Renee, a proud local resident with deep roots in the beaches, from her early days as a kid at Oxford Falls Primary School to raising her son in Manly. With extensive experience in media, coupled with her education in communications and marketing, Renee is at the helm of Manly 2095 Co, leading the charge to establish Manly 2095 Co as the Communication Hub of Manly.
Renee's journey began as a cadet at The Manly Daily, where she honed her skills capturing the essence of local peninsula life, from the sporting field to the beach and even behind police crime scene tape. Her invaluable experience laid the foundation for her remarkable career, which catapulted her to the forefront of world-changing events when she joined The Australian in 1999.
As an accomplished, multi-award winning photojournalist, Renee's lens has captured and shared powerful images globally. Her poignant photo essays, ranging from the Bali bombings to the tsunami in Aceh, the coups of Fiji, the Tampa crisis in Nauru, and the bloodshed in East Timor, showcase her exceptional talent. Renee's brilliance has earned her two coveted Nikon Walkley Awards for Press Photographer of the Year.
Her skill in portraiture is equally outstanding, her work has been hung in many galleries including the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Her work also earning her the Walkley for Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year, featuring a provocative image of a Bali bomb victim. Notably, she was also a finalist for Walkley for Daily Life Photographer of the Year, capturing the unforgettable image of an Australian soldier and a Philippines prisoner. Renee's consistent excellence is further reflected in her four additional Walkley finalist recognitions.