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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationSydney, Australia
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  • ProfessionsBusiness Strategist - Trainer - Business Development Engineer

About me

I am a creatively led, strategically driven & technology friendly team player. Throughout my career as an "Intrapreneur" I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with a lot of interesting & inspired minds across companies of all sizes and configurations - from Start-Ups to global corporate enterprises. My role as an embedded consultant allows me to analyse and address the future challenges of a wide variety of industries with a focus on Business Model Transformation, Product Innovation & Incubation, Commercial Planning, Design Thinking Frameworks, Leadership, Team Building & Mentoring


  • Business Innovation
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Lateral Creativity
  • Innovation Design
  • Growth Strategy
  • Value Proposition
  • Brand Vision
  • Mobile First
  • Training Teams
  • Hiring

Work history


General Manager

Ansible [IPG Mediabrands]

Nov 2015
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Planned and executed re-brand (from MNET to Ansible) including culture, vision setting, value proposition, skill alignment and re-structuring. Managing the shift from commission and head-hour based revenue models to an efficient operating model combining scale, agile product development and a strong technology delivery capability, to provide next generation IP platforms with a customer-centric philosophy. Facilitation of the company's ability to pivot and grow new Marketing Technology product suite in order to set the stage for growth in a shifting media & communication landscape. Development of operative blueprints for proprietary Enterprise Mobility platform including the marketing, pricing and required operational structures for IP commercialisation. Incubation of the product platform to market-ready maturity.


National Connections Design Director

Universal McCann [IPG Mediabrands]

Dec 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • Incubated the newly installed Connections Design offering for the agency including the team leadership, mentoring, skills assessment, role definitions, training plan, hiring, team building, vision setting, specific value proposition, defining operational process and organisational structure, product responsibility, delivery management, commercials, client education. Managed national roll of Connections Design function and trained staff across 3 offices on the new value proposition alongside leaders of aligned business functions. Set up succession plan for established Connections Design vertical, mentored successor and ultimately transitioned a well functioning team of 12 to designated craft leader.



Executive MBA in Marketing and Corporate Management


Oct 2002 - Jul 2008
  • Munich, Germany
  • MBA from one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. - Additional Semester abroad: Developing Economies [Udayana University, Denpasaar, Indonesia]. - Additional Semester with accreditation to participate in the INNO-TEC "eLab" business planning think tank.



Australia's Best Place to Work


  • Winner - Australia's Best Place to Work [Universal McCann]


Cannes Lion [Silver]

Cannes Festival of Creativity

  • Silver - Media for Coca Cola #colouryoursummer


WARC Prize for Connections Strategy


  • Grand Prix - Coca Cola #colouryoursummer


Agency of the Year

Festival of Media Global

  • Winner - Global Media Agency of the Year [Universal McCann Australia]