Christmas Jalili is a public affairs, strategic communications and social research advisory consulting private sector organisations and industry groups on issues in business, finance and politics.
We work hand-in-hand with organisations at senior executive level to provide strategic advice and counsel on complex communications, government and stakeholder relations challenges in an effort to ensure they achieve their commercial, policy and strategic goals.
Principal Damon Jalili has unique experience advising a broad range of leading Australian and international companies and industry groups as well as working within Federal Government in a Cabinet Minister’s office and on state and federal election campaigns.
We provide the full suite of public affairs and campaign counsel, including services such as:
Political and regulatory advocacy – strategic counselling, messages and materials, issues management and submission support
Profile raising – development and advice on engagement strategies that include high-level meetings, event identification and networking
Monitoring of government and legislative issues as well as political party and industry announcements
Intelligence gathering – political summaries, specific issues monitoring and other opportunities
Tailored focus groups and polling to understand and influence the debate
We act with discretion and integrity, strictly adhering to the codes of conduct and lobbyist registers established by the Australian and state governments.
Damon is a government engagement and strategic communications specialist with over 20 years experience in designing and delivering government relations, strategic communications and social research programs for high profile clients in Australia and internationally. He has experience in government working for the Federal Finance Minister as well as on federal and state political campaigns.
He specialises in the strategic analysis of complex issues, designing innovative and insightful stakeholder engagement programs and identifying not just what people think, but exploring what is driving the situation and developing the most effective strategy to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. This makes him an invaluable adviser for clients in developing and implementing stakeholder engagement and strategic communications programs.
Damon has worked on a number of high profile and sensitive issues for a range of clients including Google, Telstra, Adobe, Intel, Nokia, McAfee, Dtex Systems, Splunk, Good Technology, Veriluma, Blockchain Australia, Bird, Hyperloop One, the Financial Services Council, Holon Global Investments, Universities Australia, UTS, UWS, the Australian Federal Police, Department of Industry, Department of Finance, Sydney Airports, Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, North West Rail Link, M5 Motorway, Engineers Australia, Arup, Carnival Cruise Lines, Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF), Accenture Resources, Brickworks, Hume Coal, TransGrid, Woolworths, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Australian Pork Limited (APL), CropLife Australia, Agripower, The George Institute for Global Health, Cancer Drugs Alliance, Rare Cancers Australia and The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Damon holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Macquarie University where he was awarded the Macquarie University Psychology Department Prize for Design and Statistics. He has a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney. He has also studied at the United Nations University in Amman, Jordan, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne.