The SAS Group is delighted to announce that former senior print and broadcast journalist, corporate communications specialist and State Government Minister Scott Emerson has joined our team as a Director.
Mr Emerson will further strengthen the SAS Group’s offering in corporate communications, and crisis and issues management. He will also bring direct experience in financial communications and investor relations.
Managing Director Peter Costantini said Mr Emerson’s appointment continued the SAS Group’s long history of securing the services of highly experienced former journalists and members of Government.
“Scott joins former Federal Assistant Minister The Hon. Bernie Ripoll and former Federal Minister the Hon. Larry Anthony as members of the SAS Group team to have held executive office in the nation’s governments,” Mr Costantini said.
“And having worked for both the national broadsheet and the national broadcaster, he also joins Malcolm Cole, John Short, Lisa Carter and Lisa Palu as SAS Group team members with senior experience in the mainstream media.
“With such a unique mix of experience, Scott will be a very valuable member of the team, and we are delighted that he has agreed to come on board.”
Mr Emerson was the State member for Indooroopilly from 2009 to 2017. He served as the Minister for Transport and Main Roads from 2012 to 2015, and held roles of Shadow Minister for Transport, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Small Business.
Prior to entering Parliament, he was an equity partner in a Brisbane based public relations firm from 2004 to 2009, and he helped position that business as one of Queensland’s leading media relations firms.
His media career began in 1988 with the ABC in Brisbane. In 1991 he moved to Sydney to work as a reporter on ABC Radio's flagship current affairs programs, AM, PM and The World Today.
He returned to Brisbane in 1992 as the senior Queensland reporter for ABC Radio Current Affairs. In 1994 he joined The Australian as its Queensland political reporter. In 1998 he was appointed the paper's Queensland Bureau Chief and in 2000 was National Chief of staff during the Sydney Olympics.
Mr Emerson is a Churchill Fellow, undertaking research at Harvard and Washington into emerging campaigning and communication techniques. He holds degrees in Economics and the Arts with Laws and Journalism majors from the University of Queensland.
While at UQ, he edited the student newspaper Semper Floreat, and was chairman of the Journalism Students Association.
Scott is married to Robyn, and they have a daughter and a son.