Cannings Purple expands Corporate Affairs team with appointment of Carina Tan-Van Baren

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Strategic communications consultancy Cannings Purple has expanded its Corporate Affairs division, appointing Carina Tan-Van Baren (pictured) to the role of account manager.

Tan-Van Baren has a diverse background of nearly 30 years' experience across communications, government and commercial law. As part of the Corporate Affairs team, her role with Cannings Purple will see her specialise in the property and aged care sectors.

Tan-Van Baren held a number of senior roles at The West Australian, including stints as a political reporter and chief of staff in the paper's Federal Parliament bureau in Canberra. After leaving journalism, she worked at federal government level as a public affairs officer in the Department of Health and Ageing and as media adviser to the Attorney-General and Minister for Communications and the Arts.
More recently, Tan-Van Baren was a commercial solicitor at Lavan, specialising in property law, particularly large-scale land acquisitions, property development, joint ventures and foreign investment.

Cannings Purple Corporate Affairs Director, Fran Lawrence, said Ms Tan-Van Baren's appointment reflected the continuing growth of the firm and added to the depth and diversity of its talent.

"Carina offers a rare skill set in the corporate affairs space. Her experience across communications, government and commercial law provides valuable perspective to clients, particularly those with complex communications challenges and those concerned with reputation management."

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