About Words

Words is a small Perth-based consultancy offering a diverse range of communications and community investment services that assist individuals and organisations to create, connect and collaborate.

Clients include major resource companies, prominent not-for-profit organisations, tertiary institutions and government departments and agencies.

The director of Words, Tania Hudson, has wide-ranging experience in corporate external affairs and internal communications, as well as in corporate philanthropy, social investment, cross-sector partnerships and Collective Impact. Tania is the Principal Change Agent at Collective Impact WA.

Having worked throughout Australia and internationally in various roles and organisations, Tania has a strong grasp of issues across many areas of the private, public and community sectors.

In Western Australia, Tania’s roles over the past decade have included Manager Community Investment at Rio Tinto, Manager Rio Tinto WA Future Fund and Principal Adviser Communications at Hamersley Iron.

In Victoria in the 1990s, positions included Head of Group Media Relations at ANZ Banking Group, and Senior Business Writer at The Age newspaper.

Tania commenced her career in Queensland, where she was a business writer, sports reporter and general journalist on the Courier Mail, Sunday Mail, Sun, Sunday Sun and Queensland Times newspapers.

Tania holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnerships from Cambridge University, UK.

She is the Chair of the Board of FORM, an organisation that advocates and develops creativity in Western Australia, and a Judge of the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards (now Creative Partnerships Australia).

Tania is passionate about the written word, a dynamic public speaker and facilitator, and a leading source of knowledge about community investment strategies.

She is an ethical professional who is a firm believer in the power of building strong relationships that are based on trust, mutual understanding and a sense of humour!

"Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking."

John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946