Biography

For several years, Asaesja has managed communication and stakeholder relations for organisations that span a broad range of sectors, including science, environment, health, water and energy.

Prior to working for CSIRO, Asaesja worked for a national PR agency that represented a number of high-profile organisations including the Australian Medical Association Queensland, Mates4Mates, Youngcare and the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and before that she managed stakeholder relations for a government owned utility based in Queensland.

Some of her career highlights include:
* Leading communication activities aboard CSIRO's research vessel Investigator on an eight week voyage to Antarctica
* Coordinating a joint CSIRO/NASA communication campaign on the Great Barrier Reef
* Launching a new city with the Premier of Queensland
* Working with Mates4Mates veterans to promote their involvement in the Invictus Games
* Successfully managing the relationships of more than 40 local, state and federal politicians