Meet our team

Lucy Beytagh

Founder & Managing Director

Strategic Counsel

Lucy founded The LKB Agency in 2016 with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic corporate and government communication, engagement and events.

Lucy’s career has spanned working in both agency and inhouse and has included working with multiple NSW Government agencies, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Sydney Opera House, Aurecon and Tenix.

Renowned for her calm and considered approach, Lucy helps clients reach their strategic goals, supports businesses to effectively engage their audiences, and provides expert advice in times of crisis.

For this reason, Lucy also offers a specialised coaching service – Calm communication, where she works one on one with leaders and teams to show them how a more strategic, calm and considered approach can help them reach their communication goals.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Social Sciences, is qualified by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and Meeting and Events Australia (MEA).

Aran Beytagh

Director & BUSINESS MANAGER

Aran has a background in construction and infrastructure and is an experienced project manager.

He joined LKB in 2016 to take on the role of business manager, overseeing all client accounts and contracts, project administration, human resources and business and financial planning.

Aran takes care of all behind the scenes operations, systems and processes so the team can stay focused on continuously delivering high quality work for our clients.

Kirsty Bennett

National Director People & Projects

Kirsty is a communication and engagement professional with over 18 years’ experience across stakeholder and community engagement, government relations, media relations, issues management, event management and internal communication.

She most recently led Aurecon’s NSW Communication and Stakeholder Engagement practice, leading a portfolio of projects across infrastructure, transport, water and energy.

Kirsty has extensive experience working on complex stakeholder engagement projects including managing corporate communication, stakeholder engagement and media for the Olympic Delivery Authority before, during and after the London Olympics.

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Cultural Studies) from Macquarie University, is qualified by and is a member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Kirsty leads project delivery and continues to grow LKB’s engagement portfolio as National Director People & Projects.

Nikki Edwards

Regional Director, Queensland

Nikki has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communication across public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Sydney, Brisbane and London. She has a proven record of delivering communication, stakeholder engagement and community engagement projects for transport, infrastructure and road safety projects.

Most recently Nikki has worked with Queensland Rail and Brisbane City Council, delivering change communication, community engagement and construction communication projects.

Nikki joins LKB to lead our Queensland based projects and team, bringing her extensive skills and experience working on large scale, complex projects and engaging with diverse communities and stakeholders to our Queensland and national clients.

Nikki holds a Bachelor of Business – Public Relations from Queensland University of Technology, is a qualified International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) practitioner and a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA).

Kyra Stanley

Communication & Engagement Manager

Kyra is a skilled professional with three years’ experience in the industry and a keen interest in engaging audiences through meaningful content.

Kyra is experienced across all business streams and is passionate about managing the end-to-end delivery of projects. Her experience ranges across working with government, corporate, education, finance and health clients.

She is skilled at writing for all formats and is focused on driving results for her clients through in-depth research and industry knowledge. A true problem solver, Kyra focuses on finding innovative solutions to promote strong relationships and connections between business and their audiences.

Kyra holds a Bachelor in Media, Public Relations and Social Media from Macquarie University  and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Elizabeth Ferguson

Senior Communication & Engagement Consultant

As an effective Communication professional, Elizabeth is relationship driven, results oriented, and a great communicator. She thoroughly enjoys the creative side of communications, whether its creative problem solving or creative design.

Elizabeth has experience in supporting and coordinating end-to-end delivery of campaigns, projects and events for clients across the government and non-for-profit sector. She is skilled at writing for all formats and driving results through a relationship-oriented approach to her work.

Her expertise lies in her ability to provide creative insight, communication pieces, and guidance to clients.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from Charles Sturt University and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Amelia Breen

Communication & Engagement Consultant

Amelia is an effective communication professional. She enjoys forming connections with others whilst applying creative thinking and analytical skill to her work. She has a strong passion for various areas of design, developing skills in digital marketing, content creation and communication.

She enjoys conducting research across industry sectors and engaging in innovative problem solving, driven by an attention to detail.

Amelia holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Design from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Julian Annison

Project Coordinator

Julian is a fast-moving, agile young communications and marketing professional.

Julian is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Wollongong, where his study areas of focus include Marketing, Public Relations and Management. Julian previously worked for Hireup in a variety of roles including Communications, Public Affairs and Marketing.

Julian is a proud advocate for equality and is passionate about serving and helping others to lead their best lives and tell their story.

Chloe Beytagh

Project Support & Executive Assistant

Chloe is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts (Social Justice) and Law at Macquarie University. She is passionate about ensuring others are heard and considered, executed by forming strong relationships and problem solving. Chloe enjoys researching and formatting, guaranteeing that those around her feel supported and organised.

Chloe joins LKB as Project Support and Executive Assistant.

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