Joint Managing Director

Viv Hardy

Throughout her 35 year career in communications for the professional services sector, Viv Hardy has obtained extensive expertise in the areas of strategic corporate and community public relations, integrated marketing communications planning, initial public offer publicity, corporate report writing, annual results reporting and investor relations….


Viv's Specialities

  • Professional Services
  • Regulatory Reforms
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPO)


  • Media Relations
  • Member Relations
  • Crisis Management

Joint Managing Director

Louise Nealon

Louise Nealon has worked in corporate communications agencies for over 14 years in Australia and her native Ireland. For the first five years of her career, Louise specialised in developing and implementing consumer-driven public relations programs for a number of publicly listed telecommunications companies and IT companies including Microsoft and Dell….


Lou's Specialities

  • Financial services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Reputation Management


  • Media Relations
  • Creative workshops
  • Issues & Crisis Management

Brand Counsel

Dianne Davis

Dianne is one of Australia’s leading brand strategy specialists in the field of professional services.

Dianne has worked with Callidus for many years, and her relationship with Principal, Viv Hardy, goes back to Price Waterhouse in the early 1990s….


Media Trainer

Patrick Weaver

Patrick is an acclaimed Media Trainer who has worked extensively with top-level international and Australian clients, as well as emerging fast-growth companies and industry organisations.

His media training is based on first-hand experience as a senior media executive, radio station manager, executive producer and reporter.

Patrick’s media training workshops use proven and effective adult learning techniques and are engaging as well as instructive.

Social Media Strategist

Gareth Llewellyn

Gareth is an independent Social Communications consultant and owner of Artechulate Social Communications He is a senior PR professional with 18 year’s public relations experience working both agency-side and in-house – in the UK and Australia – for brands such as vmware, Dell, Toshiba, AOL, Yahoo, EMC, Panasonic, SAP, BT….