ABOUT US

A unique perspective.

Collaboration is at the centre of our business, because that's how we deliver maximum value to your business.
Blue skies and beaches. Fish and chips. Gin and tonic. Some things are just better together.  

We combine complementary skills, backgrounds and approaches to provide a unique level and mix of services. Brendan’s background is high-level journalism, editing, and content marketing while Katie has extensive in-house corporate experience working with senior executives and non-executive directors.

Our ability to translate the details of our clients’ complex products, services and operating environments into succinct and engaging content reflects our technical capability, industry knowledge, and commercial acumen.

Our directors combine over 30 years of corporate experience, professional writing and commercial insight.

Brendan Swift
Brendan’s work has appeared in every major Australian newspaper over the past 15 years.

He was a senior reporter at the Australian Financial Review, where he specialised in the financial services industry and was a regular section editor. In his time at the AFR, he wrote more than 70 page one stories for the paper. Brendan is a former editor of influential industry magazine Inside Film. His previous experience includes a range of business trade publications and national wire service Australian Associated Press.

Brendan founded CMP in 2014 to bring high-level writing, editing and communication skills to the corporate market. He understands that the needs of organisations vary widely and has demonstrated an ongoing ability to blend the strongest aspects of his journalism background with the commercial and strategic goals of the corporate sector.

Katie King
Katie’s focus on communications has been a common thread across a diverse corporate career spanning more than 15 years. She is an experienced and accomplished writer and editor, as well as a qualified chartered accountant and chartered secretary.

In professional services, Katie wrote reports to audit committees and executives. In financial management, she prepared annual reports from cover to cover, and drafted prospectuses, presentations and press releases. And as an award-winning corporate governance specialist and company secretary, she wrangled and untangled board papers, coached management on engaging with boards, and advised directors and top management.

Katie has worked at organisations ranging from professional services firms to start-ups, top ASX-listed companies and in government. They include Caltex Australia, UrbanGrowth NSW, Macquarie Group and EY.


Brendan Swift
Brendan’s work has appeared in every major Australian newspaper over the past 15 years.

He was a senior reporter at the Australian Financial Review, where he specialised in the financial services industry and was a regular section editor. In his time at the AFR, he wrote more than 70 page one stories for the paper. Brendan is a former editor of influential industry magazine Inside Film. His previous experience includes a range of business trade publications and national wire service Australian Associated Press.

Brendan founded CMP in 2014 to bring high-level writing, editing and communication skills to the corporate market. He understands that the needs of organisations vary widely and has demonstrated an ongoing ability to blend the strongest aspects of his journalism background with the commercial and strategic goals of the corporate sector.
Katie King
Katie’s focus on communications has been a common thread across a diverse corporate career spanning more than 15 years. She is an experienced and accomplished writer and editor, as well as a qualified chartered accountant and chartered secretary.

In professional services, Katie wrote reports to audit committees and executives. In financial management, she prepared annual reports from cover to cover, and drafted prospectuses, presentations and press releases. And as an award-winning corporate governance specialist and company secretary, she wrangled and untangled board papers, coached management on engaging with boards, and advised directors and top management.

Katie has worked at organisations ranging from professional services firms to start-ups, top ASX-listed companies and in government. They include Caltex Australia, UrbanGrowth NSW, Macquarie Group and EY.