The team


Sam Walsh


Sam established Chatterbox projects after seeing first-hand the support many organisations need in reaching and connecting with communities and hard to reach groups on the ground. This led to the creation of a fleet of bright coloured purpose built pop-up engagement trailers that take creative and targeted and inclusive engagement to where people are.       


Prior to setting up the business, Sam worked for 25 years in the government and not-for-profit sector in a range of senior roles in the engagement and community development space.


Her areas of expertise include engagement strategy, planning and delivery, workshop design and facilitation, development of innovative engagement methods and tools, engagement training, major projects management, data analysis and reporting, placemaking and activations, arts & culture and leisure service planning.


Angela joined the Chatterbox team in 2015, after working 15 years for both State and Local Government in engagement, communications and corporate planning roles.  


Her areas of expertise include engagement and communication strategy, planning and delivery, issues management, engagement promotion and corporate and strategic planning.

Angela Walter

Principal Consultant


Emily has over 12 years experience in community engagement at the Local Government level including managing and driving engagement policy and practices across organisations.


Her areas of expertise include community engagement design and delivery, deliberative engagement, online platforms, facilitation, training and evaluation.

Emily Physick

Senior Engagement Consultant


Colleen Burke

Engagement Consultant, Artist and Creative Support

Colleen has been working with ChatterBox Projects for the past 6 years in a range of roles including leading artist, community engagement consultant and workshop facilitator.


She brings years of teaching and Local Government experience and creativity to the team.


Karen Louey

Engagement Consultant and Business Support

Karen has been working with ChatterBox Projects for the past 2 years as both a community engagement consultant and providing business support.  Her diverse range of experience spanning over 20 years has provided her with professional proactive leadership skills in administration and project management to the team.


Orlando has been a part of the ChatterBox Team since 2017 and brings lots of engagement and communications experience from his roles in Local Government and nursing.

Orlando Green

Engagement Consultant