McKinnon Prize 2023 Shortlisting Committee

Ryan Liddell

Ryan Liddell is one of Australia’s most respected communications and political professionals.

Ryan has nearly twenty years’ experience across numerous senior political and communications roles, including as Chief of Staff to former Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Communications Director Senior to the Deputy Prime Minister/Treasurer, and Press Secretary to a range of state and federal ministers.

With demonstrated leadership and influencing skills at the highest levels, he’s highly regarded across the political spectrum and in the national media.  Ryan has played senior roles in numerous election campaigns and has driven progressive change through campaigns around a banking royal commission, marriage equality, protecting Medicare, penalty rates and renewable energy.

Ryan is Managing Partner at Principle Advisory, a government relations and strategy firm that works with some of Australia’s largest businesses and high profile leaders to develop policy, engagement and interaction with governments.

He lives in Adelaide, is a Director on the Board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and is regularly featured on ABC TV as a political commentator.