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Les Buchanan


Les Buchanan has more than 20 years experience as a communications professional specialising in events management.

In 1985 Les joined one of the world's largest public relations consultancies, Burson-Marsteller, as a senior consultant. With them he was responsible for the development and implementation of communication strategies, staging of major publicity launches, the provision of public relations counsel and co-ordination of marketing and media publicity for international, national and local corporations and government instrumentalities.

Since forming Impact Communications in 1987, Les has worked closely with many individuals, private organisations and government instrumentalities and has managed hundreds of media and community events.

Les major clients include the Department for Planning and Infrastructure, the Water Corporation, the Road Safety Council, Main Roads WA and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Recent projects undertaken by Les include Dialogue with the City (the largest public participation event of its kind ever held in the Southern Hemisphere); Scarborough Deliberative Survey; Port Hedland Enquiry By Design; Dialogue with the Pilbara; the National Road Safety Conference 2004; the International Railway Safety Conference 2004 and the visit to Western Australian by HRH the Prince of Wales in February 2005.

Les also produces the audio-visual presentations for many conferences and other special events.

Les is member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia