Sarah Cullens – Manager, Federal Government
As Manager, Federal Government at CapitalHill, Sarah provides policy and programme support to a wide range of clients.
With ten years’ experience working at the highest level of the Federal Government, including for two Prime Ministers and three Federal Ministers, Sarah has a proven understanding of government procedure and protocol, as well as an extensive network spanning the ministry, backbench and federal government departments.
Before commencing with CapitalHill, Sarah worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she drafted policy. Prior to that, she was the Head of Programme to the Prime Minister, where she managed a team of eight staff and was responsible for the Prime Minister’s comprehensive domestic and international programmes.
Before working politics, Sarah honed her corporate public relations, marketing and media management skills in the Global Markets Division of Deutsche Bank and spent four years within News Corporation’s Corporate Affairs team in Sydney. Whilst at News Corporation, Sarah assisted with crises management and produced award winning, nation-wide events for Rupert Murdoch, including bipartisan networking receptions, investor briefings, press conferences, the annual News Awards, the nationally televised Pride of Australia Awards, and annual editorial and marketing conferences.
In 2010, Sarah won a national award for “Best Organised Event” for her production of News Corporation’s 2009 News Awards and has addressed conferences on programme development and communications. Sarah as a Diploma of Business Administration, as well as the internationally recognised PRINCE II qualification for project management.