As the Global Head of Communications, Gemma is responsible for overseeing the Keypath Education brand and communications across our markets. A large part of this is internal communications and supporting our Diversity and Inclusion framework. Gemma also leads the Australian content and creative team who develop all content for Keypath Australia's university partner program marketing and communication campaigns. Gemma has been a Keypather for four years and absolutely loves being part of an organisation that's leading the transformation of higher education across the globe.
What do you bring to Keypath Education as Global Head of Communications?
15+ years of communications and marketing expertise across higher education, media, and events. Strengths in creative and strategic thinking, communicating complex ideas, a passion for justice and equality, leadership and team-building. A drive to make the work-life of those around me as rewarding and enjoyable as it possibly can be.
How do you measure your success?
By observing the professional and personal growth of my team members, taking time to reflect on projects achieved over time, and by hearing the stories from our people, partners, and their students on the impact Keypath has in their lives.
What's the best lesson you've learned in business?
There's no way I can pick one, as it depends on what area of 'business' we're talking about. If I pick leadership, something I’ve been pondering on lately is "believe in yourself, and believe in others". Nothing propels you or others forward more than a bit of belief in your capability and instilling that in others when they might doubt themselves (as we so often do).
What excites you about higher education?
Higher education is going through a significant transformation, and Covid 19 has only accelerated it. Everything is changing - from when, where, how and what you study, to the impact this has on your learner experience, career, and community. To know that I get to work with an organisation that is leading that change, it's rewarding and exciting!
If you found yourself stranded on a desert island, what book would you wish you had?
While I feel this question wants me to say a business or leadership book of some sort, I'm going to go with How To Survive On A Desert Island.