Meet the team.

Nicholas Read

Principal and Managing Director

Nicholas has over 25 years’ experience in the media, public relations and investor relations industries, having commenced his career in the early 1990s as a finance journalist with the Australian Financial Review newspaper and Australian Associated Press. He joined Jan Hope & Partners in November 1995 and becoming a partner in the business the following year. He became Principal and Managing Director of the consultancy in July 2006, changing the company name to Read Corporate. Nicholas holds an MA (First Class) in modern history from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, where he lived for three years until 1992.

Sharon Read

Director, Conferences and Events Manager

Sharon has been with Read Corporate since 2006, and is responsible for coordinating the Resources Rising Stars Conferences and Events.

Paul Armstrong


Paul has been a journalist for more than 20 years, including several senior positions both within Australia and overseas. These include the posts of Resources Editor and Business Editor at The West Australian. Paul has also worked as a senior business journalist at The Times of London and the London Evening Standard. In 2003 he was appointed Editor of The West Australian, a position he held for five years.

Kate Bell

Senior Consultant

Kate has 19 years’ experience in investor and media relations, including 6 years in Sydney as an in-house Communications and Media Relations Manager for a national financial planning network. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) degree from the University of Newcastle and joined Read Corporate in February 2006 as a Senior Consultant.

Stephanie Hood

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Stephanie is a social media manager with a passion for creating engaging content and building strong online communities.

Stephanie is a Curtin University graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations & Business Management) and joined Read Corporate in 2022.

Louise Poat

Investor Relations Coordinator

Louise has 12 years’ experience working in the financial industry in London and Melbourne. Prior to joining Read Corporate, Louise was Head of Corporate Access at CitiGroup covering Australian and New Zealand corporates.

Louise is experienced in arranging strategic roadshows, investor field trips, conferences and investor forums locally and offshore. 

Range of communications services

Read Corporate offers a complete range of services to help you clearly and effectively communicate with investors and stakeholders.