The Australia-Indonesia Centre welcomes Helen Brown as Head of Communications and Outreach

The Australia-Indonesia Centre is delighted to announce former ABC Indonesia correspondent Helen Brown as its new Head of Communications and Outreach.

Helen finished her role as Digital Economy Fellow last week and started in this brand new position on Monday 23 March.

She will now combine and oversee two areas of the Centre’s work: digital communications, and outreach and engagement. This will enable greater innovation in our digital work, through a difficult and devastating period that demands we act quickly.

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“The coronavirus is a sobering reminder that we are globally connected,” Helen reflects, “and that connections between researchers and nations are vital for finding strength in such a challenging time.”

Helen brings a wealth of experience from her days as a multimedia journalist with the ABC, and also from her role as Founder and Managing Director of Bisnis Asia, which develops the Asia competencies of Australian businesses.

AIC Executive Director Dr Eugene Sebastian notes: “Helen has been instrumental in driving the Australia-Indonesia Centre’s digital economy voice since coming aboard in late 2017, and we look forward to benefiting from her passion and expertise over the fast-changing months and years ahead.”

The next event on our revised calendar will be a webinar on the evolving impact of the Coronavirus in Indonesia, on Tuesday 7 April. More details coming soon.

Stay safe readers and, whenever possible, stay home.

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