Becher Townshend

Managing Director

Areas of interest: Government Relations

Related areas of service: Crisis Communications, Media Training

Becher Townshend is the Managing Director of Font and draws together more than two decades as an award-winning state political reporter and public relations professional.

He has been recognised by his peers winning Media Entertainment and the Arts (MEAA) Awards for Excellence in Business and Tourism Reporting as well as Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Golden Target Awards for his crisis management and campaigning skills.

Primarily focused on strategic communications advice to business, the community sector, government business enterprises and local government, Becher is one of Tasmania’s leading advisors for crisis media, reputation management, government relations and media training.

Some of his most high-profile work includes assisting the Tasmanian Land Tax Coalition secure a 40 per cent reduction in land tax as well as more discrete work assisting some of Tasmania’s best brands manage through changes in service provision and mergers.

As Managing Director, Becher has also been recognised for his leadership skills winning the Commonwealth Bank Small Business Award in 2007 as well as being named a finalist in the inaugural Tasmanian Business Leader Awards.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Administration from the University of Tasmania, is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.

He is the Vice President of the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania and serves on the Tasmanian Small Business Council as well as the Baskerville Foundation.

Phone 03 6223 3333  Email bechert@fontpr.com.au

Follow me on Twitter@BecherTownshend

 

 

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