Kate Hannemann

Managing Director and Founder

Kate’s passion for working with businesses and leaders to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks they face around their reputation underpins the direction of communikate et al.

Kate established communikate et al in 1995 with a firm focus on values achieving real results for clients in a contemporary style consultancy, merging marketing with PR. She has since added digital, design and stakeholder/customer engagement to communikate et al given the change in needs of the industries we work in.

Given her governance experience, she now works with clients and the communikate et al team in a strategic development role for clients, particularly those leading complex organisations with a multitude of stakeholders where their reputation and relationships with each is highly likely to affect their success.

Demand for communikate et al’s services continues to grow across a multitude of different sectors Australia-wide as the businesses communikate et al works with capitalise on the opportunities ahead.

Kate is committed to ensuring that communikate et al is an employer of choice, knowing that the team is the lifeblood of the business. She has always been passionate about offering opportunities to students and early-career professionals as part of her commitment to developing talent in a meaningful and values oriented environment.

Her acquired expertise spans a range of specialist industry sectors including:

  • education
  • aged care
  • retail
  • the arts
  • entrepreneurial business
  • property
  • franchising
  • not-for-profit
  • major events
  • government
  • health
Governance and community

Another of Kate’s passions is giving back to community so she has a long history of board and committee roles in education, entrepreneurship, arts, franchising and aged care.

Most recently, Kate was the Chair of the Governing Council for one of SA’s top performing schools, Linden Park Primary School.

Her prior governance experience includes board roles of the following organisations:

  • leading aged care provider, Eldercare
  • South Australian board of global entrepreneurial organisation, EO
  • top tier school, St Peter’s Girls School
  • youth arts company Cirkidz

Kate’s earlier community roles were as Chair of the SA Committee of the Foundation of Young Australians and a member of its National Granting Committee. She has also been a committee member of the Franchise Council.

Early in her career Kate was a lecturer, course coordinator and member of the curriculum advisory committee for the Graduate Diploma of Communications at the University of South Australia and has been called upon to lecture to business students at the University of SA.

Kate has also been a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

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What our clients have to say

The South Australian Museum worked with communikate on a SA Tourism Award submission. The submission is a huge task with many moving parts and communikate helped bring it all together seamlessly. Always a pleasure working with CK!

Ashleigh Glynn
Communications Lead, SA Museum

We have really enjoyed partnering with communikate on some key projects and appreciate their responsiveness and the quality of service they provide. communikate’s ability to be agile and quickly act on changes to strategy has been impressive and has resulted in us being confident in the fact that they keep the best interests of our campaign front of mind. The level of detail they provide in their reports has ensured we’re able to learn from our hits and misses and adapt our future strategies accordingly.

Daniel Stevens
Marketing & Communications Team Leader, City of Adelaide

Bec, Henry and the team understood our brand from the get go and it showed from concept to delivery. During an intensely busy time for our team, they worked seamlessly with us to develop and manage an integrated campaign... The results were outstanding and put the hotel in an excellent position to launch into a competitive market, with strong occupancy experienced. We really value our partnership.

Chris Curran
Director of Hotel Openings & Operations, Pro-invest Hotels Group

communikate were initially engaged to assist in rebranding and marketing. I was most impressed with the way they listened, interpreted our ideas and turned them into something the whole community took pride in…. Their strategy helped us to achieve strong enrolment numbers… I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a professional, innovative, talented and highly relational marketing (and more) agency.

Peter Daw
Former Principal, Mercedes College

We have been hugely impressed with the way communikate et al have immersed themselves in learning our brand and respecting our approach. It felt like they just ‘got us’ from the start! It has been such a pleasure working with their professional, smart and dynamic team.

Jocelyn Marsland
Manager – Communications and Marketing, Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

We love the Daily Moves branding that communikate et al created. It is friendly, flexible for different applications, and our marketing collateral stands out from the rest. We have received a lot of compliments from participants and stakeholders who love it just as much as we do.

Alyssa Hill
Daily Moves Program Coordinator, City of Unley

communikate et al were an integral part of the King William Road upgrade team from the initial community consultation right through to completion. The brand they created fit the project perfectly. They took the time to understand the complexities and always delivered with strategic oversight, ensuring things were done with purpose and meaning. Having them on board was invaluable.

Akarra Klingberg
Former Coordinator Business and Economic Development, City of Unley

communikate et al has been our trusted partner for strategic communications and advice over a number of years. The team is always responsive and reliable, and the quality of work is first rate.

Anita Harvey
Head of Brand & Marketing, Partnered Health

communikate bring a valuable offering to project delivery mainly due to their industry experience in navigating through complex situations by providing balanced points of views with focused outcomes.

Mark Van Roekel
Capital Delivery Manager, Flinders Ports Holdings

Could not be happier with the team at communikate et al. They understand us, and that is reflected in the brand assets they crafted for our business. The positive feedback has been overwhelming.

James Kennett
Executive Director, Kennett Builders