Dr Rebecca Vonhoff
Marketing Communications Manager
Dr Rebecca Vonhoff’s partnership with Russell Mineral Equipment began in 2018 when she joined the team as Marketing Communications Manager – a role that profits from her critical ideation skills, storytelling, and ability to engage and connect with the audiences she serves.
At a strategic level, Rebecca contributes to the sustainment of RME’s reputation as a world-leading manufacturer of highly-specialised mill reline solutions and services to the comminution industry. She does this by articulating RME’s passion and purpose – which is to ‘visibly, defensibly and sustainably improve our customers’ concentrator performance’. Just as important is Rebecca’s collaborative work with RME’s people and culture capability, and other areas of the business, to ensure strong, authentic alignment between all that the company says, and does.
On a daily basis Rebecca leads a wide-range of integrated marketing, public relations and corporate communications initiatives to ensure RME delivers coherent, consistent messages globally. This includes external marketing pieces, media releases, Customer success stories, internal alerts, safety documentation, policies and procedures, as well as co-authoring academic abstracts and technical papers for international media and conference opportunities.
Rebecca’s way with words stems from an impressive background in journalism where she has held a number of high-profile roles including deputy foreign editor at ‘The Globe and Mail’ in Toronto, reporter for ‘The Australian’, editor and columnist for ‘The Courier Mail’, and deputy editor for ‘The Chronicle’, Toowoomba’s local news service.
Rebecca is a sought-after university lecturer and keynote speaker, winner of several awards for excellence in journalism and media, and actively engaged in pro-bono governance work with a number of local community groups. Rebecca holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in History from the University of Queensland (UQ) and is the recipient of a number of research grants.