Grace Richards

Communications and Media Officer, Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership


As Communications and Media Officer for the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership (HR2RP) Grace oversees all facets of the partnerships strategic and day-to-day communication activities. A big part of her remit is to communicate with the media, with the 31 organisations that make up the partnership, and the local community in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region.

On any given day you will find her engaging audiences through writing copy, sharing knowledge, delivering events, creating marketing materials and building integrated campaigns. Her not so secret mission is to translate the rigorous science produced by the partnership into easy-to-understand information.

Grace has more than ten years’ experience in marketing, communications, and events. Prior to joining the HR2RP Grace worked in the tech, professional services, sustainability, engineering, fashion, and non-for-profit sectors.

Grace holds a bachelor’s degree from Swinburne University in Commerce – Entrepreneurship and Innovation with a co-major in Marketing and a minor in Chinese Language.