Malcolm Cole is the Director of CBC Group Media and Public Affairs. He spent 15 years as a journalist working in newspapers, radio and for the national newswire service AAP. He spent a Parliamentary term in Canberra as the National Political Correspondent for The Courier Mail, and during this time also served a term as a director of the National Press Club.
Returning to Brisbane in 2004, Malcolm became The Courier Mail’s State Political Editor, responsible for managing the newspaper’s day-to-day political reporting and analysis. His other media experience includes time spent as a journalist with Australian Provincial Newspapers (APN) and ABC Radio news.
Malcolm served two years as a Ministerial Media Adviser, working for the Minister for Ageing and the Minister for Foreign Affairs. In these roles, he was responsible for managing major national and international issues on behalf of the Australian Government.
Prior to establishing CBC Group, Malcolm spent two years as a media and communications consultant, working with major state and national clients in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors. In this role, he led the team that won the 2009 Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Award for excellence in public affairs communication.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Queensland, and a Masters of International Relations from Deakin University.
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