During FRONT 2019, we sat down with International Towers’ (Barangaroo) head of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement, Jodie Taylor, to talk about, corporate design, her Indigenous heritage and how the Big End of Town is learning to embrace and promote Australia’s rich and deep Indigenous heritage.
Jodie is a former ABC news journalist turned corporate affairs and crisis communications specialist, with a particular passion for progressing Indigenous engagement and social change.
As an Indigenous woman, Jodie is passionate about utilising her broadcast media and stakeholder engagement skills to drive diversity and inclusion across diverse landscapes, creating exceptional customer and employee experiences – and taking a strategic approach to marketing and reputation management.
Jodie has been involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring and engagement initiatives throughout her career. She proactively pitched the concept for Qantas’ now successful Indigenous Cadet Pilot scholarship and worked directly with the airline’s Chief Pilot to fast track the initiative.
Jodie Chaired Lendlease’s Indigenous Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion Committees across Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct – Australia’s largest urban regeneration development from 2018 – January 2020.