Hi, my name is Matisse. (Yes, just like the artist you clever little duck.)


A journalist by education.
A campaigner by occupation.
A storyteller by practice and personality.
A mother.
A wife.
A daughter.
A sister.
A songwriter by dinner time.
A road-trip front-seat world class performer.
A terrible cook.
A climate activist.
A proud Fijian.
A proud Australian.
A great coffee drinker.
A kid who grew up in a backpackers resort
A kid who never really grew up at all.
A (very) ex-model.
A cyclone, an Aries, a dreamer.


“I am a brand and communications specialist with a social impact background. I specialise in using conscious communication to build strong communities and create social change.

With inclusivity, impact, and resonance being a core focus of my work, I help brands tell meaningful stories. I have been involved in the design and execution of national and global campaigns for 10+ years, across the environmental, intergovernmental, and pop-culture arenas.

I led Greenpeace’s work in the Pacific region for four years, worked for Southern Cross Austereo in integrated marketing campaigns, and was a marketing business coach for SMEs in the Pacific as part of the the Australian-aided ‘Fiji Enterprise Engine’. I currently manage the communications team at Pacific Trade Invest Australia, the Pacific region’s leading trade and investment promotion agency.

In 2020 I founded Little Mountains, a resource hub, dedicated to conscious brands looking to use their communications to contribute to a better world.”


  1. Daryl C

    Hi Matisse, Just spent the day at girls GPS working on the shot and was thinking of you and Millie and the times you both were competing – whats happening these days

    1. matissewb

      Mr Cross!!

      How are you??? It has been a long time. I am great! Living in Sydney. Millie is good also-she’s still in Brisbane- she’s a Gym Manager now. Still sporty haha. How are the dogs?? 🙂

  2. Daryl Cross

    Hi Matisse, We are still showing the dogs – off to Melbourne in November for the National Dachshund Show – we won t in Brissie in 2009. Havent been to aths for over twelve months. Joan fell and broke her hip three years a ago and had to have hip replacement which has restricted her a bit. Now that we are in the “70’s” we have had to slow down a bit.
    What are you doing with youself in Sydney, still modelling? I have listened to your songs and read your writings – looks like journalism has paid off for you.
    Look after yourself

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