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.

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.

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.

Philomena Smillie

Senior Public Relations and Marketing Consultant

Philomena is a highly experienced creative consultant with a strong history working in marketing, social and digital media. She has previously operated her own social media and photography business while also holding senior roles as Social Media Manager for a number of leading WA businesses.

Range of communications services

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