About

Alexandra de Blas established de Blas Communications to provide communications strategy and public relations services to organisations committed to restore, imagine and build a healthy future.

Alexandra has led de Blas Communications for over a decade, specialising in social, environmental and financial sustainability with a particular focus on science, climate change and agriculture.

Businesses we’ve worked with include:

  • AgriProve – Soil Carbon Solutions, Carbon Market Institute, Paul Hawken Drawdown tour 2018, Climate and Health Alliance
  • Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), Bank Australia, Fair Trade Australia New Zealand, The Ethics Centre, Jane Goodall Institute Australia, Karrkad Kanjdji Trust
  • Bush Blitz, The Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Victorian Environmental Advisory Council, CSIRO Publishing, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Trust for Nature, Bush Heritage Australia
  • Victorian University Office for Research, Invasive Animals CRC
  • Care West, Marriott Support Services, PowerHousing Australia, Women’s Housing Limited

Alexandra is an award winning environmental and science communicator with more than twenty years media experience, including eight as the voice of Earthbeat, ABC Radio National’s specialist environment program.

She served on the Editorial Advisory Board of CSIRO’s Ecos magazine for 10 years and contributed regularly. She is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow and a member of the Italian-based GreenAccord international network of environmental journalists.

In 1994, Alexandra’s research on pollution from the Mt Lyell copper mine in Tasmania and her stand against defamation threats from the company received national media attention including an SBS Dateline story which won a Walkley award and the Eureka Prize for Environmental Reporting.

Alexandra began her career as a Rural Reporter with the ABC in Outback Queensland, and then went on to broadcast on the Country Hour in Tasmania and Victoria.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Sydney, and First Class Honours in Environmental Studies from the University of Tasmania.