christopher holcroft

CHRISTOPHER HOLCROFT is a media and corporate communications specialist; former journalist and senior public affairs and media specialist. Christopher has led national media campaigns, international public affairs in Asia and the Middle East, dealt with major national crises and co-ordinated sensitive national and international public information strategies.
 
Christopher Holcroft has held senior appointments in Federal, State and Local Governments, in the media, and more recently in communications and PR agencies. Christopher completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, majoring in journalism and communication technology at the University of Technology, Sydney, and his Masters degree in Communications (Organisational Communication) at Charles Sturt University.
 
He has also written five books – three aimed at teenagers and two for Adults.
 
Some background on Christopher Holcroft:
 
In 1974 Holcroft joined the Australian Army as a part-time soldier in the Army Reserve as an Infantryman, rising to the rank of Temporary Sergeant. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1982 into the Australian Army’s PR Corps, the Australian Army Public Relations Service, and rose through the ranks to become the Corps’s first Reserve Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. Holcroft graduated from the Australian Army’s Reserve Command And Staff College as a Captain in 1987 and a Major in 1992. He saw active service in East Timor in 2000 as part of the United Nations Transitional Authority East Timor (UNTAET) and was posted in Iraq in 2006 as part of the Australian Army’s Operation Catalyst based in Baghdad. Holcroft was awarded the Reserve Forces Decoration (RFD) in 1998 and the Australian Active Service Medal for his tour of duty to East Timor, in 2001. He was presented with the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Australian Defence Medal and the Iraq Campaign Clasp to the Australian Active Service Medal in 2006. Holcroft was also part of a Unit Citation to the Joint Public Affairs Unit by the Chief of the Defence Force.