Andrea Clarke is an accomplished television news correspondent and communication professional with 15 years experience in the international media arena. After five years reporting for Channel Ten across Australia, Andrea moved to Washington D.C. in 2004 to cover major news events for Reuters, Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and Australia’s Seven Network – including the 2004 presidential election, the Virginia Tech shooting and Hurricane Katrina.
Andrea then established the media relations strategy for International Relief and Development, one of the largest aid groups in the United States – working specifically on increasing the profile of programs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia and Jordan, with stakeholders on Capitol Hill.
In 2009, Andrea was hired to serve as Senior Communications Director for the Save Darfur Coalition – the largest grassroots advocacy movement in the world where she lead efforts to co-ordinate media coverage, partnerships and organisational branding to support campaign objectives. Among other initiatives, Andrea was behind an unprecedented outreach event between the State Department and the Sudan advocacy movement. In a live, online broadcast from the White House, the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan answered questions from activists about the administration’s strategy to bring peace to the region.
Andrea is a graduate of Deakin University in Victoria with a Graduate Diploma in Defence Studies and a M.A. in International Strategic Studies.
Continuing a commitment to formal education, she is now pursuing an Executive Certificate in Global Management and Leadership with INSEAD at its foundation campus outside of Fountainebleu in France, through short courses over a five year period.
A strong advocate for supporting leadership in the workplace, Andrea now delivers training workshops to help professionals ‘Communicate with Authority’. Andrea is also an adjunct staff member at Bond University, lecturing on human rights and foreign correspondence.