Stephanie Kendall

Communications & Marketing

Stephanie is a seasoned communicator with over 30 years experience in community and stakeholder engagement, marketing, public relations, digital and print publishing in not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She joined COTA NT in 2014 as the Events and Marketing Manager, before focussing on communications and marketing in 2020. Over the years, Stephanie has worked alongside the CEOs to help COTA NT establish its reputation and position as the peak body for seniors in the NT. 

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Honours (Film and Literature Studies) from the University of Warwick (UK) and is currently studying for a Masters in Information Science. She was born and educated in England and has worked in London, Christchurch (New Zealand) and the Northern Territory. Stephanie is an experienced events manager, marketing copywriter, technical writer and editor, working with organisations as diverse as Book Aid International, Marks & Spencer, Scholastic and Imperial  Cancer Research Fund.

During her time at COTA, Stephanie’s work has included: development of COTA NT’s programs including fundraising, advertising and membership, creation and management of websites including (incorporating the Territory Seniors Calendar since 2017),,,  social media (COTA NT and regional pages), digital engagement hub, print and digital communications including: emails, media releases, newsletters, ONE COTA, major COTA events (including Expos, Grandparents Day, special fundraisers etc.), event and program marketing and promotions, publications and special projects including: annual reports, Seniors Voice, Is the Territory Age Friendly? Survey 2022, petition To Repeal Section 50A of the Northern Territory (Self Government) Act 1978 (2021), Cyclone Tracy Remembered (print), Seniors Month Calendars, 50 Seniors 50 Stories, Staying Connected (COVID-19 response), Members Only website (est. 2020).


  • Established Seniors Voice in 2022 with the CEO. A quarterly print and digital news-style publication for seniors in the Territory.
  • Founded NT Grandparents Day in 2021 with the CEO, from proposal through to delivery of 3 year project.
  • Created, an engagement hub for COTA NT (primarily a tool for community enagement, surveys and data gathering).
  • Established social media pages for regions and projects.
  • Seniors Month Calendar creative and editorial 2017 to 2023.
  • Established the largest COTA NT and community event for seniors, SENIORS EXPO in 2015. The inaugural event won the City of Darwin’s Community Event of the Year award. Now attended by over 2,500 people.   
  • Re-branding and creation of new platform, site content and architecture for COTA NT website in 2014.

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