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Sonia Nolan Communications

strategy ~ collaboration ~ communication ~ governance

Sonia Nolan is a highly motivated and self-driven individual, born in Perth WA and holding qualifications in Arts (English & Politics), Business (Marketing) and Social Impact. Sonia is uniquely placed to apply her vast communications experience, her understanding of the WA landscape and strong professional networks, to the fields of social change, collaboration and strategic communications.

In a career spanning 25+ years, Sonia has held senior communications roles in resources, government, banking, media and higher education. Her career is built on four main pillars:  relationships matter; strive for excellence in all that you do; be curious – keep learning; and be generous with your time and knowledge.

Career highlights include her role as a foundation colleague at The Centre for Social Impact (UWA) and the Energy and Minerals Institute (UWA), media management of Perth’s most ambitious geopolitical business conference ‘In the Zone’, corporate communications management of the Westpac/Challenge Bank merger, and community consultation facilitation at Alcoa World Alumina Australia.

More recently, Sonia has chaired a governance review in the education sector, reviewed corporate investment partnerships for a number of large resources companies,  facilitated cross-sector collaboration efforts and spoken on social change panels and forums.

Sonia runs her own consultancy Sonia Nolan Communications which specialises in high level strategic communications, governance and collaboration facilitation using the Cynefin Framework.

She was a joint partner in Collective Impact WA – a collaboration consultancy; and a senior associate for Knowledge Society – a boutique public knowledge and innovation agency.

She is a Commissioner of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia and a former board member of Centrecare.  As an advocate for innovation and giving, Sonia is a promoter of giving circles and was a founding member of the Perth Leadership Team of The Funding Network.

Sonia is an intuitive connector, synthesiser of information, writer and a highly organised achiever.