Gianna Ferrara | Community Support Inc

Gianna Ferrara

Gianna is  the General Manager, Marketing and Communications and has extensive experience working in large corporate, community based and not for profit organisations across SA and VIC, leading marketing, brand, communications, and customer experience teams.

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 stakeholder strategies for the organisation. She was also the Marketing and Sales Manager at RDNS SA, and was 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 Marketing division.

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 for 4 years and served as President in 2014. Gianna has been a  judge and head judge for the AMI Marketing Awards from 2014 – 2022.

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

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