Managing Director & Founder
Our multi award winning team is led by industry veteran – and military veteran – Deanna Nott. Deanna has been working in the public relations and journalism industry for almost three decades.
Having started her career as a journalist on the Gold Coast, she moved into public relations in the mid 90s. She has held senior private and public sector roles across Australia and overseas, including several executive level positions in the Department of Defence and local government. Deanna launched her firm Wings Public Relations in 2016 and specialises in communication strategy development and implementation for a wide range of private and public sector clients, as well as Not for Profit organisations.
Deanna has extensive experience in developing multi-year engagement and communications frameworks to support Government campaigns designed to influence behaviour change. She has been responsible for developing and implementing significant education and awareness campaigns for organisations including the Department of Defence, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Logan City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council. Prior to launching Wings PR, Deanna gained a high profile in south-east Queensland and beyond as Logan City Council’s head of media and communication by developing award-winning campaigns designed to change perceptions of the city located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. In fact, Deanna and her team were awarded the Public Relations Institute of Australia In-House PR Team Award for 2014.
Deanna spent 20 years working as a senior communications specialist within the Department of Defence before her move into local government.
In 2022, Deanna was named the Women Chiefs of Enterprises International Entrepreneur of the Year, won the Australian Defence Industry Awards Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year, was a Finalist in the Women in Business Awards and a Finalist in the Women in Defence Industry Awards.
Deanna is renowned for her passion, love of crafting the perfect communication campaign, nurturing young talent and devotion to excellence. Deanna proudly serves the nation as a Royal Australian Air Force Reservist, joining in 1994. She was promoted to Wing Commander in June 2021. In November 2020 she was awarded a Chief of the Defence Force Commendation. Deanna’s energy and expertise in the communication field has led to key roles in the public sector, including appointment as Aide-De-Camp to the Governor of South Australia. In November 2021 she was appointed to the National Board of the Air Force Association as Director Communications and Reputation Management and until recently served on the Board of Common Ground Queensland – helping end homelessness.