The Campaigner

Tim Gartrell is an experienced, winning, national campaign director. He has been the Campaign Director for two of Australia’s biggest votes in our times –  Kevin07 and the historic YES Equality Campaign in 2017.

Tim’s career spans three decades in campaigning, advocacy, external relations, and communications. Tim’s great skill is to bring together all the elements of complex and difficult campaigns – research, strategy, advertising, communications (including digital and social media) and stakeholders. He has one of the largest networks across Australian society – government, politics, NGOs, businesses, unions and the media. He is a proven collaborator who builds coalitions to overcome difficult and complex challenges.

His leadership roles have included - Campaign Director YES Equality Campaign, Joint Campaign Director Recognise, CEO Generation One, CEO Auspoll, National Secretary and National Campaign Director Australian Labor Party.  In 2009 he was awarded the National Press Club’s “Golden Gong” for Public Affairs.

In the two years I’ve worked with Tim it’s always felt more like a partnership than a client/agency relationship. Apart from his huge experience in the political field, Tim has his finger firmly on the common pulse and has an uncanny ability to identify bullshit. I believe our skills and experience will complement each other in a way which is unique in Australia.
— Simon Collins - Partner