About

Created in 2012, Connections Now emerged from an idea that providing timely, focussed services would enable busy project managers who are pulled in multiple directions to deliver successful results.

Director and Principal Consultant; Deb Agnew, has over 25 years’ experience working in natural resources management and related sectors in regional South Australia. With a reputation for being able to achieve results, and standout skills in engaging people – the opportunity to provide these services through a small business prompted Deb to establish Connections Now.

Deb is supported by a small group of skilled, independent service providers – who together offer the range of services you need to connect with the people who are important to you. Connections Now is proudly innovative and responsive.

“I like to think Connections Now is all about bringing people’s ideas together – ‘connecting’, and making sure plans to implement these ideas are implemented on time – ‘now’.”

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Yorke Peninsula Small Business Network
  • Weed Management Society of SA Executive Committee
  • Southern Yorke Peninsula Landcare Group

Who we are

Principal Consultant Deb has held positions in the SA public service including Manager of Community Engagement and Planning for the Northern and Yorke Region in the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and Interim Deputy Regional Manager and Operations Manager with the SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board.

Deb’s qualifications include Masters Degrees in Natural Resources Management (Charles Sturt University) and in Business Administrative Management (University of SA), a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science (University of Adelaide) and a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education (SA College of Advanced Education). Deb holds the University of South Australia Graduate Business Program Award for Academic Excellence, 2005.

Deb brings to Connections Now a range of certifications including; Public Participation, Asset Based Community Driven Facilitation, Planning with Communities, Impact Leadership, Project Management and Media Awareness.

Deb has led teams, authored numerous reports, papers and presentations, and coordinated meetings and workshops that demonstrate her aptitude for strategy and people.

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