Shaping
public policy
is hard.

Evidence-based policy is the buzzword in the halls of Parliament, but the tools of the trade haven’t changed much since federation.

Advocacy groups still rely on memory, written notes and spreadsheets to plan their government engagement and track their conversations with MPs.

We’re changing that.

Our Founders

Nicole Buskiewicz

Nicole Buskiewicz

CEO

Nikki is a senior political and government relations professionals who, prior to starting Advoc8, worked in senior advisory roles for Premiers, Ministers and ASX listed companies. She was also the inaugural Managing Director of DIGI, the peak advocacy body for global technology companies. Her desire to see a more meaningful and productive relationship between governments and communities inspired her to find new ways to innovate in the government relations space.

Harry Curotta

Harry Curotta

CTO

Harry earned his stripes working on large distributed systems at J.P. Morgan and IBM. With over a decade of technology experience spanning banking, logistics, media and retail, he has spent the last 5 years in the US and UK building and scaling software products with startups in Silicon Valley, New York and London. He's responsible for the nuts and bolts of Advoc8 and is always on the hunt for new and novel problems to solve with code.

Our Advisory Team

Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman

Senior Legal Counsel

AMP

Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin

Lead Counsel, APAC Privacy

Facebook

Veronica Newman

Veronica Newman

Government Relations Manager

IAG

Matt Hingerty

Matt Hingerty

Chief of Communications and Government Relations

Star Scientific