Cara Spencer, Executive Manager
Cara is a highly experienced, senior corporate communicator with a background in government and community organisations. Qualified in public relations, leadership and management, she has held executive and senior management roles in some of Australia’s leading charities and service providers.
Cara has been responsible for managing multiple service brands, diverse teams and executing national PR campaigns on behalf of government, such as Living Is for Everyone – the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. Her strong leadership skills have been instrumental in building and mentoring high preforming teams of marketing and communication professionals.
Previously a professional fundraising consultant, Cara has a strong interest in community engagement to elicit social change. An experienced project manager, she is committed to strategic planning and consultation. As a generalist she has a broad range of skills, from professional writing and the creative process, to internal and external communication, social media, online communication, media relations, marketing, event management and business development. Cara is passionate about public health and policy, after dedicating several years working in public affairs within the health sector. She has a flair for event management and has managed the production of some of Victoria’s largest festival, and a number of corporate and community events.
Cara is currently responsible for supporting PLUM's people and PLUM's most valued clients to effectively work in partnership to achieve excellent outcomes on every project. Cara supports our clients to find the perfect consultants to fulfill of their communication needs, while she mentors and manages our consultants to reach their professional goals.