Font PR senior team 2018

Font Public Relations senior team (L-R), Partner Brad Nowland, Senior Consultant Lucinda Szczypior, Managing Director Becher Townshend and Partner Brad Stansfield.

Two of Tasmania’s top political strategists and communications professionals, the two Brads – Brad Stansfield and Brad Nowland have joined the state’s leading public relations firm, Font PR as Partners. 

Font PR Managing Director, Becher Townshend said the ‘two Brads’ would significantly expand the firm’s business presence in Tasmania and interstate, taking the business, which is recognised for its leadership in the public relations field, to the next level. 

“Both Mr Stansfield and Mr Nowland bring high level communications skills, political acumen and government experience to Font PR as well as having a deep understanding of issues management in the local and national context,” Mr Townshend said. 

“Brad Stansfield is a highly respected political professional who was Chief of Staff to Premier Will Hodgman for eight years and masterminded the 2014 and 2018 state election victories. 

“Brad Nowland was the Liberals’ Press Secretary for a decade and worked closely with Brad Stansfield during this period, building a reputation for delivering exceptional results in the strategic communications and campaigning fields. 

“Coupled with our existing highly skilled team, I am confident that there is a very bright future ahead for Font PR and our clients.” 

Mr Stansfield said he was excited by the opportunity to work with a variety of organisations to achieve their communications needs. 

“My time in Government has demonstrated that a clear plan, properly followed can achieve significant outcomes and I look forward to working for Font PR’s clients and helping to grow the business,” Mr Stansfield said. 

Mr Nowland said it was an exciting opportunity to apply his skills to Font PR’s broad range of clients. 

“I’m looking forward to creating and delivering really innovative and high impact campaigns for our clients and making sure that their voices are well and truly heard,” Mr Nowland said. 

About Font PR 

Font PR has representatives throughout Tasmania and is based in Hobart with some eight staff, working with a variety of clients in the business, not-for-profit and semi government sectors as well as peak organisations. 

The public relations firm can trace its origins back to 1989 and in 2009 became known as Font PR under the leadership of Managing Director, Becher Townshend. 

Mr Townshend is an award winning MEAA former Journalist, having worked for The Advocate Newspaper and Southern Cross Television as well as a former Labor staffer for Former Federal Minister, Duncan Kerr. 

He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania and was made a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia in 2014.