Larissa Mallinson

Senior Consultant


“All politics is local. I believe that understanding what drives and motivates people to react in a certain way is critical to getting the messaging and strategy right to deliver a successful campaign.”
  • Political and Media Advice
  • Campaign Management
  • Issues Management

Larissa’s expertise lies in political and regulatory campaigns in complex stakeholder environments where there is an imperative to build coalitions of support.
She has worked at all three levels of government in Australia.
Working as a senior media advisor to a Federal MP, a Federal Minister and a range of departments, Larissa spent nearly a decade providing communications counsel across a range of portfolios including aged care, mental health and multiculturalism at a Federal level, and trade, investment and local government at a State level.
Most recently, Larissa worked as the Communications Manager for the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet advising Ministers, senior bureaucrats, and Ministerial advisors on a range of sensitive political and regulatory topics, including council waste management contracts, IPART determinations on special variations for land rates and the closure of public facilities, such as swimming pools.
Larissa also has experience in advertising, social and digital media.