Watson Consultants


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What we do

Watson works with you to achieve your communications and public affairs objectives. Decades of experience, combined with wide networks across media and politics, allow us to guide your organisation and achieve great results. Our consultants have advised Prime Ministers ,Ministers, CEOs and Chairmen/women.

The Watson team combines employed staff and a network of Australia's leading consultants.


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Who we are



Darrin Barnett

Darrin has been working for close to 20 years in media and politics and has a strong interest in many public policy areas including health, housing, community services and industrial relations. He has served as Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, and Press Secretary/Policy Adviser to various Federal and NSW Government Ministers. Darrin was a long-term employee of both the ABC and Australian Associated Press and remains a commentator and occasional columnist for the ABC, Sky News and News Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Media Studies (Journalism) from Latrobe University.




Anthony Reed

Anthony is a highly experienced public policy professional working across communications, media, policy and advocacy. He has wide experience across a range of sectors – working at the highest levels of government and business. He has demonstrated experience managing communications, issues, policy processes and government relations. He has helped many of Australia’s leading corporates and non-government organisations navigate the Australian media landscape. Some of his recent clients Cbus Superannuation fund, the World Wide Fund for Nature and JLT.