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“Mark has a deep understanding of the corporate sector both internationally and in Australia, particularly its relationships with governments and their institutions”


—  Hon. Mitch Fifield
Permanent Representative of Australia at the United Nations and former Australian Senator and Minister.




Government and politics impact almost every aspect of corporate life and can often change quickly. 


To ensure your organisation stays on top of these changes and helps influence the outcomes you want, it is vital that you explain your case in the language understood by politicians, their advisors and public officials.

Our services include:

Connell Consulting offers a full range of corporate services.


We take the time to develop an understanding of your business and work with you to ensure your strategy will support your short and long term goals.


Reputation is increasingly important but can mean different things to different stakeholder groups.


We will help identify the stakeholder groups that will influence your organisation in the long term and help tailor your reputation activities to meet their expectations.

Our services include:


A public affairs and corporate strategist with more than thirty years’ experience in political, commercial, stakeholder, public affairs and communications advocacy, Mark provides clients with senior counsel to help your organisation achieve its aims.


A high-level strategist and campaign director, Mark has advised FTSE CEOs, their Boards, and delivered award-winning corporate campaigns that have helped clients achieve their commercial objectives in some of the world’s most challenging industries.


These roles include heading up Corporate and Regulatory affairs in London, East Asia and Australasia.


As a former adviser to Australian State and Federal Ministers, Opposition Leaders and Party Headquarters as well as managing more than 20 election campaigns, Mark has a comprehensive knowledge of the key networks, trends and powerbases across all political landscapes.


From thought leadership and profile raising to stakeholder engagement, media and crisis communications, he has deep experience across all spectrums.


This is supported by an enviable network of business, media and political contacts, secured with roles such as Senior Advisor to the Australian Finance Minister, Deputy Director and Campaign Manager for the NSW Liberal Party, Chief of Staff to the New South Wales Deputy Premier and Strategy Director to the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment.




With our long term experience working in both the corporate and political sectors, we can show you every avenue available to find the solutions you are looking for, and will be with you each step of the way.


Having engaged consultants for many years in business ourselves, we know what you expect from clients like us – someone that understands your business and the results your management team expects, an understanding that loyalty between both parties is paramount and that your long term stakeholder relationships need to be developed and grown.


Connell Consulting is dedicated to you and your needs. We know that an industry solution is not necessarily a solution for your organisation.  Our outcomes are based on the outcomes you want, not others.