Noel Turnbull

Noel Turnbull has had more than 50 years experience in journalism, communications strategy and issues management.

He was educated at Melbourne University before becoming a journalist and serving as an officer in the Royal Australian Artillery. He was a Parliamentary Press Secretary, and Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority communications head, before establishing his own public relations consultancy. The company, initially known as Turnbull Fox Phillips and then as Turnbull Porter Novelli, became Australia’s largest public relations consultancy. Noel was TPN’s CEO, Chairman and a Porter Novelli International Global Director until his retirement.

His publications include A History of PortMelbourne (Oxford University Press); The Millennium Edge (Allen & Unwin); and, How PR Works, but often doesn’t, is available free online at .

He is an honorary Doctor of Communication (RMIT University); honorary Williamson Community Leadership Program Fellow; a Life Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia; and an Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow.

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