Phil Cullen

I have trained journalism, media and communications students for institutions like the University of Canberra and Griffith University and provided media management, content production and presentation skills training for organisations such as the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, assisting with change management for clients as required. As the communications manager and webmaster for interNATIONAL PARKtours I helped position the company through emerging and traditional media strategies, developed tours and walked for a living. I now lead tour groups to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Cascadia (British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon), Hong Kong and South Eastern Australia.

I recently completed an extensive engagement with the Department of Communications where we collaboratively developed policy, managed programs and promoted awareness of the Australian communications and media environment. I led the Online Safety Education team, helping establish the office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner and delivered critical outcomes as a policy and programme director in: National and Community Broadcasting; e-Safety Policy and Coordination; Indigenous Broadcasting; Security Strategy Policy and Broadcasting Content Policy. In a prior engagement I worked on defining Digital Economy Policy and developing the regulatory environment for Online Content, Copyright and Trade.

My prior experience includes senior management at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as; Regional Development Coordinator for ABC Radio, Manager ABC Coast FM, Manager 612 ABC Brisbane, Manager 105.7 ABC Darwin, Manager 774 ABC Melbourne, Manager Queensland, Manager Northern Territory and General Manager Triple J. I cut my teeth in media by helping kick start the community sector as a board member and broadcaster at 2ARM and program director and broadcaster at 4ZZZ; winning national awards for Documentary, News and Music features.

My core skills are in the strategic development and positioning of communications enterprises, including: governance, policy development and change management; team engagement, deployment and development; business, resource, content and facilities management; media production and presentation; stakeholder engagement, strategic communications and public relations; research and writing; negotiation and conciliation.

I am also an experienced presenter providing voice work for corporate, instructional and documentary productions.

Personal Info

Name Phil Cullen
Address Lower Beechmont, Australia.
Email contact(at)
Phone +61756410101 or +617436294527


  • July 2015 to Current

    Journalism and communications training for the University of Canberra (Video Journalism, Journalism and the Political Process), tour leadership for International Parktours (SE NSW, Cuba, Costa Rica, Oman) and available for contract assignments in communications strategy, content production and team devlopment.

    December 2013 to July 2015

    Various Policy Management assignments in National and Community Broadcasting and Online Cybersafety Policy and Coordination at the Department of Communications, most recently as Manager Online Safety Education - leading the team producing and developing the Cybersafety Help Button and Easy Guide to Socialising Online. The team supported the establishment of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner and other current initiatives, including developing support for schools through engagement with community and industry stakeholders.

    March 2013 to December 2013

    Manager Indigenous Broadcasting, Public Interest Broadcasting, Department of Communications. Responsible for administering the Indigenous Broadcasting Program, a funding programe which supports Indigenous radio broadcasters, peak bodies, content producers and sector training as well as Imparja Television and Indigenous Community Television. Liaise with and advise broadcasters and community stakeholders and manage the movement and transition of the programme to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    November 2012 to March 2013

    Assistant Director, Security Strategy Policy, Department of Communications. Work with the Security Strategy Policy Section to develop policy and practice and provide support on cybersecurity issues for industry, small business and home-users. Here I assisted with the management of Australia's engagement on communications and cybersecurity issues in the Asia-Pacific region and with the development of policy outlining Australia's digital future.

    November 2011 to November 2012

    Assistant Manager, Broadcasting Content Policy, Department of Communications. Assist with the development and provide policy advice on the regulatory framework that provides standards for content broadcast on commercial television and radio.


  • Batchelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology), University of New England (1975-1977).

Media Management

    Change management
    Project management
    Strategic management
    Business management

Production and presentation

    Research and writing
    Presentation (live and in media)
    Technical production (all media)
    Event presentation and production

Training and development

    Workplace induction and development
    Skills upgrade and extension
    Course preparation and presentation

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Contact Info

Located at Lower Beechmont, Australia.
Email: contact(at)
Phone: +61 7 5641 0101 or +61 7 436294527