About Our Company | Walter Albert Global
Walter Albert Global was initially established in Australia due to a strong demand from SMEs and not-for-profits in the aged care and disabilities service sectors in need of assistance with preparing applications for government accreditation. This led to the demand for other services, such as pre-audit preparation, staff and management training, effective communication workshops, the production of policies and procedures, and other communication tools. In providing these services, WAG has helped many start-ups to grow into thriving organisations.
Meet the Founder, Barry Pestana
Trained as a journalist, Barry has more than 45 years experience as a senior news executive for major media companies such as APN News & Media Ltd, News Ltd., WA Newspapers Ltd, Wesfarmers, Warner Communications in Australia, Asia, the UK and the US – and, for 13 years, ran his own PR practice, Pestana Communications, one of Western Australia’s most successful independent consultancies. Eventually, an unexpected career change saw him enter the aged care industry as Manager of an ailing nursing home, which he turned around from a "basket case" business to a thriving and accredited facility in less than 12 months. He has since been involved in the sector for the past 10 years, and currently consults with individuals and organisations in the home care and disabilities services sectors by providing effective communication workshops and a range of PR services.
To become the go-to consultancy in the aged care, disabilities and community services sectors that focuses on results, not rhetoric.