Our People

Trevor Burns

Trevor is a highly respected government affairs practitioner with more than 30 years direct experience in Canberra.

As the founder of TSB Advisory Pty Ltd, Trevor has advised a large number of well known domestic and international organisations on their dealings with the Australian Parliament.

Trevor has worked in senior government affairs roles for global companies (Macquarie Group), Australian institutions (ABC), and as a policy adviser all levels of government, including in federal ministerial offices.

This gives him a unique perspective on how to interact with government and, importantly, how to achieve results.

Ben Taylor

Ben is a corporate and government affairs professional with over 20 years experience across regulated and complex environments. 

Ben has provided government affairs strategies to clients on high-profile public matters including inquiries, Royal Commissions, major corporate transactions and crisis situations. 

Previously he headed the corporate affairs division at Rabobank Australia & New Zealand for over 8 years, where he had regional responsibility for government affairs, and prior to that worked across a number of ASX-listed and multinational firms.

Ben has a solid understanding of government processes and protocols, and relationships across government, the opposition and the crossbench. 

Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth is a government relations professional with fifteen years’ experience across the public service, private sector, and the Australian Parliament.

Elizabeth worked with several Cabinet Ministers and was seconded to work in a senior media role on a successful election campaign. During her years at Parliament House, Elizabeth gained a deep understanding of the workings of Parliament, including the drivers of political decision-making, as well as complex Senate, Cabinet, Budget and legislative processes.

Elizabeth is an experienced writer who has prepared a broad range of external-facing material, including Budget proposals, strategic plans, engagement plans, and policy submissions.