Gemma Manning is a strategic marketing and communications professional, with over 15 years’ experience in a range of industries from healthcare to tourism.

After identifying a gap in the marketing consultancy market, Gemma founded Manning and Co in 2008. Her vision was to deliver practical, effective and affordable end-to-end business solutions, without charging excessive fees – the achievement of which saw Manning and Co nominated as a State Finalist for AMI's Annual Marketing Excellence Awards in 2014. As a strategic marketing partner, Manning and Co tap into a large and influential network, fostering new business connections and media opportunities for their clients. The consultancy specialises in integrated brand management, PR, creative conception and digital design across a broad range of sectors, including business services, professional services, telecommunications, retail and financial services.

A serial entrepreneur, Gemma launched her second business venture, Gemstar Technology in 2015. Gemstar aims to bridge the gap between Australia’s technology sector and the trade and investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

In January 2015, Gemma was one of 106 entrepreneurs selected for the ‘Fire on Ice’ expedition to Antarctica. The ‘Unstoppables’ joined forces for an 11-day think tank, promoting innovation and ingenuity in Australian business.

In 2012 and 2011, Gemma Manning was nominated and shortlisted for the Telstra Young Business Women’s Award.