Genevieve Jacobs
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I have spent a lifetime as a journalist and an ABC broadcaster. I listen to my community, I talk to my community.

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I know that good communication is, first and foremost, about listening. Listening precedes understanding. With understanding comes confidence, respect and the ability to contribute.

I'm able to identify and articulate those things that ring true in our daily lives, to draw focus on the detail - the little things that point to the meaning.

Everyone has strengths. Mine is the capacity to master complex matters rapidly and to distil the  essence of any issue with clarity and precision. From a mass of fact, opinion, creativity and  reality, I draw people together and lead them in the search for practical outcomes.

Conference Chair


Community Consultation Leader

Strategic Communication Frameworks

Media Kits



Public Speaker

Master of Ceremonies

Media Training

Speech Writing

Tour Leader


The National Gallery

The National Museum

The National Library

Yowani Grounds

The Museum of Australian Democracy

The Canberra Business Chamber

The Canberra Convention Bureau


Boards & Committees

ACT’s Cultural Facilities Corporation/Heritage Advisory Committee

National Folk Festival Board Member

Canberra International Music Festival Board Member

Conflict Resolution Service Board Member

M16 Artspace Board Member

International and National Cultural/Arts Tour Leader

Japan (2015) Renaissance Tours

China (2017) Renaissance Tours

Canberra International Music Festival (April 2018) Renaissance Tours

Scotland (July 2018) Renaissance Tours

Community Organisations

Champion - Capital Region Landkeepers Trust

Ambassador - Tara Costigan Foundation

Ambassador - ACT Mental Health Week

Patron - ACT Wildlife Rescue

Vice President - The Gift of Life


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I have known Genevieve Jacobs for some ten years. She has been a great help to Manning Clark House as a chair of discussions and events, dealing with very distinguished speakers and a sometimes bolshie audience. She always manages this with great aplomb and with the greatest good humour. Genevieve is an ornament that must continue to shine in the area of communication and beyond.
— Sebastian Clark, President of Manning Clark House