Mother of two and community advocate, Katie Maclean, has been the driving force behind the locally owned and independent newspaper, The Hills Echo, for the past three years.
Born and bred in Scotland, Katie moved to Brisbane 15 years ago. Here, she settled down with her hubby, her two young children and stepson. As a fellow local to The Hills District, Katie ‘LOVES’ the tight knit neighbourhood and the welcoming sense of community it has to offer. So much so, she turned celebrating its silver linings into the heart of her career!
With a background in country newspapers, glossy magazines, as well as experience in media, publishing and digital publishing, The Hills Echo was the perfect fit for Katie.
Professional, reliable, approachable are but a few business attributes Katie possesses. However, it is her passion-driven mindset that has evolved The Hills Echo into a publication that is engaging and interacting more with the younger generation, a rarity in today’s society.
The Hills Echo has been in circulation for 28 years and Katie continues to embrace the much-loved traditions of the paper. The newspaper has plenty in store over the next 12 months and with Katie behind the wheel, it’s sure to continue the paper’s already thriving success and give confidence to local businesses and the community that the paper is here to stay!