Gianna Ferrara | Community Support Inc

Gianna Ferrara

Gianna is General Manager, Marketing and Communications and has over 30 years’ experience working in large corporate, community based and not for profit organisations across SA and VIC, leading marketing, brand, communications, and customer experience

Prior to working at Community Support, Gianna was the General Manager, Marketing and Brand at Principals Australia Institute where she was responsible for helping to develop and implement professional development programs for school leaders across Australia.  Previously, she was the Director, Marketing and Strategic Relationships at Novita leading the marketing, brand and fundraising strategies for the organisation. She was also the Marketing and Sales Manager at RDNS SA, involved in the merger with the Silverchain Group.

Gianna’s main experience comes from her corporate career which began at Telstra, where she worked both in SA and VIC, leading national product, services, communications and marketing programs, seminars and the Telstra Business Women’s and Telstra Business Awards programs.  She also worked in Melbourne in ANZ Private Bank division as a Senior Marketing Manager and at Australia Post in the Financial Services division where she led the strategy and implementation of product exits.

Gianna is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (FAMI) and Certified Practising Marketer (CPM). She was a member of the Australian Marketing Institute SA State Advisory Committee from 2011 – 2014, and served as President in 2014. She was also a member of the ANZ Rob Guest Endowment Committee from 2008 – 2013, which supported up and coming musical theatre performers.

She holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Graduate Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing, from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from RMIT.

B.A, Grad Dip.Ed, Grad B.Ed., B.Com, Grad Dip Mktg , FAMI CPM