Matthew Watson


Repute Communications was founded by Matthew Watson, one of Australia’s foremost communications practitioners in media, government and corporate settings.

Matthew has helped countless individuals and organisations ‘tell their story’ to the media, the government, the public and other audiences. He has handled some of the most high profile and difficult communications briefs in Australia.

Matthew graduated with High Distinction from one of Australia’s leading Communications Universities in the early nineties, having completed a BA majoring in Journalism and Politics.

He worked as a radio and television journalist for many years, including a long stint at National Nine News in Sydney where he was a trusted face covering major stories and issues.
Matthew has also been a Communications Manager for a former Cabinet Minister in the issues-rich portfolios of Health, Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, and has worked in a senior communications capacity at a major New South Wales State Owned Corporation.

He has helped countless clients across multiple sectors including transport, resources, banking and property, as well as the not-for-profit sector.

Matthew is a recognised communications expert, having won multiple prestigious state and national PRIA awards for skillful issues and crisis management of matters that have been the subject of global media coverage.