Jeff Townsend

Jeff Townsend

Partner

Mark Baker

Mark Baker

Partner

Paul Chamberlin

Paul Chamberlin

Partner

Fiona Landis

Fiona Landis

Associate Partner

Belinda Selems

Belinda Selems

Office Manager

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Jeff Townsend 2 400Jeff Townsend is a veteran of the profession of political advocacy, having been a founding partner of the Endeavour Consulting Group in 1998.

He enjoyed prior experience as a senior public servant and Ministerial Adviser. He served for a decade in the Prime Minister’s Department in the Hawke/Keating period and was Senior Private Secretary to Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Chief of Staff to Trade Minister John Dawkins.

He was subsequently Chief Executive of several ACT Government Departments, including the Chief Minister's Department and the Department of Environment, Land and Planning.

Jeff possesses specialist knowledge and experience of the political process at the highest levels and has observed at close quarters the interaction between political and public service imperatives.

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Mark Baker 400Mark Baker’s career has unusually seen him serve at senior levels in both the private and public sectors and within political circles.

Before his commencement with Endeavour, Mark was Group Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the Westpac Banking Corporation. As such, he advised the Bank’s Board and Senior Management on all legislative, regulatory and reputational risk issues affecting the Bank’s interests.

Prior to Westpac, he served as a Senior Adviser to then Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, working within the Cabinet Policy Unit. He assisted in the development of whole of Government policy, with day-to-day Cabinet processes and was responsible for co-ordination of the Coalition’s election policy platform. He also served as the Prime Minister’s senior speechwriter. He maintains strong links with senior Liberal figures at the federal level and in all State jurisdictions.

Mark spent 15 years with Advance Bank, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive – ACT Region. He also served as Secretary of the Department of Business, Arts, Sport and Tourism (ACT Govt).

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Paul Chamberlin 400Paul Chamberlin joined Endeavour Consulting in 2011, and has worked in lobbying, politics, government relations and journalism in Canberra for more than 25 years.

Paul was a Senior Adviser to three Deputy Prime Ministers and Leaders of The Nationals over a 14 year period, covering the portfolios of transport, infrastructure, regional development, trade and agriculture. During that period, he specialised in media liaison, speechwriting and political tactics. He remains well known and highly regarded within The Nationals.

Before this, he was a political and economics reporter for Fairfax newspapers and Sky News. Paul retains excellent links across Parliament House, including with the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery.

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Fiona Landis 400

Fiona served as a Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to several NSW Government ministers from 2006 – 2010. She worked in a variety of key policy areas including transport and housing.

Prior to joining Endeavour in 2016, Fiona was Industry Policy and Government Affairs Manager at the Medical Technology Association of Australia.

She had direct responsibility for the industry’s policy and advocacy strategy in partnership with members. It ranged across complex policy areas including research and development, commercialisation, regulation, taxation and healthcare market access.

Fiona has extensive experience in public policy development, political strategy and stakeholder management.

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Belinda Selems 400Belinda joined The Endeavour Consulting Group in late 2015 as Office Manager. Previously, Belinda worked in a number of high-level administrative positions within the Australian Labor Party governments. These roles included Diary Manager/Executive Assistant to then Prime Ministers, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP and the Hon Julia Gillard MP.

Following the 2013 Federal Election, Belinda served as the Office Manager for the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP.

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