About us

Michels Warren has a long history of providing outstanding media training services across a broad spectrum of industries. We are well versed in working with Government, not-for-profit, higher education, local and national brands.

Some of our recent media training work has included clients such as TAFE SA, People’s Choice Credit Union, Penfolds, Burnside Hospital, the Government of South Australia, Adelaide Oval and Power & Water (NT).

Our team

Led by Managing Director Phil Martin, the Michels Warren media training team includes senior journalists with extensive local and international experience in news media with organisations such as the ABC, Sky News (UK), Channel 7, Channel 10 and SBS.

Our in-house team is made up of broadcast and print journalism specialists rather than current media ‘personalities’, guaranteeing our clients complete confidentiality as opposed to discussing potentially sensitive material with working journalists.

Phil Martin - Managing Director

Phil has been leading the Michels Warren team as Managing Director since 2003. His experience and understanding of the importance of brand has seen him win PR awards for marketing communication, corporate communication and issues management across diverse fields including health, utilities, government and sport.

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Susan Harrington - Director

Susan is an experienced broadcast journalist, having worked extensively both in Australia and overseas. Her former roles include TV news producer, reporter and chief-of-staff at Channel 9, Channel 7 and ABC Adelaide as well as Visnews, BBC and Reuters TV in London.

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Kristy Macfarlane - Account Director

Kristy joined Michels Warren in 2005 and her current clients include the Adelaide Oval, Walker Corporation, Commercial & General and Country SA PHN.

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Renato Castello - Senior Consultant

Renato brings a wealth of experience built over more than two decades as an accomplished print and digital journalist, most recently as a senior reporter with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail. He has an eye for detail and an ability to distil complex information and concepts.

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Alexandra Green - Consultant

Alexandra joined the Michels Warren team in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media from the University of Adelaide. She is a skilled writer and communicator, working with clients such as Oval Hotel, Racing SA, the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association and Seymour College.

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Briony Hume - Broadcast Media Trainer

Briony’s career as a television journalist, producer and presenter spans nearly 4 decades. She has held positions with ABC News and 7.30 Report, Worldwide Television News (London) and 7 News, before expanding into a freelance role.

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Millie Martin - Video Production

Millie has been with Michels Warren since 2017, first as part of our media training team and then as public relations Consultant Support. She is an experienced videographer and content producer, and also films as-live television press conference interviews as part of our media training division.

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