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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Marija Zivic - Broadcast Media Trainer

For more than a decade, Marija has been a trusted broadcast voice as a network reporter for Channel Seven and, more recently, for SBS.

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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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Myles Wallace ​ - Consultant

Myles delivers strategic communications outcomes for a range of local and global brands, including Macquarie Capital, EBOS Group, Perks Accountants and Wealth Advisers, SANFL, Adelaide High School and Sight For All. His work encompasses diverse fields such as healthcare, education, sport, business, finance and charity.

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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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Millie Martin - Consultant Support

Millie took on the role of Consultant Support in 2020 after working with our media training team for three years, filming as-live television press conference interviews. She has previously worked as a videographer and content producer for SANFL and at Sky News as a part-time producer and videographer.

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Lesley Johns - Consultant

Lesley Johns is a journalist and communications/media and public relations specialist with experience spanning 30 years.

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