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Job Vacancy - Communications and Marketing Manager

About Advance Cairns

Advance Cairns is the peak regional advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland. Advance Cairns provides leadership, advocacy and economic development. A member-based organisation, Advance Cairns covers a large region from Cardwell north to the Cape and west to the Northern Territory border. We actively support sustainable economic development to build a prosperous future for the region, leaving a powerful legacy for future generations.

Members consist of organisations that choose to be involved in making a positive contribution to the long-term development and progress of the region. Under this model, member businesses have the opportunity to actively influence the strategic direction of Advance Cairns and ultimately the future of TNQ.



The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for Advance Cairns’ internal and external communications and marketing including media relations, member engagement and key stakeholder engagement. Elevate and ensure consistency of organisational brand and reputation. Provide timely advice and counsel to the executive on issues and opportunities.

Jacinta Reddan

Chief executive officer

Jacinta was appointed CEO of Advance Cairns in 2022 following a long and successful career in communications, marketing, government relations and public affairs, much of it in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to moving to Cairns, Jacinta spent more than 20 years in senior roles across APAC, including as CEO of Hong Kong’s 1400-member Australian Chamber of Commerce (Australia’s largest international chamber of commerce). She also served as head of Asia Pacific communications and marketing at two global financial services corporations, and Asia PR and marketing manager for Tourism Australia during the opening of the China leisure market and the lead-up to the Sydney Olympics.

Jacinta has a strong understanding of regional values, having grown up in Warrnambool in south-west Victoria, where she began her career as a journalist at the Warrnambool Standard.

Taylor Moy

Taylor Moy

government relations manager

Trish Travers

executive assistant business operations

Sheridan Ireland

marketing and communications manager