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Anthony Benscher is a highly experienced corporate and government affairs practitioner with a strong history in government, the corporate sector and in management consulting.
Anthony is Managing Director of Barton Deakin’s NSW division, also supporting and advising clients with the Liberal and National Party Coalitions in Canberra and around Australia.
Anthony joined Barton Deakin from the NSW Government where he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Family and Community Services from the election of the O’Farrell Government until mid 2013.
Earlier Anthony was a senior policy and communications adviser to John Howard for seven years, from 1993 to 2000, when John Howard was a Shadow Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Prime Minister of Australia.
In the corporate sector, Anthony was a senior executive for Packer family companies Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) and Consolidated Private Holdings (CPH) and worked as a business development and management consultant in sectors including health for more than six years.
Anthony completed a full-time MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management where he won competitions in entrepreneurship and marketing strategy and was elected to the AGSM Faculty Board and AGSM Student Council. Anthony also holds a Bachelor of Economics and Masters in Public Policy from Sydney University.