Liz Marchant is Group CEO of two PR companies, Recognition PR and Write Away Communication as well as B2B marketing services firm, Outsource, all headquartered in Sydney.
She started her career working on the reception desk at Recognition PR as a junior before progressing to group manager, then leaving to join Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, as PR manager.
She left Telstra to join international PR firm, Weber Shandwick, before returning to the business where her career began and, along with husband Adam, commenced a management buyout from the original founder of the group, acquiring Write Away Communication in the process.
She has successfully grown the group to a multi-million dollar enterprise employing more than 25 permanent staff and up to 20 casuals, working with clients across Australia and New Zealand.
Liz splits her time each week travelling between her small cattle farm and satellite office in Alstonville on the New South Wales Northern Rivers and her Sydney and Brisbane offices.
At age 43 she is the mother and step-mother to three boys aged 12, 18 and 27 and a grand mother to a two-year old. She is an avid student of business, a member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation, a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, a keen reader of fiction and business literature and a mentor and sounding board to several other business owners.