We are proud to announce Jo Curkpatrick as a CSCE Fellow. Jo, who recently announced her retirement after many years leading and advocating for our profession in Australia and internationally, is being recognised for her many gifts to our profession. Her career has been characterised by her consistent involvement in leadership roles within her profession and community. She has volunteered and contributed her leadership skills to various organisations, demonstrating her commitment to advancing the field of communication.
Jo’s commitment to ethics and professionalism is evident through her international certification as a Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) and the Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation. She is one of the first Australian communication professionals to achieve both designations.
Jo’s leadership extends beyond her immediate sphere, as she actively contributed to our profession by joining the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and played a significant role in establishing the first Australia Chapter. She was an inaugural board member and held various leadership positions, including Victorian Chapter President, Public Officer, Membership and Marketing Director, and Regional Conference Chair in Melbourne 2006. On an international level, Jo has made substantial contributions, including serving as the Global Gold Quill Chair, evaluating and being part of Gold Quill award panels over many years, and participating in awards judging in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and San Francisco. She also served as the Asia Pacific Awards Coordinator and Excel Award Chair, allowing her to learn, develop professionally, and collaborate with colleagues worldwide.
“There is no doubt that retirement will not stop Jo from mentoring the many up and coming communication leaders and continually offering her valuable advice. Her advice has almost certainly helped me a number of times over many years” says Adrian Cropley OAM Founder of the CSCE
Congratulations and thank you Jo, from your profession.