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Scott Kelleher

Media Director, AusAID
Scott Kelleher

 Scott joined AusAID in 2010 as the agency’s Media Director. Originally a journalist and magazine editor, he took a different career path into the NGO sector when he joined World Vision Australia in 1993. From 1994 to 1999 he spent his time in Africa, covering World Vision’s relief and development activities from the Sudan to South Africa as the regional photojournalist in Nairobi. Scott joined AMREF, the African Medical Research Foundation – Africa’s equivalent of the Royal Flying Doctor Service – as Communications Director in 1997.

Scott returned home to Australia in 2000 to join the public service and has worked in senior media roles with the NSW Police, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. He is responsible for AusAID’s day-to-day engagement with the media in support of the Government’s efforts to inform the public on the activities of the Australian aid program.