SAGE SPEAKERS

Nick Williams

Founding Partner – Williams International

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Nicole Solly

Managing Director, Lolly Jar Accounting

With over 15 years professional experience within the creative field Nicole understands the advertising industry and it’s specific requirements. Starting out at Ogilvy & Mather and then moving into STW Communications, Nicole managed the finances for the main above the line agencies as well as many of the groups diversified companies.

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Chris Walton

Managing Director, Nunn Media Sydney

Nunn Media is Australia’s largest independent media agency with more than 40 staff and in excess of $200m of billings across its Sydney and Melbourne offices.

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Kim McKay

Founder and director, Klick Communications

Boasting close to 20 years experience in the media and marketing industry, Kim has directed award-winning national and international campaigns that have not only garnered vast amounts of attention but have also translated into considerable increases in sales.

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Robyn Sefiani

Managing Director, Sefiani Communications

As founding principal of Sefiani Communications Group, comprising corporate agency Sefiani and consumer agency Kite, Robyn
manages the firm, leads business development and provides strategic and high-stakes communication counsel to clients.

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Shani Langi

Partner and Managing Director, Usual Suspects Creative

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Cassie Sellars

Managing Director, People & Culture at we.people

Cassie Sacks is the Managing Director of we.people, a human resource outsourcing agency that specialises in helping transform small to medium sized agencies in the digital/tech, advertising, creative, media and communications industry through talent and culture management.

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Tim McColl Jones

Director, MCCOLL JONES + Co

Tim McColl Jones is a highly-regarded brand and marketing adviser who has worked with the likes of Qantas, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Australia, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (UAE), NAB, ANZ and BHP Billiton.

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John Turner

John has had 25 years experience across many areas of the marketing and agency landscape, having worked at Director level with organisations such as Telstra (within the Chief Marketing Office), multinational creative and media/digital agencies including the Ogilvy,Y&R and McCann agency groups.

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Stacey Delaney

Since joining Sparc Media in September 2014, Stacey has helped to transform the agency and direct advertiser business from a trading desk to a partnership and insights led programmatic agency.

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Simon Rutherford

CEO, Slingshot

With 25 years media experience, Simon is one is Australia’s most awarded media strategists. His experience leveraging some of the largest and acclaimed multi-year sponsorships including the Cricket and Big Brother has resulted in several MFA awards.

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Jules Hall

CEO & Partner, The Hallway

Starting out as a management consultant for Accenture, Jules moved into the world of advertising in 2000, taking a job at one of London’s early digital agencies.

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David Morgan

Principal, MORGAN

Made in Scotland a long time ago, David is a seasoned marketing guy with senior leadership roles in local country, regionally, and globally including leadership across Asia Pacific for Procter & Gamble, and Citibank, global leadership for Samsung, and Standard Chartered Bank, and in Australia he was the Happy Banking CMO for Bankwest helping to take the business from 15th to 5th largest bank in Australia.

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Chris Savage

Business Growth Specialist, The Savage Company

Chris Savage is one of Asia Pacific’s pre-eminent public relations, marketing and communications industry leaders. But that’s not his passion. What drives Chris and is shaping his career today is helping leaders and businesses accelerate growth

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Michael Farmer

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Farmer & Company

Michael Farmer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Farmer & Company LLC., a strategy consulting firm for advertisers and their advertising agencies. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Branding and Integrated Communications at The City College of New York.

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Sangeeta Leach

Owner, The Leach Partnership

Sangeeta Leach has a background in management consulting and strategic planning and has worked in India, Africa and Europe as well as Australia, where she was Planning Director of George Paterson Bates until 2001.

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William Leach

Business Strategy, M&A. Owner, The Leach Partnership

William Leach gained his business experience running agencies (for the most part Saatchi & Saatchi) in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Australia.

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Julia Vargiu

Founder & Principal, New Business Methodology

New business is a business science for Julia Vargiu. With more than 20 years’ experience in devising, building and implementing successful new business programs, Julia’s methodology has proven to consistently turn average agencies into successful new business winners.

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Nathan Hodges

General Manager, TrinityP3

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Simon Bookallil

CEO, Bashful

At twenty one years of age, Simon co-founded Spin Communications, the first of a new generation of agencies that delivered fully integrated campaigns.

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Inese Kingsmill

Inese Kingsmill is one of Australia’s most senior marketers and the current chair of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA).

She worked as director of consumer marketing at telecommunications giant Telstra, where she has held a number of senior roles since 2010.

Prior to this she spent 16 years at Microsoft where she has held a number of roles including a regional group marketing role.

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Virginia Hyland

Founder and principal AT, HM Communication Group

Virginia Hyland created HM Communication Group with a vision to help clients Inspire audiences. The agency success can be wholly attributed to the impressive work that HM has produced for its clients.

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Justin Hind

CEO & co-founder, WiTH Collective

They say, that we’re not just made up of one characteristic but many in order to survive. In Justin’s case, his are being passionate, highly digital centric and a creative marketer. It’s just as well, as he uses all three to focus on getting the most from the WiTH team, our clients and leaving the ordinary behind when it comes to opportunities for brands in digital.

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