Jenn Morris joins Cannings Purple
Jenn, who will take on the newly-created position of National Director Strategy, brings significant experience in corporate leadership roles – having served as CEO of Walk Free, the Minderoo Foundation’s global initiative against slavery, and as a partner at Deloitte.
She is currently a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group and Sport Australia and has previously served as a director of Fremantle Football Club and the WA Institute of Sport, as well as serving as the Chairperson of the Board of Healthway.
Managing Director Warrick Hazeldine said Jenn brought great leadership qualities to Cannings Purple, along with a talent for strategic and innovative thinking.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jenn to Cannings Purple,” Warrick said.
“Jenn is extremely highly regarded across the Australian business landscape, known for her innate ability to direct clear and relevant strategies in response to complex issues.
“Jenn’s skill in these areas will be immensely valuable – to Cannings Purple, and to our clients.”
Cannings Purple chairman Keith Jones, former Deloitte Australia chairman, said he was thrilled to have an executive of Ms Morris’ calibre join the Cannings Purple team.
“Jenn Morris is an exceptional businessperson, with a proven track record in building a successful practice supporting clients to develop clear, concise and relevant strategies,” Keith said.
“I was fortunate enough to have her as a colleague for several years at Deloitte and look forward to working closely with her again.”
Jenn said she was excited to be joining Cannings Purple at a time of growth for the firm.
“I’ve watched Cannings Purple grow in recent years to become the biggest communications consultancy in Perth and a leader in the Asia Pacific market,” she said.
“I’m delighted to join the team and be part of that continued growth, as well as having the opportunity to help contribute to the market-leading culture for which Cannings Purple is renowned.”
In addition to her vast corporate experience, Jenn enjoyed a highly successful career in elite sport, winning Olympic gold medals with the Australian women’s hockey team in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.
She is a Fellow of Leadership WA and a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List at Curtin University. Ms Morris holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Journalism), received with Distinction, from Curtin University and completed the Finance for Executives program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Jenn was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 1997 and was Deloitte’s National Businesswoman of the Year in 2007.
Cannings Purple is a specialist communications consultancy with market-leading expertise in investor relations, government relations, stakeholder engagement, design and digital, corporate affairs, crisis communications, media training, media intelligence, video production and bespoke content creation.
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