websites, social media, videos and events.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Hons) majoring in Economics and Natural Resource Economics, from the University of Sydney. In her previous role at BT, she was RG146 compliant and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. 

As an active member and student of the Australian Writer’s Centre for a number of years, Natasha’s articles have been published in a range of publications including Mindfood, The Big Issue and The Last Post.

Outside of work, Natasha loves to pursue jazz singing, creative writing, anything beach-related and of course, spending time with family and friends.

Swapnil Thapa

Swapnil brings a diverse range of experience within corporate, arts and culture, entertainment, and technology to her role as Account Coordinator at Honner.

Previously Swapnil serviced Fortune 500 companies such as Publicis Sapient, Xerox, Conduent and British Council at Archetype, in India. As part of her work for these companies, she conceptualised and managed various campaigns by amplifying their key messages through thought leadership and media relations activities focussing on their products and services.

Swapnil holds a Master of Public Relations, Advertising and Design degree from the University of New South Wales.

Outside of work, Swapnil loves to explore hidden lookout points and has been lucky enough to conquer Mount Amos in Tasmania. She enjoys trivia nights at local pubs, and exploring quaint cafes and art installations around Sydney.

Richard Hubbard

Richard brings over 30 years’ experience as a writer covering economics, finance and fintech sectors in Sydney, London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

At Honner Richard draws on his extensive experience to deliver writing services and content programs to a range of Honner clients. He works alongside client account teams to ensure content is strategically driven and forms a seamless component of clients’ overall PR, marketing and communications strategy.

Richard has spent the majority of his globe-trotting writing career at Reuters where he was most recently the Global Markets Correspondent based in London. In the UK he also held Reuters roles including Top News Editor and Chief Corporate Finance Correspondent. Prior to moving to the UK, Richard was based in Asia and worked for Reuters as Singapore Bureau Chief and Chief Investment Correspondent, Hong Kong.

Following his extensive Reuters career, Richard spent four years in the trade publishing sector as Group Editor at Last Word (now Bonhills) – a UK-based publishing and events group. Here he was responsible for the management of editorial teams across a range of financial publications aimed at wealth managers, discretionary portfolio managers, financial advisers, private bankers and companies that market and distribute investment products across the UK, Asia and the rest of the world. Publications included: International Adviser, Portfolio Adviser, Expert Investor and Fund Selector Asia. Richard was also contributing editor at FST Media where he provided content on the Asian fintech sector.

In his early career Richard spent five-years as a Sydney-based correspondent at the AFR.

Richard returned to Australia in early 2020. He holds a BEc, Economics and Government from the University of Sydney.

Andrew White

Andrew provides senior counsel and content services across a range of Honner clients.

Joining Honner in 2021 Andrew brings 30 years of journalism experience in Australia and the UK to assessing and addressing the needs of corporate clients. As a news-breaking reporter, bureau chief, daily columnist, feature writer and editor for both The Australian Financial Review and The Australian – he has had a front row seat to the evolution of business, the economy and financial markets. Working inside busy newsrooms places a premium on gathering and digesting large amounts of complex information and distilling it down to the most vital and compelling content.

As well as the day to day of business news Andrew has experience of covering corporate crises from the State Bank of South Australia through to the global financial crisis. In 2008 Andrew won the Walkley Award and Citbank Journalism award as part of the team behind the AFR feature series Inside Job: Who Killed Opes Prime.

As a former business editor at two national newspapers, Andrew has managed large teams of reporters and columnists to tight daily print and online deadlines and established important relationships at senior levels of business and the media. That experience included a final stint as media editor at The Australian which gave deep insights into the evolution of the modern digitally-driven newsroom.

Since leaving journalism in 2019 Andrew gained corporate experience establishing the role of Vice President Marketing and Communications APAC for the fast-growing financier Greensill Capital. In that position he dealt with regulators and governments, marketing events, media relations, content strategy and stakeholder relations – in addition to gaining valuable experience in crisis communications.

In his spare time Andrew is a team manager, committee member and sometime coach at East Sydney Junior AFL club where his two sons play the great Australian game. He also cooks – sometimes even for pleasure – swims, walks the dog and goes to music festivals.