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Chikarovski & Associates is a government relations, community engagement and stakeholder relations consultancy founded in 2003 by former NSW Liberal leader, Kerry ‘Chika’ Chikarovski.

We specialise in collaborative consultation and negotiation to achieve bureaucratic cut-through that delivers pragmatic outcomes across a wide range of industries including financial, government, community, property and tech startups.

At the core of Chikarovski & Associates is firsthand government knowledge and experience paired with media and community relations expertise. This is overlaid with a process that engages with the people behind the community, corporation or bureaucracy at the table. Our consultation works because experience and expertise leveraged with a human touch is a powerful combination.

We are results-oriented and outcome-driven to ensure you attain the most from important meetings and conversations.

Meet Our Director

Kerry Chikarovski

Founder and Director, Chikarovski & AssociatesFormer MP and leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party 1999-2002Author, Chika (2004)

Kerry Chikarovski is the founder and director of Chikarovski & Associates, a government relations consultancy that helps organisations effect change through better policy communication and influence.

Best known for being the first woman to lead a major political party in New South Wales when she was elected Leader of the NSW Parliamentary Liberal Party (1999-2002). As an MP her responsibilities spanned from consumer affairs to industrial relations, women’s affairs to infrastructure. After leaving politics she started Chikarovski & Associates when organisations started to solicit her help to navigate government bureaucracy.

Kerry holds a number of board positions, with her passion for sport evident in roles at NSW Waratahs Rugby Union and NSW Women’s Rugby Union, and she works across several not-for-profits including Adopt Change, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Our Watch.

Kerry is a sought-after speaker with versatility, from issuing political insights as a guest on television and radio, to hosting corporate and charity events where her warmth and humility make her an engaging MC.

She has two adult children, Lisa and Mark, and four grandchildren.

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Authenticity

We understand that authenticity is the foundation on which trust and effective engagement is built and endeavour to maintain a platform where genuine connection and long-lasting relationships can drive beneficial outcomes.

Collaboration

True collaboration is a combination of consultation and engagement that leads to better outcomes for all stakeholders. Active listening, negotiation and creative problem-solving deliver inventive solutions to address complex issues.

Transparency

Transparency sits at the heart of good communications and stakeholder relations. Keeping stakeholders informed allows for more effective decision-making and a better understanding of challenges and outcomes.

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In the Community

Kerry Chikarovski holds a number of board positions, which include, NSW Waratahs Rugby Union, Our Watch, Adopt Change, Road Safety Education and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. She is also an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and a mentor with the, Minerva Network, supporting professional sports women on and off the field.