Chris Rann is a highly experienced publicist and communications strategist specialising in crisis management, media training and international media.
His clients - in the UK, France, Finland, New Zealand and Australia - include major corporations, government agencies, not-for profits, law firms, foreign embassies and private schools.
A former journalist, broadcaster and foreign correspondent (BBC, CBS News, Radio New Zealand) Chris has worked – and reported from – many parts of the world.
As a media consultant, he ran the public relations campaign to attract the $5 billion Collins submarine project to South Australia; managed media for the opening of Olympic Dam (the world’s biggest copper/uranium, resource); and promoted Jacobs Creek (the wine brand) around the world for Pernod Ricard. More recently, he has helped clients with an interest in power- related issues following a devastating SA-wide blackout in 2016; conducted media training sessions for the directors of a major company and senior public servants working in a sensitive area of Government; promoted a visit to Australia by the founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales; and helped raise the profile of the SA Museum by exposing some of its ‘hidden’ scientists and researchers.
In 2008 Chris was awarded a presidential honour by Finland for his work in promoting Scandinavia in Australia and New Zealand.
His involvement with the media and journalism was triggered by a passion for natural history and ornithology and – as a teenager in Britain - he wrote (and had published) letters and articles about the natural world. This interest is as intense today as it was then.
Chris Rann believes SA has great, under-explored, potential for nature- based tourism and is keen to become involved in this area.