Testimonials

Find out what our clients have to say

20039da.jpg Elaine McKay
Director Global Social Programs, JTI

I can recommend Kelsey without hesitation simply because she gets it! She understands our sustainability story and works relentlessly to ensure that she meets our expectations. She is highly skilled and professional, and never misses a deadline. It has been a pleasure to work with her over the last three years, and I look forward to excellent teamwork in the future.”
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Head of Sustainability, Rabobank Markets
“It was a joy to work with Kelsey on corporate policy development. With her rare combination of subject-matter knowledge on many sustainability topics, analytical skills, an intuitive feel for how to communicate things easier and better, and consultative capacities to challenge the work at hand to make things better, Kelsey has provided added value to our policy redesign work. And last but not least, her passion for work and for working with people have a positive impact on the people she works with. Where Kelsey is, people light up.”
Elena Adyos Elena Aydos
Lecturer, University of Newcastle (UON)
“I am the course coordinator for Environmental Law at the Newcastle Law School (UON) and in January 2017 I invited Kelsey to be a guest speaker in this course. Kelsey did a brilliant work, sharing with our students her passion and significant experience in CSR, sustainability and corporate communications. It was inspiring to hear about Kelsey’s professional experiences prior to founding Kumalie in 2011 and her enthusiasm working with businesses on stimulating action around meeting the SDGs and their targets.”
AAEAAQAAAAAAAAfaAAAAJDBmN2E1MjRjLTk4OGQtNDRhOC1iOTYzLTA3N2YwZDhiOWI2OA.jpg Peter Bowden, Managing Director, Wildara
“I would like to thank Kumalie Communications for enhancing our market engagement strategy. We highly regard the friendly, collaborative and hands-on approach, and their understanding and appreciation of our company values. Kumalie was engaged to assist in developing our strategy to connect with new clients and to enhance our communications with the local market. As a direct result of the strategy they developed, we have achieved several of our corporate objectives including securing a stronger order book and have broadened our client network. In particular, we would like to thank Kelsey for the infectious energy, professionalism and dedication she brought to the project.”
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Director Operations, SEFA

Kelsey first worked with SEFA in 2011, with the 
writing of our successful business plan and grant application, which helped establish SEFA. She has since worked with us on developing our corporate identity and communications strategy, as well as providing guidance on our impact reports, media relations, website and newsletters. Kelsey has an excellent understanding of impact investing issues, as well as corporate sustainability. Kelsey is a delight to work with. She is able to quickly grasp our needs and delivers on time and within budget. I would recommend Kelsey for any organisation that is looking for top tier communications and corporate sustainability services.
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Corporate Affairs & Communications, ARISE

Kelsey is a pleasure to work with because her pleasant and positive attitude can make work seem fun and interesting. She is well aware of the issues related to sustainability and social needs, and is able to pre-empt her client needs in a timely manner. She has the ability to convert long, complex and technical reports into accessible and reader friendly summaries and to interpret detailed reports and extract key messages. She is very responsive and always take the initiative to make sure her work is done well and in a creative way.”
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Director, Digital Strategist & Facilitator, Magenta Digital
“I have worked with Kelsey on several large online projects over the years – both, within an agency environment and more recently as an independent contractor. She has always proven herself to be professional, collaborative and passionate about her work. An excellent communicator – in writing and in person, Kelsey is a pleasure to work with and her attention to client needs is always appreciated, as is her sense of humour.”
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Communications Specialist, Triodos Investment Management
“Kelsey is highly professional, and a creative writer and critical thinker. She has the ability to ask the right questions – the interviews she has done for the online magazine Upsides are among the best read. In 2014, Kelsey wrote two of just six interviews that were selected for the Upsides Yearbook. She is knowledgeable about sustainable investment and responsible finance, and is a pleasure to work with.”
Rosl Veltmeijer Rosl Veltmeijer
Head Sustainability Research, Triodos Bank
“Kelsey has been a great inspiration. I can recommend Kelsey to everyone who is searching for a very intelligent, highly committed professional with a big heart.”

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